Canadian Girl Guide sells out of cookies at new pot shop

Elina and Seann Childs

Elina and Seann Childs. CTV News

Elina's dad, Sean Childs, told Daily Hive that he had a hunch there would be massive lines outside the Nova Cannabis shop on the first day of legalization.

Her business plan was simple: sell as many cookies as she could to Edmontonians who would probably have the munchies after enjoying their first legal cannabis purchase.

She sold all 30 boxes in less than 45 minutes, earning $120 for Girl Guides. In 45 minutes she managed to sell 30 packs, reports the with reference on the Letters.

When a Girl Scout is setting up to sell cookies, they usually choose a high traffic area where lots of people walk through.

Elina use to sell her cookies from door-to-door, but that would would take weeks.

"I'm a little shocked that I sold out so fast, and also very upset that I don't have product for everybody", Thomas Clarke, who runs THC Distribution in Portugal Cove-St Philip's, said to the CBC.

She started walking up and down the lineup.

Seann shared that the idea to sell the cookies came while driving past the long lines. "It made me happy but sad because I never got a snack", Elina told Daily Hive.

"Good on her and her family for thinking of it", said Edmonton commissioner for Girl Guides, Heather Monahan.

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Elina has cystic fibrosis, so Childs wanted to make sure he explained to his daughter the different uses and effects of cannabis.

"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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