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Washington made $600,000 auctioning off 300 pounds of marijuana

Washington state on Saturday netted $600,000 by selling Girl Scout Cookies. No, not those Girl Scout Cookies, but rather a marijuana strain by that name.

The strain was one of several — others included One Arm Bandit and Purple Kush — sold in Washington's first ever pot auction over the weekend, according to the Tri-City Herald, which described the event as being run "orderly and professionally." All told, the state sold 300 pounds of marijuana to licensed retailers.