People, we would like to introduce you to Danielle Lei: one of the most business savvy 13-year-olds you’ll ever meet.
Young Danielle is a Girl Scout from San Francisco. She had a collection of cookies to sell. So what did she do?
Danielle and her mom set up a stand right outside the Green Cross marijuana dispensary in town. In the span of two hours, Danielle sold 117 boxes of Tagalongs and Thin Mints. According to Danielle’s mother, Carol, that’s 37 more boxes than the two sold the previous day, in front of another location.
This actually isn’t the first time Carol and one of her children — she has another middle-school-aged daughter — set up outside a medical marijuana clinic. And Carol sees no issue with the strategy:
“You put it in terms that they may understand…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.”
Cool story, right? We think so. You know who doesn’t, though? The Girl Scout organization based in Colorado. They sent out this tweet full of shade:
If you are wondering, we don’t allow our Girl Scouts to sell cookies in front of marijuana shops or liquor stores/bars.
— Girl Scouts of Colo. (@GSColo) February 12, 2014
Damn, Colorado: lighten up.