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From Acapulco Gold To Albino Rhino: The Marijuana Trademark Land Rush

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NPR's Jacob Goldstein reports:

"A few months back, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office created a new category: 'Processed plant matter for medicinal purposes, namely medical marijuana.'"

He writes that it "set off a rush of new trademark applications from people in the 14 states where sales of medical marijuana is legal."

But the trademark office decided to kill the medical marijuana category last week because federal laws prohibit sales while certain state laws allow it--but federal law overrides those of individual states.

Goldstein still managed to uncover dozens of trademark applications submitted before the office got rid of the category.

  • Chronic
  • IslandSweetSkunk
  • 420 Honey
  • Beingkind
  • RutBud
  • Emerald Triangle Bud
  • Bubba Kush
  • Panama Gold
  • OG Kush
  • Red Bud
  • Delta 9
  • Purple Haze
  • Albino Rhino
  • Diesel
  • Maui Wowie
  • Thaistick
  • Panama Red
  • Acapulco Gold

Thaistick? Someone actually thought they could trademark the name Thaistick? What the hell were they smoking?
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TAGS:  PROHIBITION, MEDICAL MARIJUANA, TRADEMARKS    SOURCE:   NPR

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