KHOU - If you visit the city of Gardiner, you may notice a little less debris along the streets and sidewalks.
That’s because dozens of people spent a sunny Saturday collecting trash all over town.
The incentive? Free marijuana.
“Bring us back the full trash bag, and we give them a gift of cannabis,” said Dennis Meehan, owner of Summit Medical Marijuana in Gardiner.
He and his family are using their brand new business to clean up the community.
“[I heard of it in] Colorado – there was a town that did this,” said Meehan. “They had a great response to this. So I was hoping to do the same thing in Maine.”
How it works: grab a trash bag, fill it with trash from around town, return it to the store, and get your bag of marijuana free of charge