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Colorado Girl Scouts to Sell Cookies Outside Lakewood Marijuana Dispensary

After Such Intense Controversy Over the Girl Scout in California, this is an Interesting Move

The Colorado Girl Scouts are going to sell thin mints and samoas, some of the greatest munchie food of all time, outside the Lakewood marijuana dispensary. This comes after multiple instances of intense controversy recently over other scouts selling cookies outside dispensaries in California and Oregon.

Typical of Colorado, it is much more accepting of legal marijuana than many other states, and so are their girl scouts apparently. They recently revised their guidelines on where cookies can be sold and included adult stores like marijuana dispensaries.

Girl Scouts of Colorado updated their policy for the 2018 cookie season to treat “adult-oriented” businesses such as marijuana dispensaries the same as any other business, council spokeswoman AnneMarie Harper told The Denver Post on Friday.

All proposals for sales at any site, including adult-oriented sites, must be approved by Girl Scouts of Colorado, Harper said.

“(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,” she said. “Safety is the biggest concern.”

The state’s Girl Scout Cookie Locator lists sales sites that have been approved by Girl Scouts of Colorado, Harper said. This weekend’s listings include bars, a tattoo parlor, coffee shops and a Lakewood marijuana dispensary.

“Decisions regarding where, when and under what circumstances girls can sell Girl Scout Cookies are made by troop leaders, with guidance and oversight from local Girl Scout councils, Girl Scouts of the USA officials said in a statement emailed to The Denver Post. “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.”

It seems a very logical place for girl scouts to sell their cookies and get a great turnover on their investment. Do you see the Colorado Girl Scouts as being progressive for allowing their scouts to sell cookies outside dispensaries?

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Richard Lowe

Richard Lowe is a 14-year veteran of the financial sector with licenses as a commodity broker (Series 3) and investment advisor representative (IAR Series 65). Along with a focus on raising capital for the firms he was employed with, he also wrote and edited much of the content published by them. He holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts. He has been a longtime advocate for marijuana legalization due to the social injustices associated with marijuana prohibition and the strong potential for the medicinal benefits of cannabis.

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