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A Girl Scout sold 300 boxes of cookies in 6 hours — by setting up near a legal marijuana shop

When a Californian Girl Scout had to sell some cookies, she saw a golden opportunity in her state’s new law fully legalizing marijuana.

The Girl Scout in San Diego, who’s not been identified, parked outside of a legal marijuana shop to sell cookies — and she managed to sell more than 300 boxes in six hours. According to the New York Times, that’s likely more than $1,500 raised.

This is simply good business sense, given that the munchies can be a big motivator for buying Girl Scout cookies and other junk food. And it will fund a good cause — much of the money will ultimately go back to the local Girl Scouts organization.

It was also good for Urbn Leaf, the pot shop where the girl sold hundreds of boxes of cookies. The store put out an Instagram photo with the girl, essentially advertising her services — and encouraging people to come along with friends to buy some cannabis. The post drew more than 1,400 likes as of Friday afternoon.

This almost certainly won’t be the last time we see a story like this. After all, 2018 is only the first year of fully legal pot sales in California.

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Mexico nabs Zetas cartel leader Jose Maria Guizar Valencia

Authorities in Mexico say they have arrested Jose Maria Guizar Valencia, the alleged leader of the Zetas drug cartel.

National Security Commissioner Renato Sales identified him only as “Jose Maria,” but a federal official who was not authorized to be quoted by name confirmed Guizar Valencia’s last name.

Guizar Valencia is a U.S. citizen known by his Zetas code name, “Z 43.”

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California bakes as winter temperatures set new records across the state

Under a baking sun, Russell Neches peeled off his long-sleeved base layer to hit the ski slopes at Royal Gorge Cross Country Resort near Lake Tahoe.

Early February should be the the dead of California’s winter, yet Neches was skiing in — and sweating through — his T-shirt.

“As soon as there was sun, it was unbearably hot,” said the 37-year-old Oakland resident.

Unseasonably warm and dry temperatures blanketed California over the weekend, shattering records across the state and bringing clear blue skies that were expected to linger through next weekend.

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Rihanna, Hassan Jameel Had Huge Fight Over Her Smoking Pot In Restaurant?

Did Rihanna and her boyfriend Hassan Jameel really get into a huge fight after she started smoking pot during a meal at an upscale restaurant? That’s the ridiculous claim in one of this week’s tabloids. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk this nonsense.

According to In Touch, the singer and Saudi businessman recently dined with a group of friends at a fancy restaurant in California, but their evening “went up in smoke, literally.” A supposed source tells the magazine that Rihanna lit up a joint in a private upstairs section of the restaurant, which she’s supposedly been known to do.

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Clean, Green California House Design

Check out this clean, green California house design, the aptly named Caterpillar House designed by Feldman Architecture.

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This ranch style home stretches along a grassy hilltop in a linear plan that maximizes the views. And this California house indeed has a deep connection to nature, from the inside out.

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Earth excavated to make way for the home was actually used in constructing its walls.

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The World’s Greenest Oil Company?

France’s Total is hedging against a low-carbon future by investing in solar and biofuels. 

A SunPower/Total photovoltaic power plant in Kern County, California (AP)

When Total, the French oil and petrochemicals conglomerate, announced a joint venture yesterday with California biofuels company Amyris to produce low-carbon jet fuel and diesel, it was just the latest move into renewable energy by the fossil-fuel giant.

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Inside the ‘horror house’ couple’s bizarre Disney vacations

This fairy tale had a dark side.

The mom and dad accused of starving their 13 kids and keeping some chained up inside their California home look like fairy godparents in family vacation photos showing them smiling with their kids on Disney trips.

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’s joint Facebook account in 2010, 2011 and 2012 show the then-12-strong clan smiling with Mickey Mouse and posing in front of the park’s iconic castle.

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