Girl Scout Sold Hundreds of Cookies at Marijuana Dispensary & People Are Divided

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Those who sell Girl Scout cookies know that it's a serious business. Not only does it take dedicated little girls (and their equally determined parents) to market their expensive loot, but many compete to sell as many boxes of cookies as possible. This means getting themselves out there to compete against other equally adorable kids with their addicting cookies. But one girl took her dedication to a new level and is going viral for her distribution tactics, as many debate whether her selling strategy was a stroke of genius or an example of questionable parenting.

  • A little girl is making waves after selling Girl Scout cookies outside of a California dispensary.

    The girl from San Diego set up shop outside of Urbn Leaf on February 2 and sold boxes of cookies to patrons in the area. "Get some Girl Scout Cookies with your GSC today until 4pm! 🍃🍪 Have a friend that wants to #tagalong? Bring them with – shopping is more fun with friends anyways," the dispensary posted on Instagram along with a photo of the little entrepreneur and her product.

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  • Needless to say, it was easy money and she quickly made bank.


    According to Fox 4, the scout's dad said she sold more than 300 boxes of cookies in six hours at that location. 

    In 2014, another business-savvy scout had the idea of selling cookies outside of a dispensary. This girl from San Francisco sold 117 boxes in two hours. At the time when others questioned this controversial move, a chief communications officer from Girl Scouts of the USA spoke to the LA Times about the matter. Kelly Parisi told the paper, "All the money stays in local councils, and they make 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."

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  • This time, some didn't have a problem with the location but the fact that she possibly broke the rules.

    According to ABC 10News, Girl Scout cookie booth sales don't officially start for another week, and many were quick to call out this girl for jumping the gun to get a head start. However, Girl Scouts San Diego said that individual girls are allowed to be selling from wagons now as long as they have a parent present.

    "So if that's what they say they were doing ... then they were right within the rules," Alison Bushan of Girl Scouts San Diego told 10News. Bushan explained that because the girl had a wagon off the company's property and hadn't set up a booth directly in front of the business, she wasn't violating any rules.

    This answered many who questioned how a dispensary could be a registered booth site and assumed that the child and her parents had disregarded those rules as well. 

  • But many simply saw the location as unethical for a Girl Scout to be profiting.

  • And many were vocal on social media about just how disgusted by the idea they are.

    "We don't expose our precious children to his type of drug indoctrination, we protect them from this," the Facebook user added in another comment. "Most young people today can't see the wrong in this and that is sad."

  • However, not everyone sees it that way.

  • And many are just mad that they didn't come up with the idea first.


  • Some were quick to point out that it's different from selling anywhere else.

    Especially in front of a grocery store that sells other "mature" products.

  • And they applauded the important lesson she's learned: Go where the customers are.

    "A learning lesson AND make bank. Boom," another user commented.

  • Because let's face it, having Thin Mints near a dispensary is pretty clever.

  • And it's sharp businesswomen like these who are going to rule the world one day.


  • For those still bothered -- even though she followed the rules -- many suggest they eat a cookie and chill.