Maine has 140 camps, and most are focused on kids. But there’s a Cannabis-friendly camp experience in Harrison, Maine, that is a big draw for adults 21 and older, reports News Center Maine.
At Camp Laughing Grass, smoking marijuana isn’t just “allowed.” It’s highly encouraged. Accommodations include a Grandaddy Purple Cabin, a Tangerine Dream Cabin, and an Acapulco Gold Cabin; all are brightly colorful.
Talk about relaxing! Campers can light up a joint anywhere and anytime they want.
It’s About Time
For Laura Snowman and Eric Tardiff, camping along the Crooked River is paradise. The couple from Monmouth are renting this ‘glamping’ campsite featuring a large tent with a bed.
“We love the outdoors — we get the best of both worlds, where at other campsites won’t let you smoke, you can’t relax,” Snowman said.
There is a lot of relaxing going on at Camp Laughing Grass. The laid-back campsite is the brainchild of Trinity Madison. Madison wanted to create a camping experience for adults without the stigma. It’s about time, considering Maine legalized marijuana for adult use back in 2016.
Bring Your Own Weed And Hang Out
“There are still campgrounds in this legal state of ours — ‘Oh you are smoking weed? Get out,’ and you don’t get a refund,” Madison said.
Besides glamping and primitive tent sites, the 17-acre camp features five cabins, a bathhouse, hiking and biking trails, kayaks, and canoes. Campers bring their own marijuana. They can also sample other strains provided by local dispensaries.
Many campers find the friendly atmosphere of Camp Laughing Grass lives up to its name. A Happy Hour gathering takes place in the pavilion each afternoon at 4:20 pm. “Hanging out, talking, laughing — we have a projector and do silly stoner movies,” Madison added.
Plans To Expand Camp Laughing Grass Into Winter Months
The camp can host up to 60 guests. The site first opened in 2020.
This summer Camp Laughing Grass is almost fully booked. Visitors hail from Maine to as far as California. Now the most popular question is, “How quickly can you expand?” Madison said.
She plans to expand the ganja-friendly campground’s operational status into the winter months. Madison hopes to winterize parts of the site, allowing campers to snowshoe or snowmobile into camp, or stay in heated cabins.