Genius Girl Scout Sells Cookies Outside Marijuana Dispensary and MAKES BANK

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San Diego, CA — A young entrepreneur, with the foresight to target her audience, sold a record-breaking amount of cookies over the weekend in only six hours. Knowing that marijuana often carries the side-effect of making people hungry, a 9-year-old girl set up her cookie enterprise right outside of a marijuana dispensary.

The dispensary, likely seeing the potential for a mutually beneficial arrangement between the two businesses, then put out an Instagram post with the scout in an adorable picture, holding several boxes of cookies.

“Get some Girl Scout Cookies with your GSC today until 4 p.m.! Have a friend that wants to #tagalong? Bring them with – shopping is more fun with friends anyways,” the company wrote. “GSC” refers to a product flavored like Girl Scout Cookies.

According to the local news, the scout’s father said his daughter sold more than 300 boxes.

While the Girl Scouts’ rules state that booth sales cannot start for another week, the girls are allowed to sell from wagons as long as a parent is present. That is exactly what happened here.

“So if that’s what they say they were doing… then they were right within the rules,” said Alison Bushan, of Girl Scouts San Diego.

The idea of a girl scout selling cookies out in front of a pot shop is not without controversy, however.

As News 10 reports, Girl Scouts of America Colorado was prompted to issue a statement in 2014 after a scout reportedly sold more than 100 boxes of cookies in two hours outside a San Francisco dispensary.

“If you are wondering, we don’t allow our Girl Scouts to sell cookies in front of marijuana shops or liquor stores/bars,” the organization’s Colorado branch tweeted.

However, this move was contradicted later by Kelly Parisi, the chief communications officer from Girl Scouts of the USA, who told the LA Times that each region makes “all decisions on how the cookie program is run. As always, our primary concern is the safety and well-being of the girls we serve.”

“As Girl Scouts, we assume good intent,” Girl Scouts spokesperson Mary Doyle said in a statement to TODAY. “Should we learn that a girl is in violation of a cookie program standard or guideline, we almost always discover that the parent was unaware of that rule.”

Naturally, the front of a pot shop is magnitudes safer and far better of an image than the front of a liquor store. It is also important to note that many dispensaries provide not only recreational marijuana but also medicinal which makes them no different than a Rite Aid or Walgreens.

In fact, selling cookies in front of a pharmacy—as is common practice across the country—is arguably more detrimental to the image of the Girl Scouts than peddling cookies in front of a store that sells a plant that makes people happy. Why? Well, pharmacies have been caught illegally doling out dangerous opioids by the millions which are killing record numbers of Americans every year.

It is also important to point out the effects of legalizing marijuana and the reduction in harm and crime it causes. If this girl chose to sell cookies in front of places where weed is sold in illegal states, rest assured, it would not be a safe environment. However, because it is legal in California, all the negative traits associated with prohibition, like crime and the police state, subside—an important lesson to be learned.

Rest assured, however, that as more free market loving girl scouts try their fate at selling cookies to a target market in front of marijuana dispensaries that the regulators will likely move in to ruin it.

Indeed, if lemonade stands in California are any indication of what’s to come, we may see Girl Scouts fined and shut down for operating a business in front of a pot shop without the proper permit.

Luckily, however, humanity seems to be winning as even consumers of mainstream media appear to support the little girl’s entrepreneurial spirit as a whopping 90 percent of those polled by the Today Show thought it was okay, while the other 10 percent should probably go to a dispensary.

 

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KARMA? Cops Steal Pot Edibles From Dispensary, Hallucinate So Bad They Got Stuck in a Tree

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Two police officers have been suspended after they called for back-up, and the responding officer discovered that they were hallucinating from marijuana edibles—which they reportedly confiscated while raiding a dispensary.

CP24 reported that the officers consumed marijuana edibles while on duty, and then “called for help after one of the officers ended up in a tree.” The female officer who responded to the call “slipped and sustained a serious head injury.”

In response to the incident, Toronto Police Association President Mike McCormack refused to name the individuals, but said that there was an ongoing investigation and the suspects “could be charged or they could just be cleared through the investigation.”

“All I can tell you is that there is an ongoing investigation,” McCormack said. “I’m not aware of the specific allegations around the investigation and I’m not going to comment or speculate until the investigation is complete.”

The officers have been identified as Vito Dominelli and Jamie Young, and CTV News reported that they were “conducting plain-clothed surveillance” around 1 a.m. when they called for help. The officer who made the call claimed that he felt like he was going to pass out.

CTV also noted that Dominelli, who has “cultivated a considerable social media following by posting videos in uniform where he engages in light-hearted activities, like lip-synching to music,” has since set all of his accounts to private.

While McCormack would not say that Dominelli’s social media presence was connected to the investigation, he did say that he is concerned about officers giving the public the impression that they are not devoted to their jobs.

“I am always concerned when something belittles what we do in policing and doesn’t represent us in the right light,” McCormack said. “I don’t want the public to be under the misconception that we have a bunch of officers who have nothing to do but use social media.”

Both reports noted that while the department has not confirmed that the officers obtained the edibles while on the job, investigators are looking into whether they were seized during a recent dispensary raid.

Brian Patterson, president of the Ontario Safety League, told the Toronto Sun that he is not surprised by the incident, and he believes it serves as an example for why everyone should be cautious before they consume marijuana edibles.

“That’s what can happen when you digest this drug,” Patterson said. “I get a sense there is pressure to move these edibles on to the table quicker and I am saying I am not sure I ever want them on the table at all. We need to get a better handle on just what these edibles are and what the effects are on people who take them.”

As The Free Thought Project has reported, these officers are not the only ones who seem interested in trying marijuana edibles—and they don’t seem to have a problem using their badges to obtain the products. In June 2015, police officers in Santa Ana, California, were caught on surveillance cameras raiding a marijuana dispensary and stealing the merchandise.

The cameras captured the officers making profane jokes to one another while they played darts and testing out the merchandise in the store. In one part of the video, an officer can be seen taking a big bite out of what appears to be a marijuana edible, before he shakes his head in satisfaction and gives the other officers a “thumbs up.”

After entering the dispensary wearing riot gear, with guns drawn, the officers then began to make crude comments about the store’s owners and guests. They even suggested assaulting one of the occupants who was a partially blind paraplegic.

When a male officer asked, “Did you punch that one-legged old Benita?” a female officer responded, “I was about to kick her in her f—ing nub.”

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Toronto: Cops suspended after eating pot edibles from dispensary raid, hallucinate and get stuck in a tree

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Two police officers have been suspended after they called for back-up, and the responding officer discovered that they were hallucinating from marijuana edibles – which they reportedly confiscated while raiding a dispensary.

CP24 reported that the officers consumed marijuana edibles while on duty, and then “called for help after one of the officers ended up in a tree.” The female officer who responded to the call “slipped and sustained a serious head injury.”

In response to the incident, Toronto Police Association President Mike McCormack refused to name the individuals, but said that there was an ongoing investigation and the suspects “could be charged or they could just be cleared through the investigation.”

“All I can tell you is that there is an ongoing investigation,” McCormack said. “I’m not aware of the specific allegations around the investigation and I’m not going to comment or speculate until the investigation is complete.”

The officers have been identified as Vito Dominelli and Jamie Young, and CTV News reported that they were “conducting plain-clothed surveillance” around 1 a.m. when they called for help. The officer who made the call claimed that he felt like he was going to pass out.

CTV also noted that Dominelli, who has “cultivated a considerable social media following by posting videos in uniform where he engages in light-hearted activities, like lip-synching to music,” has since set all of his accounts to private.

While McCormack would not say that Dominelli’s social media presence was connected to the investigation, he did say that he is concerned about officers giving the public the impression that they are not devoted to their jobs.

“I am always concerned when something belittles what we do in policing and doesn’t represent us in the right light,” McCormack said. “I don’t want the public to be under the misconception that we have a bunch of officers who have nothing to do but use social media.”

Both reports noted that while the department has not confirmed that the officers obtained the edibles while on the job, investigators are looking into whether they were seized during a recent dispensary raid.

Brian Patterson, president of the Ontario Safety League, told the Toronto Sun that he is not surprised by the incident, and he believes it serves as an example for why everyone should be cautious before they consume marijuana edibles.

“That’s what can happen when you digest this drug,” Patterson said. “I get a sense there is pressure to move these edibles on to the table quicker and I am saying I am not sure I ever want them on the table at all. We need to get a better handle on just what these edibles are and what the effects are on people who take them.”

As The Free Thought Project has reported, these officers are not the only ones who seem interested in trying marijuana edibles – and they don’t seem to have a problem using their badges to obtain the products. In June 2015, police officers in Santa Ana, California, were caught on surveillance cameras raiding a marijuana dispensary and stealing the merchandise.

The cameras captured the officers making profane jokes to one another while they played darts and testing out the merchandise in the store. In one part of the video, an officer can be seen taking a big bite out of what appears to be a marijuana edible, before he shakes his head in satisfaction and gives the other officers a “thumbs up.”

After entering the dispensary wearing riot gear, with guns drawn, the officers then began to make crude comments about the store’s owners and guests. They even suggested assaulting one of the occupants who was a partially blind paraplegic.

When a male officer asked, “Did you punch that one-legged old Benita?” a female officer responded, “I was about to kick her in her f-ing nub.”

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Netflix Partners With California Dispensary To Develop 12 Strains Of Marijuana

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

Cannabis and Netflix enthusiasts, you’re sure to love this new development. To promote its new show Disjointed, Netflix partnered with the California dispensary Alternative Herbal Health Services (AHHS) to distribute 12 strains of marijuana based on 10 of its shows.

The marijuana strains were inspired by Disjointed, Lady Dynamite, BoJack Horseman, Orange Is the New Black, Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, Mystery Science 3000: The Return, Arrested Development, Grace and Frankie, Chelsea and Santa Clarita Diet, and were sold in West Hollywood last weekend.

As Jonathan Santoro, executive creative director of Carrot points out, Netflix did not technically sell the weed. Rather, the media company partnered with AHHS and had its lawyers work with the state of California to figure out how the marijuana would be distributed.

Carrot, the creative shop behind the activation, began working with AHHS six months ago to curate the weed strains. The company helped convey the feelings various shows inspire and helped partner them with various strains. Reportedly, indica strains were paired with lighter shows and sativa strains were paired with more aggressive-feeling shows.

Carrot also helped redesign the layout and feel of the dispensary to make it look more like the establishment featured in the show Disjointed.  The packaging and branding of each weed strain received a make-over, as well. Santoro explained that for legal reasons, “Netflix or Carrot never physically touched the flower.” Instead, AHHS handled, packaged and sold the weed.

Before the bud was available to the public, a press release was shared. It read, “Each strain was cultivated with the specific shows in mind, designed to complement each title based on their tone. For example, sillier shows may be more indica dominant, while dramedies will be more sativa dominant to help the more powerful scenes resonate.

AdWeed reports that over the weekend, the dispensary sold over a hundred jars of the Netflix-inspired marijuana. “It was essentially a no-brainer to create a pop-up that truly distributed marijuana that we would curate,” said Santoro.

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Dispensary Gives Away Free Weed For Cleaning Up Trash — Community Spotless

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Gardiner, Maine – A cannabis dispensary called Summit Medical Marijuana recently ran a creative promotion that made their community a better place. The dispensary offered free marijuana to anyone who picked up a full bag of trash from around town and brought it into the shop.

Dennis Meehan, owner of Summit Medical Marijuana in Gardiner, explained his promotion to WCSH6.

“Bring us back the full trash bag, and we give them a gift of cannabis. [I heard of it in] Colorado – there was a town that did this. They had a great response to this. So I was hoping to do the same thing in Maine,” he said.

“Something that caregivers do all across Maine that very few people know about is that they make huge sacrifices every week to help others live a better quality of life,” he added.

Meehan explained that in addition to cleaning up the trash in the community, he wanted to show his neighbors that his business cares about making a difference and that marijuana is not a bad thing.

“It’s profound. The research. There’s a whole world of science out there. If you started the research today, 10 years from now you’d still be doing the research…When you see this plant have an incredibly life changing impact on somebody that has given up on life, or somebody that has been given up on by modern medicine – and you can bring them back to life and give them a quality of life. It doesn’t just affect that patient, it affects every single person in the family,” Meehan explained.

Meehan was able to get away with this promotion because it is currently legal to give marijuana away for free in the state of Maine, which seems to be the policy in many places where medical marijuana is available, or where the plant has been decriminalized.

Summit made a post on their Facebook page announcing that they were planning another day of clean up due to the success of their recent effort, but this time they would include the whole state.

“Mainers rock!!! You’re all amazing people!!! Anyone want to help do this statewide in 1 month or so? Thank you to the providers, and incredible Maine folks for stepping up in a big big way. We came up with the idea from Gardiner days of caring program, and something similar to this in Colorado. Stop by, get your free cannabis. Most beneficial plant known to human health!” the post read.

Immediately after legalization took effect in Colorado, we reported that dispensaries in the state donated large sums of money to have stretches of Denver highways cleaned up. For their donations, the companies had their name placed on signs along the highway, thanking them for their sponsorship.

Also, as the Free Thought Project reported earlier this month, Colorado is showing the good things that happen when people gain freedom and a new industry is born. For the second year in a row, $40 million from taxes on legal pot sales will be going into a program to repair and replace rundown schools.

According to the Denver Post, this figure funds a significant portion of the $300 million in funding for the Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) program, along with funding from other sources including the lottery and the Colorado Land Board. Although billions more are needed to completely fix the problem of crumbling schools, officials welcome anything they can get to provide the kids a good school.

After Colorado legalized Marijuana just a few short years ago, the world was finally given some evidence to be able to determine whether or not the propaganda was true. Since prohibition has ended in certain areas of the US, the Free Thought Project began compiling stories that debunk the “reefer madness” propaganda that has infected American culture for nearly a hundred years. Here is a list of debunked claims highlighting how the war on drugs is built on lies.

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