What do Girl Scout parents think?
I talked to a dozen parents of current Girl Scouts, from different states around the country (though none were from states where marijuana is actually legal). Surprisingly, six out of the 12 said they would be OK with the move if they lived in a state with legalized marijuana dispensaries. Three said they were unsure, and the remaining three gave a flat-out "no."
Here are some quotes, straight from the parents' mouth-holes:
"I think it's probably the smartest strategy I've ever heard of, I mean -- where else would people be more likely to buy cookies? It's kind of hilarious."
"I don't see anything wrong with this. It's legal. I'd be there the whole time like always. I can see people getting uptight about this, but... if you ask me if it's 'morally wrong,' I really don't think so. It's not any more wrong than selling outside of a store that sells cigarettes or beer, right?"
"This makes me kind of uneasy. I don't think I would want my daughter to get involved with this kind of strategy... not because I think it is wrong, necessarily, but I do think that the larger organization (of the Girl Scouts) wouldn't take too kindly to it."