Girl Scout cookies are a great relief for the munchies, however, thanks to a recent policy that forbids sales outside of pot dispensaries, marijuana customers hungry for Girl Scout cookies in Colorado will have to walk a little out of their way to get their Thin Mints and Samoas.
“Girl Scouts of Colorado doesn’t allow girls to sell cookies outside of any adult-oriented business, whether that is a bar, strip club, casino, liquor store or marijuana dispensary,” the organization posted on its Facebook page. “We recognize these are legitimate businesses, but we don’t feel they are an appropriate place for girls to be selling cookies in Colorado.”
The issue of cookie sales took center stage last month after Mashable reported that 13-year-old Danielle Lei sold 117 boxes of cookies outside a medical marijuana dispensary in San Francisco, in just a few hours.
“It’s no secret that cannabis is a powerful appetite stimulant, so we knew this would be a very beneficial endeavor for the girls,” a member of the clinic staff told Mashable. “It’s all about location, and what better place to sell Girl Scout cookies than outside a medical cannabis collective?”
Lei’s mother and the Girl Scouts of Northern California applauded the smart young girl’s choice of location. However, the Colorado branch decided it was inappropriate, even though pot is legal for recreational purposes in the state.
Not that I disagree with the decision, but the next time I am offered Girl Scout cookies outside of the supermarket (which is all the time) I will remind the girls that alcohol, tobacco and pornographic magazines are sold inside.