Girl Scout Danielle Lei knows how to think outside the box when it comes to selling cookies. The 13-year-old recently set up her cookie stand outside the Green Cross medical marijuana dispensary in San Francisco, Calif. Patients bought out Lei's supplies in 45 minutes, as reported on the dispensary's Facebook page, requiring the girl to seek out a larger cookie supply.
In total, Lei sold 117 boxes in only two hours, according to Mashable. The profits from these sales will go to charitable organizations, including several that benefit Alzheimer's research.
Carol Lei, Danielle's mom, is on board with Danielle's unorthodox sales tactics, and not only for the numbers. She believes the experience is a helpful way to start a conversation with her daughter about different kinds of drug use.
"You put it in terms that they may understand," Carol told Mashable. "I'm not condoning it, I'm not saying go out in the streets and take marijuana."
The Green Cross was happy to green-light Lei's cookie stand as well, with staff members buying boxes and keeping their patients updated on Lei's hours through Facebook.
Even the Girl Scouts of Northern California gave Leis' endeavor their approval. The group's director of marketing and communications, Dana Allen, told Mashable that as long as the location was a legitimate business, it was up to parents to choose the place they think their daughters would find success.
Lei's biggest critic might just be the Girl Scouts of Colorado. While recreational marijuana use is now legal in Colorado, the state's troops made it clear on Twitter where they stood on cannabis-clinic cookie stands.
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