If there’s any group that understands their target market like the backs of their hands, it’s the Girl Scouts.
Case in point: one particular Girl Scout from California who sold cookies outside a marijuana dispensary in San Diego on Feb. 2. The girl’s father told Dallas, Texas, news station Fox 4 she sold 300 boxes in just six hours.
The Girl Scout received some help from the dispensary itself, Urbn Leaf, who posted a photo of her on its Instagram account with the caption, “Get some Girl Scout Cookies with your GSC today until 4pm! Have a friend that wants to #tagalong? Bring them with – shopping is more fun with friends anyways.”
According to Girl Scouts San Diego, booth sales do not start for another week, but the scouts are allowed to sell from wagons as long as a parent or guardian is present.
“So, if that’s what they say they were doing … then they were right within the rules,” the Girl Scout’s father said.
This isn’t the first time a Girl Scout sold outside a marijuana dispensary, though. In 2014, a scout sold 117 boxes in two hours according to the Los Angeles Times. With the store’s blessing, 13-year-old Danielle Lei and her mother set up shop outside the Green Cross store with the cookies. A spokesperson for the Green Cross, Holli Bert, told the LA Times at the time Lei ran out of cookies after just 45 minutes.
Lei’s mother, Carol, spoke to Mashable as well, telling them she “can be a cool parent for a little bit.”
“You put it in terms that they may understand,” she said. “I’m not condoning it. I’m not saying go out in the streets and take marijuana. It also adds a little bit of cool factor.”
Following Lei’s bold move to sell outside a pot dispensary, Girl Scouts of America Colorado issued a statement via Twitter that said, “If you are wondering, we don’t allow our Girl Scouts to sell cookies in front of marijuana shops or liquor stores/bars.”
However, Kelly Parisi, chief communications officer from Girl Scouts of the USA, told the LA Times each region makes its own decisions regarding how the program is run.
“As always, our primary concern is the safety and well-being of the girls we serve,” Parisi said. “Volunteers and parents are empowered to relocate their booths if conditions change and the location is no longer suitable.”
Do we have you craving Samoas now? You can pick up a box of Girl Scout cookies through April.