Transcript for Girl Scouts Selling Cookies Outside Marijuana Shops Spark Debate
I have to say this next story made me laugh when I first heard it. Some of the most ingenious girl scouts have learned early success in sales is so often about location so they indicted to sell their cookies outside legal marijuana shops. ABC's linsey Davis has more on how they sparked a big debate by targeting the munchies. Cookies are here! Reporter: Traditionally girl scouts would go door to door to satisfy those in need of a thin mint fix. We have our girl scout cookies. Reporter: But 8-year-old Lexi carnie of Arizona is taking advantage of a new marketing strategy that the girl scout council in Colorado has recently deemed inappropriate. My top three big sellers are Samoas, thin mints and tag tagalongs. Reporter: Lexi set up shop outside in medical marijuana market. Marijuana is known to be a powerful appetite stimulant and as one might expect sales there were, well, high. I sold 76 boxes at true med in three hours. Reporter: Lexi got the inspiration from 13-year-old Danielle lay who just last week sold 117 boxes in two hours. Nearly a box a minute outside this medical marijuana shop in San Francisco. Lay even caught the attention of late night comics. And by the way, 117 boxes in two hours to one guy. Reporter: California and Arizona are states where selling locations are left up to the parents. But according to the girl scouts of Colorado, the only state with legalized recreational marijuana, cookies and cannabis don't mix saying it's not appropriate for girl scouts to sell cookies out of adult-oriented businesses. Some argue it's a missed opportunity to sell to eager snackers, but sometimes that's just the way the cookie crumbles. For "Good morning America," linsey Davis, ABC news, new York.
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