Hershey Suing Weed Candy Maker Over Punny Knock-Offs


Hershey has filed a lawsuit against TinctureBelle LLC and TinctureBelle Mari`juanka LLC, who make medicinal marijuana laced products in Colorado, because of the alleged likeness to their “Reese’s,” “Almond Joy,” and “York” products.

At first glance, “Hashees,” “Ganja Joy,” and “Dabby Patty” candies might have a fimiliar look, and that’s good enough reason for Hershey to take an edible weed candy company to court.

Although the punny names are cute, Hershey says they’re misleading and thinks the products could be dangerous if people mistake the marijuana chocolates for their own.

The lawsuit states that the “Defendants, who are well aware of the fame and popularity of these Hershey products and marks, are manufacturing and selling cannabis… in order to increase sales and… draw additional attention to their products.”

Not only does Hershey want them to stop selling the marijuana candy, but return any profits made from those candies as well.

Tincture Belle also sells Medicated Rub, Lotions, Soaps and Lip Balms, but they might have to soon change the way they package their candy.

H/T Consumerist