Celebrate Earth Day with Sustainable Cannabis in Maine


While 4/20 gets a lot of love from the cannabis community, another major holiday also holds a special place in April: Earth Day. In celebration of Earth Day here at Gram’s Five & Dime, we thought there’d be no better time to talk about some of the best sustainable craft cannabis brands in Maine. Take a look at the importance of Earth Day and sustainability in cannabis, our favorite sustainable cannabis brands, and how you can make a difference as a cannabis customer.

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The Importance of Earth Day and Sustainability in Cannabis

Earth Day is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate our planet and reflect on how we can make a positive impact, even within the cannabis community. Sustainability isn’t just a buzzword—it’s a way of life that’s gaining momentum in the industry. From the way cannabis is grown to how it’s packaged and consumed, there are plenty of ways we can all pitch in to help the planet we call home and protect it.

Our Favorite Sustainable Cannabis Brands in Maine

1. Gram’s Five & Dime

At Gram’s Five & Dime, we do our part to keep our in-house products as sustainable as possible. From using sustainable packaging practices and responsible production practices, we make conscious decisions in everything we do. Not to mention, we’re keen on highlighting partner brands with a commitment to providing clean, high-quality cannabis.

2. Rugged Roots

Rugged Roots is one of the most recognized names for craft cannabis in the state. While Rugged Roots has grown from being the small cultivator it once was, the brand still takes a craft, small-batch approach to bringing flower and products to life.

3. Paul’s Boutique

Paul’s Boutique is a small-scale, vertically integrated cannabis brand known for producing some of the best weed in Maine. While Paul’s is well-respected for providing exceptional flower, behind the scenes, the brand also utilizes environmentally conscious approaches to cultivation, cannabis processing, and more.

4. Sweet Dirt

Sweet Dirt is one of the few “clean-certified” producers of sustainable craft cannabis in ME. With a commitment to growing organically and avoiding any undue impact on the environment, Sweet Dirt is a prime example of what Earth-friendly cannabis should look like.

How to Do Your Part to Support a Sustainable Cannabis Industry

Doing your part to support a sustainable cannabis industry is easier than most customers think. While you may not have a major hand in cultivation or picking packaging, your decisions as a consumer make just as much of a difference. Here are a few simple steps you can take toward being an Earth-friendly cannabis customer:

  • Choose sustainable cannabis products: Look for cannabis brands that prioritize eco-friendly cultivation methods, such as organic farming and renewable energy use.
  • Opt for recyclable packaging: Support companies that use packaging materials that are easy to recycle or compost, which helps with reducing waste and overall environmental impact.
  • Practice sustainable cannabis production at home: If you’re growing your own cannabis at home, consider using energy-efficient lighting and appliances to minimize your carbon footprint.
  • Reduce, reuse, recycle: Practice mindful consumption by minimizing product waste, reusing containers when possible, and recycling packaging materials.
  • Support advocacy efforts: Get involved with organizations working to promote sustainability and environmental stewardship within the cannabis industry. Many groups advocate for policies that prioritize eco-friendly practices.

By making these small changes in your purchasing habits and daily routines, you can help contribute to a more sustainable future for cannabis and the planet.

Find the Best Sustainable Cannabis Products at Gram’s Five & Dime

As we celebrate Earth Day together, let’s keep the conversation going about sustainability in cannabis. Together, we can make a positive impact on the planet and blaze new trails to show the world how a popular product can be both in high demand and easy on the environment. Be sure to stop by and see us at Gram’s Five & Dime in Newport, where we celebrate sustainable cannabis products every day. Don’t forget, you can also browse and order in advance for convenient pickup on both our medical and recreational menus.

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