A Girl Scout selected a Southeast Portland marijuana dispensary as a cookie-selling location this weekend.
KATU reported that a Girl Scout had set up shop in front of Foster Buds Medical and Recreational Marijuana Dispensary on Southeast Foster Road on Saturday. The girl was with her aunt, who said it wasn’t violating any rules, KATU reported.
Girl Scout Cookies sales are in full swing across the metro-region. The girls sell the iconic cookies, which locally come in eight varieties, to raise money to support Girl Scout councils.
A post on the Facebook page for the dispensary said Foster Buds was “proud” to have Girl Scouts selling outside the shop. The shop also offered a discount on a specific strain of marijuana to customers who bought cookies.
Miller said the following about guidance to Girl Scouts and families on cookie sales: “Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington recommends that if a minor cannot enter a premises unaccompanied, she should not sell Girl Scout Cookies in front of the premises.”
Ken Martin, manager at Foster Buds, said minors are allowed in the lobby of the dispensary but not on the showroom floor. Saturday was the first time Girl Scouts had sold cookies near the shop, although he said others have also approached him about the location.
“The marijuana industry has such a black eye,” Martin said. “I want to try and lift that stigma and black eye and try to help out in anyway that we can.”
Last year a Girl Scout in San Francisco tried the same tactic for the second year in a row, selling more than 200 boxes within hours, according to ABC news.
This post has been updated with further information from the Girl Scouts and Foster Buds.
Source: By Laura Frazier | The Oregonian/OregonLive , February 22, 2016 , updated February 29, 2016