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Canadian Girl Guide sells out of cookies at new pot shop


She is being called one smart cookie.

As people lined up to buy marijuana on the first day of its legalization in Canada on Wednesday, a small entrepreneur stood ready to capitalize on what could be expected to be customers’ need for a sweet snack — marijuana is notorious for causing the “munchies,” a desire to nosh on something.

Nine-year-old Elina Childs brought a wagon full of Girl Guide cookies to offer the crowd outside a new cannabis shop in Edmonton, Alberta.

Her dad loaded up a wagon with three cases of cookies and they walked a few blocks to the nearby cannabis store. She started walking up and down the line hawking her wares.

She said Thursday that they sold out very quickly.