Alberta Girl Guide sells out of cookies outside cannabis store

Elias Hubbard
October 21, 2018

Elina Childs, who is part of the Girl Guides of Canada Brownies program, sold cookies to customers outside a marijuana shop in Edmonton, Canada, on Wednesday. The girl sold all 30 boxes of cookies she brought in 45 minutes, netting a quick $120 for less than an hour's work.

A 9-year-old Canadian girl quickly sold out of the cookies she was selling for the Girl Guides by setting up shop outside a marijuana store.

After recreational marijuana became legal in Canada on Wednesday, long lines were common outside stores as people lined up to buy cannabis. Nine-year-old Elina Childs had a wagon full of Girl Guide cookies for sale. "People aren't home. There's dogs and everything else", said her father, Seann Childs.

"It amazed me how quickly they went", Elina's father, Seann Childs, told the CBC. "We thought, 'Where can we go to sell them?'"

"My dad asked me if I wanted to sell cookies and I said yes", she said in an interview after school Thursday.

The pair walked up and down the lineup, which stretched around the block the entire day. Even cars were stopping on the street to buy her cookies.

He said the experience was educational for Elina.

Elina and Seann Childs.

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.

"While driving, we saw how long the lines were at the dispensary, and we just stopped to sell the cookies there".

Elina has cystic fibrosis, so she usually can't be around people who are smoking.

'Just to show her people of all ages and all walks of life are doing this and it's legal in Canada now, just demystify it for her so it's not a big deal for her'.

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