By Patricia Rivera
Who would have thought that cannabis and cookies go so well together; 13-year-old Danielle Lei, did. This Girl Scout sold 117 boxes of cookies within two hours of setting up her stand outside of The Green Cross medical marijuana dispensary in San Francisco.
With the prices of Girl Scout cookies going up to $5 in Northern California and Hawaii, making them the highest priced Girl Scout Cookies in the U.S. , the young sellers have had to come up with savvy ways and places to sell their product. Lei and her mother found that people with munchies tend to buy things to munch on, hence supply and demand.
This business savvy little girl has found a connection between the effects of marijuana and the product she is pushing. The council of the Girl Scouts of Northern California said in a statement that it issues safety guidelines, but does not dictate where sales can be held.
“We respect that individual sales and booth decisions will vary for different families and within the context of their communities,” said the council to CBS News.
That leaves the decision up to the families on where they choose to sell their goods. It shouldn’t be an issue since the Girl Scouts are not inside of the dispensaries nor are they buying pot or making any kind of exchange, other than cookies and money.
Colorado is new to the legalization of marijuana and has opted to not let their Girl Scouts sell cookies outside of bars, liquor stores, and dispensaries. It just doesn’t make sense, why must those places be deprived of the famously delicious cookies?
The Girl Scouts have one mission and that is to sell their cookies. It should not matter where they choose to sell as long as their parents deem the place safe and girls are supervised, then the location should not matter. Other parents have decided that setting up shop outside of dispensaries is a great way sell their cookies. Heidi Carney and her 8-year-old daughter have also opted to sell cookies outside of cannabis shops.
“For me, this isn’t anything controversial,” said Heidi Carney [Z1] to CBS News. “It’s medication. It’s no different than standing in front of a Walgreens or a CVS.”