Another Cannabis Company Sued Over Intellectual Property Infringement
Buds R Us dispensary in Detroit got a letter from Toys “R” Us alerting them to the fact that the toy company is not happy that their names are so similar. In fact, they’re so unhappy that they’re resorting to the traditional corporate modus operandi: threatening to sue for intellectual property infringement.
The owner, whose name is Frankie, thought it was a joke when he received an official letter from the Blank Rome law firm, with his dispensary logo Geoffrey the Giraffe, a beloved Toys “R” Us icon, smoking a fat joint right on the document.
“I thought it was a joke to tell you the truth, like really Toys R Us coming at us, we’re just a small business out here,” said Frankie. “We just thought it would be funny to have a giraffe with a joint smoking.”
This is not the first time a corporation has gone after a cannabis company for similar branding infringement.
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Sour Diesel cross with Sensi Star, Death Stars effects are a building pressure in the eyes and around the back of the head and temples to start off, with an increase in heart rate and some perspiration happening at times. The body started buzzing early on and this keeps up throughout the experience, though it turns to more of a warming feeling as it goes on.
Hawaii says its 1st state to go cashless for marijuana sales
HONOLULU — Hawaii said Tuesday that it will be the first state to require marijuana sales to be handled without cash, saying it wanted to avoid robberies and other crimes targeting dispensaries.
Medical marijuana dispensaries in Hawaii won’t be allowed to accept cash beginning Oct. 1 and will require people to use a debit payment app instead. The app is already an option for marijuana transactions in six states, including California and Colorado.
Many marijuana businesses use cash because banks fear pot money could expose them to legal trouble from the U.S. government, which regulates banking and still bans marijuana.
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California Says No Marijuana Deliveries Via Drones
There was a lot of hope that California’s fully legal marijuana industry would give way to new tech services, allowing packages of marijuana to be delivered to the doorsteps of the stoner community by way of autonomous vehicles, but new regulations created last week by the state’s Bureau of Cannabis Control puts the kibosh on this novel concept—prohibiting toker transport via drones, self-driving cars or other vehicles not directly operated by a human.
Once the state’s recreational marijuana trade finally gets off the ground sometime next year, a move predicted to spawn a $5 billion boon to the state’s economy, the market will have to settle for conventional delivery services, while other industries, from pizza to prescription drugs, still get to relish in the possibilities of using unmanned technology.
“Transportation may not be done by aircraft, watercraft, rail, drones, human-powered vehicles, or unmanned vehicles,” the emergency regulations read, reports “alpha geek” publication Ars Technica.
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