A 9-year-old Girl Scout from San Diego is being hailed as brilliant after selling more than 300 boxes of Girl Scout cookies outside of a marijuana dispensary.
California has become one of a number of states that have gone the route of legalizing marijuana, and this unnamed 9-year-old took advantage of the state’s changing of its laws.
The marijuana dispensary, Urbn Leaf, uploaded an image to Instagram of the Girl Scout, grinning as she is holding an arm-full of boxes of cookies, and included the caption:
“Get some Girl Scout Cookies with your GSC today until 4pm! 🍃🍪 Have a friend that wants to #tagalong? Bring them with – shopping is more fun with friends anyways. 👭👬👫”
For those who are unfamiliar with the drug, marijuana is known to give its users what is described as “the munchies.”
This feeling gives the user a sense of constantly being hungry while under the influence of marijuana.
According to PBS, a paper was published in the journal Nature Neuroscience that explains this phenomenon.
Within each of our brains is a gland called the hypothalamus, which releases chemicals that controls many of the aspects of our bodies.
These aspects would include your body’s temperature, how thirsty you are, how hungry you are or even how fatigued you are. By signaling the release of nuero-hormones into your system, the hypothalemus seeks to correct any imbalances in your body.
For example, let’s say that you have not eaten in a day or two. Your body might sense this, and your hypothalamus might release a neuro-chemical called Melanin-concentrating hormone (MCH). Having MCH added to your system then triggers your body to feel the urge to eat something.
According to Nature Neuroscience, Marijuana releases a substance into our bodies called Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. THC latches on to certain parts of the brain that mimics the neuro-chemicals that tells us that the body is hungry.
The brain of a person under the influence of marijuana then, even if that person had just eaten, can feel as though the body is starving because the body is receiving the signals, through the THC, that is hungry.
All of that is just a little bit of a backstory of why people say they “have the munchies” when they use marijuana, which also explains why the 9-year-old Girl Scout is being called brilliant for thinking to sell her cookies outside of an establishment that sells marijuana.
Though the girl has received an overwhelming amount of support and praise, through social media, the San Diego Girl Scout Council had to examine the situation to determine whether or not the 9-year-old had violated any rules by selling Girl Scout cookies outside of a marijuana dispensary.
The ruling was that the 9-year-old had not violated any Girl Scout rules because she was across the street from the dispensary, and not technically on the property. In addition, because the girl was using a mobile wagon, to sell her cookies out of, rather than a stationary table, it was further established that she was in the clear.
What do you think about this young girl’s creative and entrepreneurial spirit?