The nine-year-old Girl Guide and her father showed up at Nova Cannabis just south of Whyte Avenue, pulling a wagon filled with top-shelf munchies: sandwich cookies and mint thins.
Elina is not the first girl guide to take advantage of customers with the munchies.
Her father, Seann Childs, said they sold cookies going door to door in their neighbourhood past year, but people often weren't home or there would be big dogs in the yards.
"It amazed me how quickly they went", Seann Childs, Elina's father, told the CBC.
"It was well received", said Seann Childs.
"We were sold out in no time".
"The Girl Guides thought it was an innovative and positive idea", said Childs, noting that the organization said it would only be an issue if Elina was selling the cookies inside the shop.
"We were looking at it as an opportunity to educate her on what marijuana is and the fact that it's legal in Canada now", Childs said.
"It just so happens that legalization was coming up in a couple of days". "It made me happy but sad because I never got a snack", Elina told Daily Hive.
An official with the Girl Guides praised Elina's strategy.
"Good on her and her family for thinking of it", said Edmonton commissioner Heather Monahan.
A social media post on Elina outside the pot store went viral and Monahan said they started getting questions about whether it was allowed.
"Why wouldn't it be?" she said. "It wasn't like she was in the store - that would be a whole different ball game".
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"She actually has cystic fibrosis, so we encourage her to get out there and do things and be active", Childs said.
He noted that smoking is usually harmful to her. "We saw that as an opportunity to get out there and teach her a little about what cannabis is".
With a smile and a winning product, Elina Childs worked her way up and down the crowd lining up along red carpet outside Nova Cannabis.