Now here’s a brilliant way to demonstrate your entrepreneurial skill: set up a Girl Scout cookie stand in front of a pot dispensary.
Thirteen year-old Danielle Lei set up shop in front of San Francisco’s The Green Cross this past Monday – selling an amazing 117 boxes in just about two hours.
According to the Huffington Post, Lei’s mother contacted the dispensary beforehand to ask permission for her daughter to sell the cookies outside. The owners were more than happy to agree, and even bought a few boxes for themselves.
The incident wasn’t without controversy, since medicinal pot is only legal for people 18 and up. But a spokesperson for the Girl Scouts of America made sure to point out that it’s ultimately up to the parents where their children sell cookies.
“Our number one concern is the safety of girls,” the spokesperson said. “As long as they’re following our safety guidelines, we trust our parents to make decisions for their daughters based on the communities that they live in.”
However, the Girl Scouts of Colorado seemed a little bent out of shape by the story:
Regardless of the underlying taboo, most of the public response has been positive, saying the move was “genius” and “savvy,” even calling her the “smartest Girl Scout in the country.”
According to BuzzFeed, Lei’s idea was conceived a while ago:
[box type=”shadow”]The Green Cross isn’t the first dispensary Danielle has sold cookies in front of, her mother told Mashable that it’s a good way to broach the topic of the difference between drug use and medicine with her daughter.[/box]