Dennis Meehan, the owner of Summit Medical Marijuana in Maine, offered free marijuana to people if they bring a bag full of trash collected in his town over the weekend. In a Facebook post for Summit, Meehan said he would offer two trash bags to interested participants in the morning, and he would give a gram of cannabis for each filled trash bag brought back to them. Gifting marijuana is legal in the state of Maine. Meehan says he was inspired by a similar effort by a town in Colorado.
After the success of the event, Meehan posted on Facebook about possibly opening the “trash-for-marijuana” program up to the entire state. Here’s a photo he posted of all the trash cleaned up as part of the effort:
You know how some people collect tons of recycling and take it to Michigan or other states that give money for those goods? Perhaps we’re seeing the beginnings of a similar program.
Just make sure you wash your hands before handling your free goodies.