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Pot shop cookie sales given the green light, but few girl scout troops take the bite

Posted at 10:21 PM, Feb 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-09 01:44:59-05

DENVER — Girl Scouts who sell cookies at marijuana dispensaries only represent a small fraction of locations and the money they bring in is not “outstanding.”

Girl Scouts of Colorado said only .05 percent of the 21,000 locations registered are at marijuana dispensaries.

Last year, the organizations lifted the ban on cookie sales outside adult businesses.

Serenity Christensen decided to try something new this year, and she said it's paying off. She set up her booth outside Smokin Gun Apothecary, a dispensary in Glendale.

“I got a lot more sales than I got at King Soopers and Walmart," she said. "It’s definitely a lot busier here than it is at most stores."

“We didn’t even set up the table yet and had sold already at least a case,” said Nicole Harmon, Serenity’s mom.

Harmon said the traffic from Colorado Boulevard makes the location perfect for cookie sales. Plus, the customers coming out of the dispensary already have cash on hand.

Serenity said of all the businesses she has sold cookies at over the years, Smokin Gun Apothecary is the only one to give her a heater. To boost sales, they are offering their customers a coupon for a $6 joint for every box of cookies they buy. That's a $10 discount.

“I really admire what the Girl Scouts do everything from their community service to providing opportunities for young women," said Lindsey Mintz of Smokin Gun. "So, at Smokin Gun when we heard that the ban was lifted, it completely made sense for us. We are all about supporting female entrepreneurship."

Serenity’s goal is to sell 1,500 boxes of cookies. They will fund a trip with her troops to Hollywood where they are excited to learn about film making.