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On the first day of Canadian cannabis retail sales, a 9-year-old girl guide saw her chance to cash in.
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Elina Childs of Edmonton and her father showed up at Nova Cannabis on Wednesday, reporting a full rate of cookies, CBC reported.
Elina sold all 30 boxes in less than 45 minutes, earning $ 120.
It amazed me how quickly they went, "Elina's father, Seann Childs, told CBC. "Even people in cars driving on the avenue there would stop and roll down their windows and ask for cookies."
Elina told CTV News Channel that it was her father's idea to sell the cookies. Childs said he was using the idea after hearing that a Girl Scout in San Diego used a similar marketing ploy in February after recreational marijuana was legalized in California, CBC reported. Super Bowl Weekend.
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Elina has cystic fibrosis and usually can not smoke, but Childs saw it as a chance for his daughter to benefit from pot smokers.
"We were looking at it as an opportunity to educate on what marijuana is and the fact that it's legal in Canada now, "Childs told CBC. "Everybody we met was incredibly friendly, I was just saying, 'Oh my God, I need to shield your eyes from this.'
"Everybody is respectful, everybody was happy, and they walked away from it as this incredibly positive experience as well as selling out all their brownie cookies.