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Girl Scouts cash in selling cookies outside of Chicago marijuana dispensary

CHICAGO (WKOW) -- Rather than going door-to-door in hopes of selling a few boxes of cookies, one group of Chicago Girl Scouts went straight to their potential customers.

The troop set up shop outside of Dispensary33 in Chicago last weekend and reportedly sold hundreds of boxes of cookies.

“The cookies they’re selling and our clientele, it’s a great match,” Abigail Watkins, marketing and outreach manager for the dispensary told Block Club Chicago. “As a former Girl Scout, I admire the hustle.”

Recreational marijuana became legal in Illinois Jan. 1.

A side effect of marijuana use is increased hunger, especially for sweet snacks like Girl Scout cookies.

In Illinois, regulators have approved licenses letting nearly 30 existing medical marijuana dispensaries add so-called recreational sales.

In the meantime, companies are rushing to complete renovations at dispensaries, expand growing facilities and hire employees.

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