Girl Scouts sell cookies outside marijuana stores

VIDEO: Girl Scout sells cookies outside pot shop

GLENDALE, Colo. — A Girl Scout in Colorado says she found a sweet spot to sell cookies this season. Her target customers are people going to a local pot dispensary in Glendale.

In the cutthroat world of Girl Scout cookie sales, location is key. "I got a lot more sales than I got at, like, King Soopers and Walmart. It's definitely a lot busier here than it is at most stores," Serenity Christensen told  KMGH.


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When Christensen heard the ban was lifted on selling cookies outside adult businesses, she decided to try something new. Her booth is set up outside The Smokin' Gun Apothecary with her mom by her side. Customers looking for a sugar high and with cash in hand.

"I would say it's the perfect place to sell any kind of product, especially sweets like Girl Scout cookies and it's just like any other business. A lot of people a lot of customers," said Christensen's mother, Nicole Harmon.

Christensen says Smokin' Gun is the only business she has sold cookies at to give her a heater. And to boost sales, it is offering a $10 discount on a joint for every box of cookies sold.

"I really admire what the Girl Scouts are, do everything from their community service to providing opportunities for young women, so at Smokin' Gun, when we heard that the ban was lifted, it completely made sense for us," said owner Lindsey Mintz.

Girl Scouts of Colorado, Denver says only about a half-percent of its 21,000 booths this year are at dispensaries. And the sales last year weren't outstanding.

Christensen's goal is to sell 1,500 boxes, which will fund the troop's trip to Hollywood. "You learn a lot of skills, definitely, talking to strangers and doing stuff like this takes a lot of courage. We learn to handle money," said Christensen.