Who doesn’t love Girl Scout cookies? They’re delicious and also help raise money for scouting activities.
But where do you go to sell the most cookies? Family and friends are a good option, but a couple of young ladies in California decided to go where cookies would be most in demand: Outside a medical marijuana dispensary.
Earlier this week, Danielle Lei and her mother set up shop outside the Green Cross store in San Franciso and sold 113 boxes in two hours. Lei’s mother said she wasn’t sure if it was such a good idea at first, but changed her mind:
“You put it in terms that they may understand. I’m not condoning it, I’m not saying go out in the streets and take marijuana. It also adds a little bit of cool factor. I can be a cool parent for a little bit.”
In San Diego, another girl also hit the jackpot when she started selling cookies at the Urbn Leaf in San Diego. She sold 300 boxes in 6 hours time, an average of 50 boxes an hour.
Urbn Leaf even did some advertising for her on Instagram:
The issue of sales outside pot stores has come up before. In 2014 the Colorado branch of the Girl Scouts issued a statement declaring:
“If you are wondering, we don’t allow our Girl Scouts to sell cookies in front of marijuana shops or liquor stores/bars.”
So were these girls in California violating some rule? Not according to Kelly Parisi, the chief communications officer from Girl Scouts of the USA, who told the LA Times that each region:
“All decisions on how the cookie program is run. As always, our primary concern is the safety and well-being of the girls we serve.”
In other words: Go where the demand is. Find the place where people have the munchies and let nature do the rest.
Featured Image Via Green Cross.