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It's that time of year again. Time when your local market entrances are flooded with Girl Scouts selling boxes of Samoas, Tagalongs and Thin Mints. But one 13-year-old Girl Scout in San Francisco and her mother made a rather business-savvy decision to sell cookies outside of a medical marijuana dispensary.
On Monday, Danielle Lei and her mother set up shop outside the Green Cross store with the cookies. With the store's blessing, Lei sold 117 boxes in two hours.
Holli Bert, a spokeswoman for the Green Cross, said that after just 45 minutes, Lei had to call for backup cookies to replenish her stock.
"You put it in terms that they may understand, " Lei's mother, Carol, told Mashable. "I'm not condoning it, I'm not saying go out in the streets and take marijuana. It also adds a little bit of cool factor. I can be a cool parent for a little bit."
"All the money stays in local councils, and they make all decisions on how the cookie program is run, " said Parisi in a statement. "As always, our primary concern is the safety and well-being of the girls we serve. Volunteers and parents are empowered to relocate their booths if conditions change and the location is no longer suitable."
With no opposition from Lei's local Girl Scouts chapter, she and her mother plan to return to the Green Cross to sell more cookies Saturday.
[Updated at 12:03 p.m. Feb. 21: “To date, we have not attempted to list either “permitted” or "prohibited” locations and have relied on parents and volunteers to make wise decisions for their girls, ”said Dana Allen, Director of Marketing and Communications of the Girls Scouts of Northern California, the region Lei belongs to. “As always, we evaluate our policies and procedures at the end of each cookie sale and will consider whether further guidelines will be beneficial regarding booth site selection.”