Girl Scout Causes Controversy For Selling 300 Cookie Boxes Outside Of Pot Dispensary

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.



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.