Girl Scout Sold More than 300 Boxes of Cookies Outside Calif. Marijuana Dispensary, But Could She Get in Trouble?

Girl Scout cookies are arguably one of the best foods that one can get a hand on when those munchies hit, and one San Diego, Calif. scout decided to cash in on the legalization of the marijuana industry in the state and set up shop outside a local dispensary.


According to 10News, Urbn Leaf, a San Diego marijuana dispensary was the one who posted the photo to Instagram, showing the little girl holding boxes of cookies in front of the store.

“Get some Girl Scout Cookies with your GSC today until 4pm! Have a friend that wants to #tagalong? Bring them with - shopping is more fun with friends anyways,” the photo was captioned.

“GSC,” for the uninitiated, refers to a marijuana product that is flavored to taste like the famed Girl Scout cookies.

Booth sales for Girls Scouts San Diego don’t start for another week, but scouts are permitted to sell from wagons as long as they have a parent or guardian with them.

Also in the girl’s favor was the fact that her wagon was seen standing away from the property.

“So if that’s what they say they were doing... then they were right within the rules,” Alison Bushan, of Girl Scouts San Diego, told 10 News.


The scout’s father said that his daughter sold more than 300 boxes in two 3-hour trips to the location, the news site notes.

However, according to Time, because we can’t have nice things, it seems that not all Girl Scout officials are on board. The San Diego Girl Scout council is apparently looking into whether or not the scout broke any rules because she was in a commercial area, which council spokesperson Mary Doyle said is not allowed.


“As Girl Scouts, we assume good intent,” Doyle said. “When we learn that a girl is in violation of a standard/guideline, we almost always discover that the parent was unaware of the rules.”

However, if a rule is broken again, the child could lose the awards she earned through sales, however, Doyle did say that is often decided on a case-by-case basis.


Urbn Leaf founder, Will Senn, reiterated that the girl was with her parents and had just been passing by with her wagon.

“Cannabis is now legal in California and a direct result of that is the munchies a lot of times,” he joked. However, Senn said that Urb Leaf would like to talk to the council to help clear up any misunderstandings, adding that he just likes to support local fundraising.


“Anytime we can help out by driving more people to support local fundraising like a Girl Scout selling cookies, we’ll do that,” he said..

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What do they mean in a commercial area? Girl Scouts in GA and in FL stand in front of Publix and Walmart where I’ve lived.