Bad parenting or smart cookie? Girl Scout sells cookies outside marijuana dispensary
SAN DIEGO —
A Girl Scout is cashing in on California's new pot laws.
It's either bad parenting or genius marketing depending on how you feel about the green stuff. Cell phone video shows a nine-year-old selling Girl Scout cookies out of a wagon near a marijuana dispensary in San Diego.
The girl's father wants he and his daughter to remain anonymous but says she sold 312 boxes in two three-hour trips on Wednesday and Friday.
An Instagram post from the dispensary Urbn Leaf even advertised the girl would be outside.
"We all looked at that and our first inclination was it must be a booth sale because it said until 4:00 p.m.," said Alison Bushan with Girl Scouts San Diego.
Bushan says they saw the social media post back at headquarters and had to consult the book.
The Girl Scouts allow booth sales generally in front of any business even dispensaries. Once they're approved, Bushan says this would have been a major no-no if the girl had a table on the door. But the wagon off-site changes everything.
"So that's what they were doing and they had their car and they were walking around their community there and that is right and well within the rules," Bushan said.
As for hundreds of boxes sold in a few hours, the competition has just begun.
"From a sales standpoint she has done all-right. But I know that some of my friends have sold 600 boxes just on Sunday walking their neighborhood. So there are many ways that girls are being great entrepreneurs," Bushan said.
Girl Scouts across the U.S. began selling cookies last month and will continue to do so online and in neighborhoods until April.