ABC News’ Linsey Davis and Matt Knox report:
The Girl Scouts of Colorado has taken a dim view of the latest marketing strategy for selling the scouts’ famous cookies — hawking them outside marijuana shops, a prime spot for people with munchies.
“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 Girl Scouts of Colorado wrote on their Facebook page. “We recognize these are legitimate businesses, but we don’t feel they are an appropriate place for girls to be selling cookies in Colorado.”
Colorado recently legalized the sale of marijuana.
Despite the Girl Scout Promise to “live by the Girl Scout Law,” some scouts are apparently taking the directive more as guidance.
In Arizona, 8-year-old Lexi Carney, accompanied by her mom, set up shop outside a TruMed medical marijuana market in Phoenix.
“I sold 76 boxes at TruMed in three hours,” Lexi said on “Good Morning America.” “My top three sellers are Samoas, Thin Mints and Tagalongs.”
Carney got the inspiration from Danielle Lei, 13, who last week sold 117 boxes in two hours—nearly a box a minute—outside medical pot shop in San Francisco.
Lei even caught the attention of late night comics like Jimmy Kimmel, who joked on his show, “And by the way, 117 boxes in two hours: to one guy.”