Girl Scouts Outlaw Cookie Sales Outside of Pot Shops

Girl Scout cookies are a great way to satiate the munchies, or so implies the name of the popular Girl Scout Cookie strain of medical marijuana. But there is no official connection between the Girl Scouts of America and the pot trade, and thanks to a new policy by the youth group disallowing sales outside of pot dispensaries in the state, marijuana customers hungry for Girl Scout cookies in Colorado will have to walk a little out of their way to get their Thin Mints and Samoas.

“Girl Scouts of Colorado doesn’t allow girls to sell cookies outside of any adult-oriented business, whether that is a bar, strip club, casino, liquor store or marijuana dispensary,” the organization wrote on its Facebook page, according to several news sources including the UK Daily Mail (the post has since been taken down). “We recognize these are legitimate businesses, but we don’t feel they are an appropriate place for girls to be selling cookies in Colorado.”

The issue came into the public eye after Mashable reported that 13-year-old Danielle Lei had a lucrative day outside a medical marijuana dispensary in San Francisco, selling 117 boxes of cookies.

“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 member of the clinic staff told Mashable. “It’s all about location, and what better place to sell Girl Scout cookies than outside a medical cannabis collective?”

Lei’s mother and the Girl Scouts of Northern California were both onboard with her clever choice of location. However, the Colorado branch decided not to follow suit, even though pot is legal for recreational purposes in the state.

– Read the entire article at AlterNet.