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Gardiner dispensary rewards litter gatherers with free marijuana


 Several dozen people took part in a litter cleanup project Saturday in which they could earn a free gram of marijuana for every bag of trash they collected from city streets.

Dennis Meehan, who runs Summit Medical Marijuana in downtown Gardiner with other members of his family, said participants filled more than 100 trash bags – every bag they had available.

Meehan said he isn't sure how much marijuana he gave away.

He said some people collected trash but didn't accept the free marijuana, and most people took part more out of caring for their community and less out of a desire to get free pot.

"It's really people coming together, it was a special thing to see people being selfless and giving their time on a really hot and sunny day," Meehan said. "A gram is a really small amount. People were doing it because they are caring individuals."