With legalization of marijuana happening in certain states, and the rise of medical marijuana stores in other areas of the country, a surprising new trend has popped up this year: Girl Scouts selling boxes of cookies outside of marijuana stores.
We heard about the story on Mashable, which focused on two stories. The first was 13-year-old Girl Scout Danielle Lei. She and her mom, Carol, set up shop in front of a San Francisco medical marijuana clinic on President’s Day Monday, and sold 117 boxes outside the clinic — which was 37 more boxes than what she sold during the same two-hour period outside a Safeway grocery store.
A similar situation seemed to have happened in Colorado. The image on the right started circulating over the internet, but it soon got called out as a poorly photoshopped fake. Nevertheless, it continued the debate about whether or not parents should let their girls sell cookies outside these pot shops.
It also showed two sides of the organization. Dana Allen, director of marketing and communications for Girl Scouts of Northern California, said this:
“Girls are selling cookies, and they and their parents pick out places where they can make good sales. The mom decided this was a place she was comfortable with her daughter being at.” Later, she added, “We’re not telling people where they can and can’t go if it’s a legitimate business.”
So, what do you think?
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