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Girl Scout sold cookies outside Medical Marijuana Dispensary

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2 minutes ago, Pselb said:

:)  So is a Bar & Grill okay?  Bowling alleys have bars.  And a lot of "bars" also sell pizza, popcorn, and snacks.  Some even sell burgers.  Can you see where the Fuzzy Logic comes into play?  At what point does the scale tip?  And more importantly, who is the fulcrum?

There's a big difference between a bar, a liquor store and a medicinal pot store and these other locations. Clearly the former are in poor taste and judgement.

If the bowling alley is like a Strikz, then why not. If it is more seedy then obviously not.

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Oh, now "seediness" is added to the mix?  Who determines that?  Again, who's in charge of the fulcrum?  All I know is the exact spot I pick will be the basis for personal harassment from both sides of the issue.  No thanks.

Oh, one other observation.  The Girl Scout and her parents obviously are at a different point on the morality scale than others.  Does that make her right or wrong.  I can ask you and I can ask her parents.  I'm thinking I'm going to get two entirely different answers.

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Admittedly, I did not go back to earlier pages, but to me, this is just amusing.  I immediately thought about the effect of pot on many, that is the munchies.

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I am still waiting for the "official" Girl Scout position. Here's what I have found so far

A spokeswoman for Girl Scouts San Diego told The San Diego Union-Tribune on Tuesday that the regional council of the national organization is not investigating the matter, but would discuss it with the girl and her family if they ever find out who she is because there are very particular rules about when and where Girl Scouts can sell their popular cookies each year — and “consequences” for repeated infractions.

“It’s not a cut and dried situation when we don’t know who the girl is and we don’t know what the situation is,” said Maryl Doyle, director of communications for Girl Scouts San Diego.

Doyle told The Union-Tribune on Monday that Girl Scouts are prohibited from setting up booths outside commercial establishments without explicit permission from business owners on an approved list. Doyle said that Urbn Leaf “is not on the approved booth site list.”

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/the-conversation/sd-no-disciplinary-action-against-san-diego-girl-scout-who-sold-cookies-outside-marijuana-dispensary-20180206-htmlstory.html

“This is kind of a community issue,” said Mike Lopes, a spokesman for the Girl Scouts of the USA. “For the most part, it’s not any different than selling in front of any other kind of shop. It just happens to be a marijuana dispensary.”

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The San Diego scout isn’t the first girl to anticipate munchies outside a marijuana distributor. In 2014, a 13-year-old sold 117 boxes in two hours outside a medical marijuana clinic in San Francisco.

The Girl Scouts of Colorado said in 2014 that it did not allow scouts to sell cookies in front of marijuana shops, liquor stores or bars. But it has since abandoned that policy, AnneMarie Harper, a spokeswoman for the Colorado organization, said in an interview on Wednesday.

“Back then it was a blanket: ‘No, you may not,’” she said. “Now, it’s more of: ‘Come to us, tell us where you want to be and what you want to do,’ making sure we’re checking off all of the safety guidelines.”

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Some girls have sold near breweries, she said, but she wasn’t aware of anyone trying to stake out a spot near legal marijuana sellers.

“We really want girls to be cookie entrepreneurs, to find new and creative ways to reach customers,” she said.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/08/us/girl-scouts-marijuana.html

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I thought it was my response!  Kind of hard to tell.  I didn't see any disrespect in your comments, nor do I think I showed any in mine.  We've both stayed on topic and the only difference between our posts is yours seems to be focused on the subjectivity of the issue and I trying to be more objective about it tries to focus on how difficult that subjective fluidity is among different personal moral standards.  Personally I would be slightly concerned about what the girl did (maybe one eyebrow up), but my fulcrum tipping point is more in the middle where it isn't an issue to me either way.    I can understand others leaning one way or the other for a variety of different reasons.  It would appear that from Remember Schiff's post, the Girl Scouts themselves are playing around with the fulcrum as we speak and have done so for 3-4 years.  I guess we both have to wait until the dust settles and see what the Girl Scouts come up with as their final solution.   If the Girl Scouts say it's not okay to be doing it for PR reasons, then I'll sleep easier tonight.  If they say it is okay, then I'll sleep just as easier tonight.  After all, it's not my call.  If I happened to be walking down the street and the gals were selling in front of any legal business, I'd buy a box of Thin Mints.  If the gals were selling out of a van on a dark street in a questionable neighborhood, I'd still buy a box of Thin Mints (as long as the box hadn't been tampered with :) ).  

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How can it stay a local option when it makes national news?  Leaving everything to local option can turn into a PR nightmare.

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1 minute ago, Pselb said:

How can it stay a local option when it makes national news?  Leaving everything to local option can turn into a PR nightmare.

I am referring to the lack of an apparent National policy and this comment.

“This is kind of a community issue,” said Mike Lopes, a spokesman for the Girl Scouts of the USA. “For the most part, it’s not any different than selling in front of any other kind of shop. It just happens to be a marijuana dispensary.”

and that some California Councils have allowed it , Colorado went back and forth.

 

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I hope they don't get to the point where they quit making cookies.  I have the recipe for Thin Mints, but the other ones .... never mind.  I'm good.

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4 hours ago, Col. Flagg said:

What was so disrespectful in my response? Really?

Must have been mine as it was deleted. I asked if someone was willing to have their son sell popcorn outside the gentleman's club. Why it was deleted is beyond me as long as we are dealing in hypotheticals and trying to determine just where the line of acceptability is going to be drawn.

 

Heavy-handed moderators at their best.

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Disappointing that some have taken this discussion off the rails with exaggerated, explicit examples that have no place in a topic about Girl Scouts, let alone a scouter forum. Too bad, as this OP story is still developing.

If you don't want to follow the Scout Oath and Law in writing a post, your post will be removed.

It is that simple.

Topic is locked .

 

 

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