In a brilliant display of savvy entrepreneurship, a 13-year-old girl and her mother set up shop outside a medical marijuana clinic in San Francisco. Their product? Boxes of Tagalogs, Samoas, Thin Mints and other classic girl scout cookies.
Within two hours, Mashable reports that Danielle Lei and her mother Carol sold 117 boxes, which is about a box per minute. That’s 37 more than what they previously sold outside a grocery store during the same two-hour period. Once the munchies set in, patrons at The Green Cross clinic didn’t even stand a chance.
Carol told Mashable that her girls set up cookie stands at different points around San Francisco in order to help them learn about new environments while making cash. She also took this opportunity to talk to her daughter about the medical uses of marijuana.
“You put it in terms that they may understand,” said Carol. “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. I can be a cool parent for a little bit.”
At the moment, Danielle is the only scout in her troupe conducting business outside a pot shop. However, the Girl Scouts of Northern California don’t seem to have a problem with it.
“Girls are selling cookies, and they and their parents pick out places where they can make good sales,” said Dana Allen, director of marketing and communications for Girl Scouts of Northern California. “We’re not telling people where they can and can’t go if it’s a legitimate business.”
The Green Cross invited the Leis back this Saturday, February 22 from 4 to 6 pm.
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