Comments about ‘Girl Scouts harness the munchies, find success by selling cookies outside of pot dispensaries’

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Published: Sunday, Feb. 23 2014 12:05 a.m. MST

Updated: Sunday, Feb. 23 2014 12:17 a.m. MST

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Janet
Ontario, OR

It's a legal business, selling medication that's far less dangerous than oxycontin, Percocet, etc., so there should be no objection to this capitalistic venture that there wouldn't be if they were selling in front of a Walgreens or other legal drug dispensary.

Bruce A. Frank
San Jose, CA

Janet, long term it is not safer than those drugs and is equal in detrimental effects as tobacco. The really big problem is no easy way to tell if one is under the influence. There is also no definitive way for the user to know when it is out of their system. It tends to store in fat and can re-enter the bloodstream hours or even days after last usage.

On top of it all, regardless of what you hear, it has no medical use other than to stimulate appetite in people on chemo. It is not a pain reducer. Usually it enhances pain.

It is used recreationally‎ only to get high. Whee as most who consume alcohol do not set out to get drunk. Considerations of vintage, age, taste, and bouquet, are not part of the pot experience. With pot, the stronger stuff gets you higher faster and maybe longer, which is the object.

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

It is the future.

TheTrueVoice
West Richland, WA

Rather brilliant strategy. No doubt some will decry her proximity to the devil's lettuce, however the fact is: her shrewd business acumen is completely legal in every way, and done in accordance to every ordnance regarding proximity. All under parental supervision.

Kudos to this young lady - awesome demonstration of the entrepreneurial spirit!

Stormwalker
Cleveland , OH

@Bruce A. Frank
The really big problem is no easy way to tell if one is under the influence.

My partner has a genetic soft-tissue disorder that causes both continuous pain and flares depending on activity and position. He is on relatively high doses of oxycontin with Percocet for break-through pain. The only way I know if it is out of his system is to look at the clock - I know his regular dosing schedule - or to pay attention to how much pain he is expressing.

While I would be knock-ed out for a week if I took one of his regular doses, he functions quite normally and there is no way for an outsider to know what he is taking or how much or how often.

xert
Santa Monica, CA

Great story! I love it when kids are creative and resourceful. You go, Girl Scout! And be sure to remind your customers to drink lots of milk with those Samoa's because the coconut gets stuck in the throat. And believe me, with those customers, they'll be back later for Samoa! Good luck in your fund raising efforts gals!

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

Bruce A. Frank said:
"Janet, long term it is not safer than those drugs and is equal in detrimental effects as tobacco."
You are incorrect and plenty of research backs me up.

"On top of it all, regardless of what you hear, it has no medical use other than to stimulate appetite in people on chemo. It is not a pain reducer. Usually it enhances pain."
You are incorrect again as pointed out by another poster. Please, if this is true provide a source.

It is used recreationally‎ only to get high. When as most who consume alcohol do not set out to get drunk. Considerations of vintage, age, taste, and bouquet, are not part of the pot experience. With pot, the stronger stuff gets you higher faster and maybe longer, which is the object.

You are incorrect again 3 strikes, If this were true there wouldn't be over 500 different strains and hybrids so quickly produced much like your alcohol.... flavor, look, bouquet, genetics, and location grown are as much part of the experience as you claim exclusivity on alcohol. The most potent stuff is not the best selling or most expensive either.

I applaud these smart girl scouts.

I know it. I Live it. I Love it.
Provo, UT

Dad says: "It's better than she would've gotten outside a grocery store,"
Mom says: "For me, this isn't anything controversial,"

Girl-Scout official: 'we wouldn't encourage selling here'
Pot-company owner: makes deal with girl scouts to dull the stigma of her business.

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Dad talks about her selling numbers, mom talks about how they are perceived, and someone capitalizing on drugs is using children as tools. And we've even changed the law to allow it!

Redefining your values to dull guilt or stigma doesn't escape consequences. Magnifying our willingness to evade the truth doesn't change what's true, only our willingness to accept it, and likewise those we've influenced. Only one person commented on how it may affect this girl. Everyone else was more concerned with how it effects the adults around her.

You can decide whether you want to think this is a disgrace or not. But you can't decide whether it actually is. The truth is something independent of our opinions and God holds us accountable to it. Would I feel comfortable if this were on my plate? Nope.

You reap what you sow.

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