Isn’t it amazing how quickly fiction can become reality sometimes?
“Looking to drum up some new business, 13-year-old Girl Scout Danielle Lei and her mom set out for a San Francisco medical marijuana clinic on Monday, armed with boxes of Tagalongs, Dulce de Leches and other cookie varieties she and other scouts sell annually.”
Just a few short weeks ago a story popped up on the internet, along with a laughably poor fake picture, claiming a few enterprising Girl Scouts had set up shop outside of a medical marijuana dispensary in Colorado. The Girl Scouts of Colorado responded almost immediately, confirming via a Tweet that the story was hoax, “If you are wondering, we don’t allow our Girl Scouts to sell cookies in front of marijuana shops or liquor stores/bars.”
It turns out the idea is not as half-baked as it sounds, and Lei’s success has not gone unnoticed. Heidi Carney decided to have her 8-year-old daughter Lexi Meenes start selling her stash (of cookies) outside of marijuana clinics in Phoenix, AZ, after hearing about what Lei had been doing in San Francisco. “For me, this isn’t anything controversial. It’s medication. It’s no different than standing in front of a Walgreens or a CVS,” Carney told the Associated Press.
The Girl Scouts of Northern California seem to be onboard with Lei’s new business tactic. Dana Allen, director of marketing and communications for the Girl Scouts of Northern California told Mashable, “Girls are selling cookies, and they and their parents pick out places where they can make good sales. We’re not telling people where they can and can’t go if it’s a legitimate business.”