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Local Girl Scouts not allowed to sell outside ‘adult’ stores

SAN DIEGO — Girl Scout troop 3444 is working hard selling their cookies outside a Kearny Mesa Walmart, but as well as they do, they can’t compete with a fellow Girl Scout in Northern California who is selling her boxes outside a pot shop.

GIRL SCOUT COOKIESEarlier this week, 13-year-old Danielle set up her cookies outside a marijuana dispensary in San Francisco and in two hours she sold 117 boxes.

The Girl Scouts in San Diego do not agree with selling cookies outside a pot dispensary. They issued a statement saying “We do not allow girls to sell cookies outside adult-oriented businesses.”

Pam Stevens, a Girl Scout mother volunteer with troop 3444, doesn’t agree with Danielle selling the cookies outside a marijuana dispensary, but she does applaud her ingenuity.

“They’re selling the cookies, not a place that’s illegal. If people are going there for a drug that’s prescribed, I don’t see anything wrong with it,” said Stevens. “I certainly believe it’s for a good cause, it’s for the Girl Scouts.”

“I think it’s probably a little creative,” said Stevens.

Others are posting comments online about Danielle calling her “genius” and “the smartest girl ever.”

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6 Comments to “Local Girl Scouts not allowed to sell outside ‘adult’ stores”

    Andrew Siminoff said:
    February 22, 2014 at 8:08 AM

    By selling cookies, you are providing a product for a price. You are not condoning the activities of the customer. If you are selling food, you need to sell where customers are hungry. I think the seller was clever to find an area with high demand for the product. I see Girl Scouts selling cookies at the supermarket exit. Hard to buy when you just filled your cart with everything you already needed related to food. Go where people are hungry and have money.

    Doug said:
    February 22, 2014 at 10:27 AM

    What kind of a Parent would allow their child to engage in selling outside a location subject to visits by those who will be there under the guise of purchasing "Medicine"..when it is acknowledged by most that a lot of those who have their "Card" are only in possession of it to further their addictions-ie; ADDICTS.

      <?> said:
      February 22, 2014 at 10:50 AM

      Go smoke a cigarette Doug, calm down.

    thechurchofchrismartin said:
    February 22, 2014 at 8:14 PM

    Shame on Fox 5 News for this incendiary headline! Those so-called "pot heads" might just be sick patients or veterans buying legal medicinal cannabis to fight their ailments. I cannot wait until one of your editors has to purchase medical marijuana as a remedy for illness and we can all laugh and call you foolish and uneducated Fox 5 headline-writers— "potheads!"

      Sniper said:
      February 23, 2014 at 2:54 PM

      A "pothead" would've made a better headline, how embarrassing.

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