Colorado Girl Scouts Put The Kibosh On Selling Cookies Outside Of Pot Shops

Last week, clever California Girl Scout made bank after she set up shop outside of a marijuana dispensary in San Francisco. The enterprising 13-year-old sold 117 boxes in two hours, both to neighbors and customers of the cannabis club. Tragically, Girl Scouts in Colorado won’t have a similar circumstance to exploit — even though their state recently legalized marijuana — because they want kiddies to stay away from the pot clubs. In a statement on their Facebook page, the Girl Scouts of Colorado warned scouts that cookie sales are not permitted outside “adult establishments,” which includes pot dispensaries. Strip clubs, bars, liquor stores and casinos as also verboten. “We recognize these are legitimate businesses, but we don’t feel they are an appropriate place for girls to be selling cookies in Colorado,” they wrote. [I wonder if they know that there is apparently a strain of marijuana named after their delectable treats? — Amelia]

There are all kinds of good reasons why children should be kept away from places like bars and casinos, where customers are more likely to be drunk than at, say, Starbucks. But alcohol is also a drug and it isn’t just sold at “adult establishments.” It does seem a bit hypocritical that grocery stores, restaurants and other establishments sell booze (and cigarettes), but Girl Scouts are still allowed to sell cookies there. If the Girl Scouts of Colorado are concerned about the girls’ exposure to drugs, they are certainly picking and choosing what kind of drugs concern them. In any case, I’m not too worried about Colorado potheads suffering from the munchies — they’ll get their Thin Mints some other way.  [Facebook, Fox News, Daily Mail UK] [Image of a Girl Scout via Shutterstock]