You know what you get when you smoke marijuana? Munchies! And we all know that Girl Scout cookies are some of the best munchies around. One could even make the assumption that Girl Scout cookies and smoking weed go hand-in-hand. So what better way for our Girl Scouts of America to get some extra (cookie) dough, but to sell them outside pot dispensaries? If that sounds funky to you, it probably should, but that’s exactly what’s happening.
It all started when 13 year old Girl Scout, Danielle Lei, posted some photos on the Facebook page of The Green Cross, a marijuana dispensary located in San Francisco, when she began selling cookies outside the store. The result? Lei sold 117 boxes in just two short hours. Lei’s mother also took the day’s sales location as an opportunity to talk to her daughter about drugs, but not necessarily talking to her daughter about the dangers inherent in using them. “[The girls] learn that [users are] not drugged out,” said Carol Lei, the girl’s mother. “Many have serious needs, and are just a little different.”
Could we be harming our youth by sending the message that using drugs like marijuana is OK because it’s becoming legal? Although selling cookies outside a marijuana dispensary brings in high cookies sales, it may cost our youth more than a box of cookies if, later in life, they develop a drug abuse problem. And a young girl selling cookies outside a store dispensing drugs doesn’t necessarily appear to be a good representation of the Girl Scouts of America’s mission. Although some people argue that marijuana is not bad, it’s still hard to deny the facts associated with marijuana use. People use marijuana to get high, and it not only affects their organs, but it affects normal brain function and development. What does this mean? Smoking marijuana can affect decision-making; making good decisions is one of the missions the Girl Scouts takes pride in.
Feeding Addiction One Cookie At A Time
We aren’t “fixing” anything with marijuana legalization, and to be honest, we are just throwing gasoline on the blazing fire that is our nation’s crippling defect – drug abuse and use. Instead of helping our youth learn how to cope with life and deal with issues without drinking alcohol, smoking weed (marijuana dispensaries), or popping a pill; we are more focused on legalizing drugs and finding acceptable ways to get high. We need to really be questioning why we have this desperate need to escape from life.
There are millions of people in the United States that are suffering from drug addiction and alcoholism, and instead of putting our efforts towards recovery and prevention, we are pushing to legalize drugs. I know that some argue that these marijuana dispensaries are “medically necessary” but until further research and scientific studies are done, it’s just not a fact. Cocaine and heroin were medically necessary to cure the common cough back in the day; and we can see how well that turned out. Our main goal as a country should be to help prevent drug abuse and drug addiction, and adding the legalization of marijuana just doesn’t seem to make sense.When we really look at the facts on drug abuse in this nation, it’s becoming more difficult to justify getting high off any drug, period.
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Written By: Watershed AshlingTags: addicted to weed, marijuana, marijuana legalization