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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Girl Scout Slings Cookies Outside S.F. Marijuana Dispensary

Posted By on Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 3:00 PM

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The name "Girl Scout Cookies" means a lot to a Bay Area marijuana consumer.

The legendary cookies have lent their name to one of the area's most popular marijuana strains; and actual Girl Scout cookies are, well, delicious. They also go very well with medical cannabis, as one real-life scout has discovered.

On Monday, a wise and enterprising Girl Scout set up shop outside of cannabis dispensary The Green Cross's location on Mission Street in the Excelsior.

Within 45 minutes, her stock of Thin Mints and Samoas sold out, and she quickly learned that medical cannabis users are generous people as well as hungry people, with a sweet toothaccording to reports.

This genius move -- pure mastery of the adage "location, location, location" -- is one 13-year-old Danielle Lei has pulled before, according to the East Bay Express.

With the blessing of her mother, Carol, Danielle has sold cookies in front of medical marijuana dispensaries in San Francisco for the past few years, she told the newspaper, including the Vapor Room in the Lower Haight before the federal Justice Department shut it down for, as you may recall, being too close to a park that had children, and SPARC on Mission Street.

You may also recall that before it opened, the Green Cross was protested by a one-time political candidate, who tried to push the message that a cannabis dispensary brings crime to a neighborhood.

Apparently not. Carol Lei, who's lived in Glen Park since 1987, pointed out that there are security cameras and a security guard on site. "I feel like it's safe," she told the EBX.

For Lei, this is a business as well as a learning opportunity. Her kids learn that cannabis patients are "not drugged out," she told the newspaper, and are actually legitimately ill people who need to use marijuana as medicine.

"Many have serious needs," she told the newspaper, "and are just a little different."

Hmm. You reading this, Justice Department?

And in case you missed it, they'll be back: from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, another Girl Scout contingent will set up outside the same friendly neighborhood pot club to sell her cookies.

"Well played girl scouts," one Facebook user posted on The Green Cross's page. "Well played."

(For the record, the Green Cross does not currently have any flower "Cookies" in stock, according to their menu.)

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Chris Roberts

Chris Roberts has spent most of his adult life working in San Francisco news media, which is to say he's still a teenager in Middle American years. He has covered marijuana, drug policy, and politics for SF Weekly since 2009.


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