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Enterprising Girl Scouts Reap Rewards of Legal Marijuana Sales

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Enterprising Girl Scouts Reap Rewards of Legal Marijuana Sales

Girl Scout’s delectable morsels have been making smokers salivate since 1917, when girls and mothers baked the first batches of simple sugar cookies to fund activities and field trips. Since those early years, the cookies have continued to captivate cannabis users and today some scouts are wisely cashing in.

Most look forward to early spring when girls peddle their addictive treats outside grocery stores and parks. One such Girl Scout: 13-year-old Danielle Lei cleverly set up outside a San Francisco marijuana dispensary and reportedly sold 117 boxes in two hours.

Lexi Carney, a scout in Arizona is finding success outside TruMed, a center in Phoenix run by Lauren Gooding, an oncology nurse. Gooding was immediately on board with the savvy scout and her mother, even co-creating a deal for customers: patients who buy at least half of an ounce of pot will have their pick of a free box of Thin Mints, Samoas or any of the other cookie choices.

According to the Daily Mail, Gooding hopes the presence of the Girl Scouts will help eliminate the stigma tied to medical marijuana dispensaries.

While Girl Scouts across medical marijuana states will undoubtedly flock to dispensaries, following Lei’s and Carney’s astute examples, girl scouts in Colorado won’t be reaping the benefits of the state’s widespread munchies. The Colorado chapter recently posted the following statement:

“Girl Scouts of Colorado doesn’t allow girls to sell cookies outside of any adult-oriented business, whether that is a bar, strip club, casino, liquor store or marijuana dispensary. We recognize these are legitimate businesses, but we don’t feel they are an appropriate place for girls to be selling cookies in Colorado.”

The Centennial State scouts will most likely be sticking to the state’s abundant Whole Foods, REI’s and Subaru dealerships this summer.

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