Our neighbors to the north have made marijuana legal across the country. The monumental shift in drug policy has brought about some new entrepreneurial methods. One Girl Guide is making headlines with her approach to cookie sales. She simply took her supply up to a new pot shop and sold everything she had.
“Nine-year-old Elina Childs brought a wagon full of Girl Guide cookies to offer the crowd outside a new cannabis shop in Edmonton, Alberta,” The Daily Mail writes.
The new cannabis store is just a few blocks from Childs’ house. She’d put all of her cookies in her wagon and simply walked up and down the line of people who were waiting their turn to buy weed from the newly legalized shop.
“Last year, she got bit by a dog, it wasn’t bad but we were still apprehensive,” Elina’s dad Seann Childs told reporters.
Indeed, going door-to-door isn’t easy. The sale of cookies by Girl Guides is intended to foster their entrepreneurial spirits, and get the girls to interact with adults with whom they aren’t familiar.
This, though, was a captive–and very receptive–audience.
“While driving, we saw how long the lines were at the dispensary, and we just stopped to sell the cookies there,” Seann added.
“She didn’t quite understand what the big deal was,” he said. “She was just selling cookies in her mind, but everyone was so happy to see her, and kept congratulating her.”
The move to legalize marijuana in Canada is being closely watched by other industrial countries. It took years for the initiative to gain the popular support needed to pass.
The move is intended to gut the black market for the drug. While pot enthusiasts are generally pleased by the move, some were frustrated by the limited first-day roll out, and the prices: “from $5.25 in Canadian dollars in Quebec to $18.99 in Saskatchewan per gram,” DM notes. The black market average for 2017 was just $6.79 per gram.
“But Canada raked in major profits on its first day: the British Columbia made at least $41,000, Alberta made nearly $730,000, Quebec pulled in $220,500, Nova Scotia totaled ‘just over $660,000 in sales,’ and New Brunswick hasn’t released figures yet,” DM adds.
And don’t forget the Girl Guides. While they’re not directly involved in sales, it appears they are still sharing in the enthusiasm.