Published: Mon, October 22, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Edmonton Girl Guide sells out of cookies in cannabis store lineup

Edmonton Girl Guide sells out of cookies in cannabis store lineup

A member of the Girl Guides, Canada's version of the Girl Scouts, Childs and her father, Seann, showed up with a wagon full of cookies to sell to those waiting in line to buy marijuana.

"It just so happens that legalization was coming up in a couple of days".

It was also on the first day of legal cannabis sales across Canada.

In just 45 minutes, Elina sold all 30 boxes of cookies at $US5 each, making $US120 for the Girl Guides.

"So we decided, why don't we go out there and sell cookies", he said. "She was just selling cookies in her mind, but everyone was so happy to see her, and kept congratulating her".

Elina Childs, 9, sold 30 boxes of Girl Guide cookies in less than 45 minutes after choosing to sell them outside or a legal marijuana dispensary in Alberta, Canada.

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"The Girl Guides thought it was an innovative and positive idea", said Childs, noting that the organization said it would only be an issue if Elina was selling the cookies inside the shop. She started walking up and down the line hawking her wares.

This isn't the first time that a Girl Scout has used stoners' love of cookies to turn a profit.

"Good on her and her family for thinking of it", Edmonton commissioner Heather Monahan told the Canadian Press.

To make it even better, Elina's parents were able to use the experience as a teaching moment for their daughter. You will see she also has trouble keeping her eyes open during this amusing interview because it seems she got up early to do it.

"She actually has cystic fibrosis, so we encourage her to get out there and do things and be active", Childs said.

"We talked about ... what it was and what it means for people who want to use it and people who don't want to use it", he said.

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