Looks like Danielle Lei is a serious entrepreneur in the making. The 13-year-old Girl Scout recently made headlines when she sold an impressive 117 boxes of cookies in just two hours by setting up shop outside of a marijuana dispensary in San Francisco.
While her fellow scouts hawked their Thin Mints and Samoas in front of grocery stories or to their neighbors, Lei tapped into a hungry, underserved market: patients at The Green Cross, a medical marijuana clinic in San Francisco.
Looking to drum up some new business, 13-year-old Girl Scout Danielle Lei and her mom set out for a San Francisco medical marijuana clinic on Monday, armed with boxes of Tagalongs, Dulce de Leches and other cookie varieties she and other scouts sell annually.
Any patients at The Green Cross with the munchies didn’t stand a chance. In two hours on President’s Day, Danielle sold 117 boxes outside the clinic — people gobbled up all her Dulce de Leches and blazed through the Tagalongs. According to her mother, Carol, that’s 37 more boxes than what she sold during the same two-hour period outside a small Safeway the next day.
Although Carol Lei said she doesn’t condone weed usage, she thinks the experience can serve as a lesson and open up a conversation about drug usage—both as medicine and as a destructive force.
While some may question Carol’s decision to allow her daughter to sell cookies in frot of a marijuana clinic, the Girl Scouts of Northen California don’t have a problem with it.
“Girls are selling cookies, and they and their parents pick out places where they can make good sales,” Dana Allen, director of marketing and communications for Girl Scouts of Northern California, told Mashable. “The mom decided this was a place she was comfortable with her daughter being at.” Later, she added, “We’re not telling people where they can and can’t go if it’s a legitimate business.”
And not surprisingly, neither does The Green Cross:
“It’s no secret that cannabis is a powerful appetite stimulant, so we knew this would be a very beneficial endeavor for the girls,” Holli Bert, a staff member at The Green Cross, told Mashable in an email. “It’s all about location, and what better place to sell Girl Scout cookies than outside a medical cannabis collective?”