Girl Scouts in Colorado have begun incorporating marijuana into their cookies in an effort to boost sales.
According to a report in the Rocky Mountain News, Sara Little of Boulder has sold more than $50,000 of marijuana-infused Thin Mint cookies in the last seven days and is on track to do more than $700,000 in sales this season.
â€œIt wasnâ€™t all me,â€ she tells the paper. â€œMy parents helped out with buying the weed and helping with all the proper paperwork to ensure we werenâ€™t breaking any Colorado laws. I ran the business side though.
â€œI realized that with marijuana I could create a self-sustaining source of demand. Coca-Cola adds salt to their product to make people thirstier. Why not add cannabis to make people hungrier?
â€œWe established a legal business partnership with a local dispensary. They purchase the cookies at a healthy markup and theyâ€™re flying off the shelves. This is just capitalism. Whatâ€™s wrong with capitalism?â€
Girl Scouts in several states have recently attracted media attention for selling their cookies outside marijuana dispensaries. Although those girls were simply hoping to cash in on the drugâ€™s ability to boost appetites, Ms. Little decided to take things a step further.
â€œThese cookies, naturally, are terrible,â€ she explained. â€œThey taste like cardboard and sand. There is a cult following but I wanted to expand our market to people who enjoy good cookies.