The Girl Scouts of Colorado have decided that selling cookies outside of cannabis dispensaries is just as allowable as peddling them in shopping centers or outside of grocery stores.
According to The Denver Post, the Girl Scouts of Colorado just updated its 2018 policy so that “adult-oriented” businesses like dispensaries and bars will be treated just like any other businesses. The sales sites will still need to be approved by the Girl Scouts, but adult-oriented businesses will receive equal consideration.
“(Potential cookie sales) sites are now all treated the same, and approval of those sites is contingent on whether they meet our guidelines and safety requirements,” explained Annie Marie Harper to The Denver Post. “Safety is the biggest concern.”
This came about because of the recent Girl Scouts controversy with one scout who sold cookies in front of a dispensary in San Diego, California. She turned a profit, but faced some backlash. Her action sparked a discussion about where it was appropriate to sell cookies, and how the munchies market could be tapped into safely.
Mashable reminded readers that in 2014, Colorado Girl Scouts officially stated, “If you are wondering, we don’t allow our Girl Scouts to sell cookies in front of marijuana shops or liquor stores/bars.”
This represents a significant change in policy for the Colorado Girl Scouts, but not one that is surprising. Girl Scout Cookies is a popular strain of cannabis, and the pairing of delicious cookies and the munchies is almost inevitable, especially in a legal state. Despite some moral outcry, this is sure to be the beginning of a long and happy relationship between cookies and cannabis.