A Girl Scout who was photographed selling cookies outside a marijuana dispensary in California could be in trouble, the local Girl Scout council said this week.
The girl, who has not yet been identified, was in a commercial area.
That’s not allowed, San Diego Girl Scout council spokeswoman Mary Doyle told The Associated Press.
The controversy started after dispensary Urbn Leaf posted a picture of the girl in full Girl Scout garb selling her wares just outside the business on Friday.
“Get some Girl Scout Cookies with your GSC today until 4 pm! Have a friend that wants to #tagalong? Bring them with, shopping is more fun with friends anyways,” the dispensary wrote in the caption of the photograph, which was posted on the social media application Instagram.
Will Senn, the founder of the dispensary, told AP that the girl was with her parents and passing by with her wagon when the picture was snapped.
“Cannabis is now legal in California and a direct result of that is the munchies a lot of times,” he joked.
The picture shows the scout holding an array of cookies, wearing a baseball cap and cookies as “glasses” along with the green Girl Scouts vest complete with some buttons indicating achievements in the scouts.
Doyle, the Girl Scout official, told the outlet that “As Girl Scouts, we assume good intent.”
She added: “When we learn that a girl is in violation of a standard/guideline, we almost always discover that the parent was unaware of the rules.”
The girl would receive a warning when identified but could lose any awards she earned if the rule was broken again, Doyle said.
People commenting on the picture had differing opinions on the matter.
“This area is an industrial/business park there is no way that this [girl] just happened to be selling cookies with her wagon in tow,” said one user.
“One in thirty American children are homeless and people are arguing on the internet about a girl scout in front of a pot store. k…” added another.