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Girl Scouts sell cookies at pot dispensaries

Girl Scouts Sell Cookies At Pot Dispensaries

One San Francisco Girl Scout is proving to be a shrewd businesswoman by making money off the munchies.

The Green Cross, a marijuana dispensary, posted photos to its Facebook page this week of 13-year-old Danielle Lei selling her cookies outside its doors.

According to her mother, after 45 minutes, Danielle had to call for backup cookies, and within two hours she sold about 117 boxes.

Danielle's mom told KPIX that she thought this was a good opportunity to both show her daughter different areas of their city and to have a mature conversation about drugs.

"[The girls] learn that [users are] not drugged out," her mother told the East Bay Express. "Many have serious needs and are just a little different. And they get hungry after."

This might be a lesson about pot, but Danielle's marijuana money move is also getting her praise as brilliant, savvy and even genius.

KPIX spoke with the Girl Scouts of Northern California, and they're fine with where Danielle set up her stand.

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jktejas February 21 2014 at 10:30 AM

Brilliant!!!.....one day people are going to be working for this 13 yr. old. Basic marketing.....go where there is the most likely need and/or desire for your product. Pot has always been associated with the "munchies." In this case it's answered with Girl Scout Cookies.....but it could have been fudge or candy, etc......the 13 yr. old got there first with the idea.

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simplesins February 21 2014 at 1:08 PM

I'm not sure that I agree that this is a good thing. There are all sorts of restrictions regarding where these dispensaries are allowed to be, and one of the requirements if far from any school. So when the school, or at least school age kids, set up shop right next to you, I'm not sure that is something that should be celebrated if the law's intent was to "shield" kids from pot.

And also, are people allowed to use in the dispensaries? If not, can you get munchies just from watching someone put it into a paper bag? It was probably more people guilt buying, feeling like they got caught doing something naughty in front of the kids and so them buying a $4 box of 12 cookies feels more like extortion than munchies.

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gibby1208 simplesins February 21 2014 at 2:01 PM

That "shielding" is based upon the same idea behind restricting alcohol and tobacco products being sold near schools. By your logic, Girl Scouts should only be allowed to hawk their wares near schools.

Most clients of dispensaries are not first time users. They know that the munchies will accomnpany use of their purchase, and plan ahead. If it is in fact guilt, so what?

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Amanda simplesins February 21 2014 at 2:13 PM

Wow, I doubt they feel guilty because they're not doing anything wrong. Perhaps they are thinking ahead by buying them. You're not very educated, are you?

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lbn78 February 21 2014 at 1:40 PM

ooooo...oh... I don't know about this one!

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Bill February 21 2014 at 11:37 AM

wonder if there's a badge for that?

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hot momma Bill February 21 2014 at 11:58 AM

HA, there needs to be!!!

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lela & terry February 21 2014 at 11:13 AM

W R O N G just WRONG! Taking advantage of stoners with over priced cookies is just WRONG!

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sevargre lela & terry February 21 2014 at 11:50 AM

Surely, you jest. :)

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wlh1923 February 21 2014 at 12:51 PM

Yeah, you'd have to be stoned and have a serious case of the munchies to pay those sort of prices for a couple of cookies. Every year the prices get higher and size of the box and the number of cookies gets smaller. Most of the girl scout cookie sales now are simply sympathy purchases

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beckstein February 21 2014 at 2:33 PM

what a smart girl hah she will be rich

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cambion7 February 21 2014 at 2:20 PM

I say kudos to the young lady that decided she wanted to sell in front of pot clubs. That's a really smart business choice, realizing that smoking pot gives on the munchies. Way to go!

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jkingsire February 21 2014 at 1:47 PM

funny some of you who obviously has no class and are self destructive accept anything brought your way as OK as long as others do it... There is no GS value shown here allowing GS to take advantage of those who obviously are sick and in need of help... Legalized or not why would any parent allow their child to be out in front of a place like this.... Why not stand in front of a short stay hotel or bar??? Forget about the GS leaders themselves who are so self destructive within their own community most good GS leaders are driven away by the insane way the GS leadership run their organization... They careless how they make money as long as they put their lil girls face upfront as the ones in need....

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brooklynspygirl February 21 2014 at 2:40 PM

.That is too funny!!!

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kbaby12345 brooklynspygirl February 21 2014 at 3:41 PM

There really is nothing funny about it.

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