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Girl, 9, Wisely Exploits Canada's New Pot Law

'Girl guide' Elina Childs sets up near marijuana shop and sells out of her cookies in 45 minutes
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 19, 2018 7:13 AM CDT
People check out the sample counter at a cannabis store in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. Canada became the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began...   (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)

(Newser) – Canada is still getting the hang of this legal marijuana thing, and one 9-year-old girl seems to be ahead of the curve. Elina Childs, who belongs to the Canadian version of the Girl Scouts, called Girl Guides, set up her wagon outside an Edmonton pot store and unloaded all 30 boxes of her cookies in just 45 minutes, reports CTV News. "They sold out very quickly," she says, giving her dad credit for the idea of pitching to customers who might soon have the munchies. Elina has cystic fibrosis and cannot be around smoke, but "this was one day she could benefit from smoking," dad Seann Childs tells the Canadian Press. (After just one hour of legalization came a milestone ticket to a driver.)

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