Girl Scouts Teamed Up With a Marijuana Dispensary (for Charity)
A few months have passed since California voted to legalize recreational marijuana, and it’s as clear as ever that in many areas, the state’s legal pot industry has already overcome certain nefarious stereotypes and engrained itself in local communities.
Not surprisingly, one of those local communities is the Bay Area, where a San Francisco medical marijuana dispensary recently made a public bet with a local troop of Girl Scouts to see who could raise the most money for a college savings charity.
San Francisco’s CBS affiliate reports that the Girl Scouts issued their fundraising challenge to the city’s Apothecarium dispensary, with funds going to the local Kindergarten to College (K2C) program.
The bet called for the winner to get fresh-baked cookies from the loser. CBS reports that the Girl Scouts won the bet, with a dispensary spokesman telling reporters that “obviously, they will be kid-friendly cookies” and that the whole fundraising stunt could help remove some negative stigmas around marijuana dispensaries.
Meanwhile, a mother from the Girl Scout troop told CBS (CBS) that the bet was “a great experience” for the troop that gave the girls a better understanding of their community.
The same Girl Scout troop has found business success in the past by employing the obviously enterprising idea of selling their cookies outside of local marijuana dispensaries, catching customers on their way in and out of the pot shops. (It’s an idea that troops in other states with legal marijuana markets have also tried.)
After all, as the legal marijuana industry continues to grow and grow—the industry already saw $6 billion in legal sales in the U.S. last year, including $1.6 billion in California alone—it’s not surprising that even the youngest entrepreneurs would want to go along for the ride.