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Enterprising Girl Guide sells cookies to Canadians waiting in line at cannabis store

Johnny Lieu

Canada's recent marijuana legalization is set to bring a wave of economic benefits.

While the country's government is set to benefit from taxes, and the cannabis industry is sure to grow, the policy has already done wonders for a Girl Guide in Edmonton.

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Elina Childs, 9, sold C$120 worth of sandwich cookies and mint thins to a line of people waiting to buy legal marijuana at Nova Cannabis on Wednesday, as reported by CBC. 

It took her less than 45 minutes to sell all 30 boxes, compared to how slow it was selling cookies to people in her neighborhood.

"It amazed me how quickly they went," her dad Seann Childs told the broadcaster. "Even people in cars driving on the avenue there would stop and roll down their window and ask for cookies." 

While a clever business scheme, it was also an opportunity for dad to teach Elina, who has cystic fibrosis, about cannabis and its recent legalization. The Girl Guides were also cool with it.

"Good on her and her family for thinking of it," Edmonton commissioner Heather Monahan told the Canadian Press. "It’s fun and it’s different and what better way to get rid of cookies."

In February, a girl scout in San Diego did the same thing outside a dispensary, managing to sell 300 boxes in six hours. Smart cookies, both of them.

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