Elina Childs, a nine-year-old girl, brought a cart full of Girl Guide cookies to offer the crowd outside of a new cannabis shop in Edmonton, Alberta.

She is being called an intelligent cookie.

As people lined up to buy marijuana on the first day of their legalization in Canada on Wednesday, a small business owner was ready to take advantage of what might be expected to be the future need of customers for a sweet snack.

Elina Childs, a nine-year-old girl, brought a cart full of Girl Guide cookies to offer the crowd outside of a new cannabis shop in Edmonton, Alberta.

His dad loaded a car with three boxes of cookies and walked a few blocks to the nearby cannabis shop. She started walking up and down the line hawking her wares.

Elina Childs, a nine-year-old girl, brought a cart full of Girl Guide cookies to offer the crowd outside of a new cannabis shop in Edmonton, Alberta.

Elina Childs, a nine-year-old girl, brought a cart full of Girl Guide cookies to offer the crowd outside of a new cannabis shop in Edmonton, Alberta.

Elina used to sell her cookies door to door, but that would take weeks.

"Last year, she was bitten by a dog, it was not bad, but we were still worried," Father Seann Childs told CNN.

Seann shared that the idea of ​​selling the cookies came up as the long lines passed.

He added: "While driving, we saw how long the ranks were in the dispensary and we stopped to sell the cookies there."

In 45 minutes, Elina sold $ 120 (US $ 91) at the Nova Cannabis store

In 45 minutes, Elina sold $ 120 (US $ 91) at the Nova Cannabis store

In 45 minutes, Elina sold $ 120 (US $ 91) at the Nova Cannabis store

In 45 minutes, Elina sold $ 120 (US $ 91).

"She did not really understand what the problem was," said the father. "She was selling cookies in her mind, but everyone was very happy to see her and they continued to congratulate her."

On Wednesday, the US neighbor to the north became the first industrialized nation to legalize the drug after a ban of almost a century and a two-year push by the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

"She was selling cookies in her mind, but everyone was very happy to see her and they continued to congratulate her," said Father Seann Childs.

Most of the boat enthusiasts were exuberant about the end of the ban, but some expressed their disappointment at not being able to buy marijuana now legal on the first day.

Others were reluctant to relatively high prices, ranging from $ 5.25 in Canadian dollars in Quebec to $ 18.99 in Saskatchewan per gram, compared to the black market that saw average prices fall in the last year to $ 6.79 per gram.

But Canada made significant gains on its first day: British Columbia won at least $ 41,000, Alberta won almost $ 730,000, Quebec raised $ 220,500, Nova Scotia totaled "just over $ 660,000 in sales" and New Brunswick has not yet released figures .

Even online sales accounted for $ 20,974, while P. E.I Cannabis obtained around $ 152,408 in sales, according to Global News.

That's roughly $ 2,904,267 in US dollars.

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