A pot shop in Gardiner, Maine is offered up residents a free bag of weed in exchange for a little bit of community service.
“Bring us back the full trash bag, and we give them a gift of cannabis,” Dennis Meehan, owner of Summit Medical Marijuana in Gardiner told USA Today.
Inspired by a similar tactic used in Colorado, Meehan and his family are attempting to help clean up the town, while simultaneously putting a good face on the newly formed cannabis industry in Maine.
Current Time 0:00
Duration Time 0:00
Remaining Time -0:00
- descriptions off, selected
- subtitles off, selected
- captions settings, opens captions settings dialog
- captions off, selected
This is a modal window.
Foreground — White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan — Opaque Semi-Opaque
Background — White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan — Opaque Semi-Transparent Transparent
Window — White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan — Opaque Semi-Transparent Transparent
Font Size 50% 75% 100% 125% 150% 175% 200% 300% 400%
Text Edge Style None Raised Depressed Uniform Dropshadow
Font Family Default Monospace Serif Proportional Serif Monospace Sans-Serif Proportional Sans-Serif Casual Script Small Caps
Skip in Skip
A town in Maine is about to get a little greener, after a businessman decides to give away free weed in exchange for cleaning up its streets. Buzz60
Speaking on the town in Colorado that did something similar, Meehan said, “They had a great response to this. So I was hoping to do the same thing in Maine.”
All you have to do is fill up with a bag of trash collected around the town, bring it to the store, and they’ll give you a bag of weed.
USA Today reports that a "few dozen" people have already turned in their bags of trash for weed, but he hopes to expand cleanup days statewide.
The state of Maine voted to legalize recreational cannabis in the November election, which went into effect earlier this year. Gifting cannabis is currently legal under Maine law, as long as the recipients are 21 years of age and older.
Philanthropic ventures are quite common in the cannabis industry as it attempts to shift its image from a culture of partying to a lifestyle and medicinal brand.