Business-Savvy Girl Scout Sells Cookies Outside Weed Dispensary
Girl scouts are getting incredibly inventive lately, as proven by one member who set up shop outside a marijuana dispensary in Portland, Oregon. Because, you know, location location location.
The unnamed girl scout, accompanied by her cool aunt, camped outside the Foster Buds dispensary on Saturday with a sign reading “Satisfy your munchies.” As if stoners - or anyone, for that matter - needed a better reason to eat Thin Mints.
"The Girl Scouts organization said they don't condone this, but it's not against the rules," her aunt told KATU of their chosen location.
She had a goal to sell 35 boxes of cookies in order to raise money for “horse camp,” a target which she unsurprisingly exceeded.
She got a little help from Foster Buds when they jumped in on the action and offered clients a discount on their "Girl Scout Cookie" weed stain with the purchase of a box of cookies.
“A great strain for pain relief, stress relief, and nausea. GSC is an extremely stoney strain perfect for anytime use,” they advertised.
It’s a match made in heaven. In fact, it’s not the first time girl scouts have had the idea. Last year, a girl scout sold over 200 boxes of cookies in just two hours outside a shop in San Francisco. The initiative garnered so much attention that girl scouts in Colorado are now prohibited from selling outside of marijuana dispensaries.
The dope-and-cookies deal isn’t favoured by the youth organization. The Girl Scouts have been petitioning against unauthorised use of their trademark cookie names by the cannabis community - another strain is called “Thin Mints” - for better part of a year. Speaking to the Huffington Post, they said that
“Girl Scouts of the USA is aware of our trademark being misappropriated. We take these trademark misappropriations seriously and, when applicable, will send a cease and desist.”
Regardless, this girl’s got a bright future ahead.
By Olivia Cassano, published on 23/02/2016