Dozens of people in Gardiner, Maine just got treated to a gram of free weed after returning with a bag of trash from the community cleanup on Saturday.
How it works
The rules are pretty simple: grab a bag, pick up trash from around town, take the bag of trash to the store, then bring home marijuana for free.
Dennis Meehan is the owner of Summit Medical Marijuana, a family business in Gardiner. He hoped to achieve the same positive response as it did in Colorado, where he first heard of the movement.
Giving products away for free may not seem like an ideal way to do business, but this is how Meehan wants to help the community.
The cleanup day is more than giving away pot. It is a great avenue in to let people know about how life-changing marijuana is.
“It’s profound,” said Meehan. “The research. There’s a whole world of science out there. If you started the research today, 10 years from now you’d still be doing the research…When you see this plant have an incredibly life changing impact on somebody that has given up on life, or somebody that has been given up on by modern medicine – and you can bring them back to life and give them a quality of life. It doesn’t just affect that patient, it affects every single person in the family.”
Would you pick up trash from around town if you get free weed in return?