Genius Girl Scout Sells Cookies Outside Pot Clinic
Danielle Lei sold out in 45 minutes outside SF Green Cross
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 21, 2014 1:45 AM CST
Updated Feb 23, 2014 8:09 AM CST
Danielle Lei, 13, sells cookies to hungry customers outside the Green Cross clinic.   (Green Cross/Facebook)

(Newser) – A business-savvy Girl Scout in San Francisco had to call for back-up cookies just 45 minutes after setting up shop in an inspired location: outside a medical marijuana clinic. In two hours on Monday, 13-year-old Danielle Lei sold 117 boxes of cookies to customers who may have been expecting to have the munchies. Her mother, who accompanied her and asked the Green Cross clinic for permission, says that's dozens more boxes than she managed to sell outside a Safeway in an identical time period the next day.

"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 Green Cross worker tells Mashable. "It's all about location, and what better place to sell Girl Scout cookies than outside a medical cannabis collective?" Indeed; Danielle was planning to return with more cookies. A Girl Scouts of Northern California spokeswoman says the organization has no problem with sales outside any legitimate business. In Colorado, however, where pot has been fully legalized, Girl Scouts are banned from selling cookies outside marijuana outlets or liquor stores, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Feb 24, 2014 11:55 AM CST
When I originally read this is sounded like a genius move. But after thinking it through...I would not advocate this. Not pointing to anyone in particular, you're putting the young lady in a very dangerous situation. Regardless of medical marijuana being's still a fine line. Suppose when someone pays for a box of cookies, they hand her money from their pocket which has marijuana in she is caught in a criminal situation. I have bought cookies from the little girl scouts and pulled dollars bills out of my pocket without unwading it. Who knows if there's lint or what in there. Same thing could happen here. Secondly, although I do appreciate the idea of marijuana for medical purposes...I think you would be foolish to believe that all people with medical approval really have a medical need. For example, a lot of people go to the dentist with a toothache and get prescribed pills (all legal)...but I would argue few of those people NEED the 35 pills in the vial. If the pain subsides after 20 pills of Tylenol #3 w/ Codeine then you're sitting there with 15 pills. Point is - this is risky and ill-advised.
Feb 23, 2014 9:10 PM CST
Very smart on the girl's part as long as she has a parent there to supervise. I don't see what the big deal is. I've seen groups of girls outside the grocery store every day and they sell lots of alcohol....same thing in my book.
Feb 23, 2014 8:49 AM CST
WOW!! great business smarts!! she will be a business wizard in the future!! with the $$$$ she makes from the potheads!!