The Girl Scouts might want to think about changing their motto, “to Serve God and my Country,” as they serve cookies to marijuana dispensary customers.
Dispensaries and The Girl Scouts
Urbn Leaf posted a photograph a young girl on Friday outside the shop that sells medical and recreational marijuana. In addition, they invited customers on their Instagram account to come get some Girl Scout cookies.
The girl, wearing her green vest of badges was standing outside the store eagerly ready to sell. She was clutching boxes of cookies outside the front doors of Urbn Leaf in the photo, which was widely shared on the internet.
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. 👭👬👫
Urbn Leaf founder, Will Senn, said the girl was with her parents and was just passing by with her wagon. He said he likes to support local fundraising efforts.
“Cannabis is now legal in California and a direct result of that is the munchies a lot of times,” he joked.
“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.
However, the photo drew praise and criticism. Furthermore, some objected to a child photographed outside a dispensary. Marijuana is medicinal and not like alcohol. In addition, doctors have been known to prescribe it to treat epilepsy in children.
The Views of the Scouts
Roughly 14,000 girls participate in San Diego’s Girl Scout cookie program. So, if a rule is broken, the girl could lose the awards she earned by selling a certain number of boxes of cookies.
“As Girl Scouts, we assume good intent,” Doyle said. “When we learn that a girl is in violation of a standard/guideline. Also, we almost always discover that the parent was unaware of the rules.”
Urbn Leaf wants to talk to the council and clear up any misunderstandings, Senn said.
“I’ve been in the cannabis industry a long time and worked to bring it out of the shadows,” he said.