A Girl Scout skirted her way around some rules to sell a ton of cookies outside of a pot dispensary, and while many are praising her, others are raising questions of concern.
The unnamed Scout and her dad sold over 300 boxes of the organization's legendary cookies at Urbn Leaf, a recreational collective in San Diego. The Girl Scouts typically prohibit selling right outside of a business unless an appropriate booth permit is signed by the business owner to sell between February 9th and March 11th. This is meant to prevent their troops from getting cited for soliciting cookies, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
To get around that rule, the Scout and her dad simply walked up and down the dispensary's block for a few hours each day during Super Bowl weekend. Folks coming in for their cannabis fix would then pick up a box or two from the "wandering" Girl Scout to cure their eventual munchies.
Technically, the business-savvy Scout didn't break the rules, according to a Girl Scouts spokesperson, but she did fall in a gray area. The walking sales rule usually only applies to residential neighborhoods, while Urbn Leaf is in a commercial part of San Diego.
People have been buzzing online about whether the girl was really smart or going too far with her sales strategy.
If this Girl Scout was near a marijuana dispensary... mad props to her. She went to the source and I hope, she sold all her Girl Scout cookies. She thought outside of the box and shouldn’t be disciplined.— Victoria (@jtori2380) February 6, 2018
Oh good Lord, she used marketing skills. They need to leave her alone.— Kelly Westphal (@winter_kel) February 6, 2018
Great idea! I’m going to open a restaurant that sells pizza, Doritos and Mountain Dew next to every dispensary.— A Very Stable Genius (@SubHuman19AT4) February 6, 2018
I don't wanna burst anyones bubble but I wonder if it sets a good, moral standard for girl scouts to associate themselves with the munchies. I mean, on one end, its brilliant! On the other, "Pot and Girl Scout Fundraising go hand in hand" might not be the headline you want.— MarkB28 (@ColoradosMark) February 4, 2018
Regardless, a pattern of Girl Scouts selling near dispensaries appears to be emerging. Whether or not the kid-centric organization wants their cookies to be associated with pot remains to be seen, however.