The Girl Scouts of Colorado will allow cookie sales in front of retail cannabis dispensaries as part of their updated policies permitting sales at “adult-oriented businesses,” according to a Cannabist report. The change comes less than two weeks after a Girl Scout sold more than 300 boxes of cookies in six hours outside of a San Diego, California dispensary, leading to a debate about whether she had broken the organization’s rules.
Both Colorado and California allow recreational cannabis sales.
“(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. Safety is the biggest concern.” – Girl Scouts of Colorado spokeswoman AnneMarie Harper to the Cannabist
In a statement, Girl Scouts of the USA officials indicated that decisions for cookie selling sites are made by individual Girl Scout Councils.
“Local councils and leaders are best situated to set safety parameters in keeping with the well being of girls engaging in the cookie sale in their communities.” Girl Scouts USA in a statement to the Cannabist
Under the previous guidance, Girl Scouts in Colorado were barred from selling cookies outside adult-oriented businesses such as dispensaries, liquor stores, or casinos. Girl Scouts must still get permission to make sales in front of such establishments.