Girl Scouts Ditch Grocery Stores to Sell Cookies Outside of Pot Shops

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Girl Scout Cookies at the cannabis club? Sounds like a typical day in California to me. (There’s a popular strain of marijuana known as Girl Scout Cookies.)

But one lucky group of San Franciscan marijuana enthusiasts was recently treated to Girl Scout Cookies and Girl Scout Cookies — the kind you smoke and the kind you eat, like Thin Mints, Samoas and Tagalongs. 

On President’s Day, 13-year-old Girl Scout Danielle Lei and her mother set up a booth just outside the The Green Cross marijuana clinic. Danielle sold 117 boxes outside the clinic in a two-hour period. That’s a whopping 150 percent (37 boxes) more than she sold outside a grocery store the next day.

Danielle’s mother Carol said that she takes her two middle-school-aged daughters to different areas of San Francisco to teach them about different marketing environments. This wasn’t the first time they’ve sold outside a marijuana clinic, she added.

Carol explained that the cookie sales just outside the club have helped her talk to her daughters about drugs. She says that observing customers helps her teach them the difference between marijuana as a medication and marijuana as party fuel.

The Green Clinic has invited Danielle and her mother to return to their post outside the clinic for further cookie sales.

Some might be worried about Girl Scouts slanging cookies in such an “odd” location, while others argue it’s a-okay since all of the money goes to a good cause. Every cent cookie sellers earn goes directly to the Girl Scouts, a leading advocate for confident, courageous young women in America.

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