Brilliant Girl Scout Sells Cookies Outside Marijuana Dispensary

02/20/2014 07:20 pm ET | Updated Feb 21, 2014

In perhaps the greatest display of entrepreneurial spirit in modern history, a California Girl Scout has been selling cookies outside of a San Francisco marijuana dispensary.

Danielle Lei, 13, set up shop in front of The Green Cross on Monday, selling a whopping 117 boxes in just two hours, according to Mashable. That's about one box per minute.

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The Green Cross told The Huffington Post that Lei's mother contacted the dispensary beforehand to ask for permission to set up a table outside. The owners welcomed the girl with open arms and reportedly bought several boxes.

Though a similar story in Colorado turned out to be a hoax (complete with an awesomely awful Photoshop job), both the dispensary owner and the girl's mother confirmed the San Francisco report to The Huffington Post.

The move may raise a few eyebrows: Medical marijuana is legal in California, but users must be over 18.

But a representative for the Girl Scouts of the USA told HuffPost that the decision of where to sell cookies is ultimately up to the parents.

"Our number one concern is the safety of girls," said the representative. "As long as they're following our safety guidelines, we trust our parents to make decisions for their daughters based on the communities that they live in."

This policy seems to differ from that of the Girl Scouts of Colorado, which issued the following tweet after the earlier rumor spread:

Despite the potentially controversial nature of the plan, fans on Twitter have called Lei "savvy," "genius" and the smartest Girl Scout in the country.

According to the box of dulce de leche cookies currently circulating at the HuffPost office, the Girl Scouts sometimes award Cadette Marketing Badges to scouts who successfully create a business campaign. Well, ladies, I think we've found your nominee.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this post misstated the name of the national organization. It is Girl Scouts of the USA, not Girl Scouts of America.

(h/t Mashable)

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