Is there a merit badge for “Business Administration?” Give it to 13-year-old Girl Scout Danielle Lei.
On Monday, Lei and her mom took off to a wildly popular San Francisco medical marijuana dispensary, The Green Cross, with thin mints, Dulce de Leches, and Tagalongs—in short, Girl Scout-approved munchies. In just two hours, they sold 117 boxes, 37 more than they sold the next day when parked outside a boring ol’ Safeway.
Carol said her two middle-school-aged daughters have sold Girl Scout cookies outside a medical marijuana clinic before, though this was the first time they stopped by The Green Cross. She usually has them set up shop at various points around San Francisco so they can learn about different environments while earning some cash. Plus, Carol figured this might be a good way to start a conversation about drugs and how some use marijuana as medicine while others just get high.
“You put it in terms that they may understand,” Carol said. “I’m not condoning it, I’m not saying go out in the streets and take marijuana [...] It also adds a little bit of cool factor. I can be a cool parent for a little bit.”
For the record, Colorado’s Girl Scout organization said it doesn’t condone its scouts selling outside the now-legal CO dispensaries. But California’s has been silent on the matter so by all accounts: Savvy Girl Scout, savvy parent.
[H/T: Mashable, Photo: The Green Cross]