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


New York Times Columnist Turned Up with Weed Candy and Thought She Died


New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd was in Colorado and figured she’d try some newly-legal weed candy, not realizing that weed can make you feel some type of way.

She initially took a bite, didn’t feel anything for an hour and thought it’d be a good idea to keep taking more bites until she felt something. Boy, did she feel something. Dowd then curled up in a panicky ball, couldn’t remember what she was wearing and at one point thought she died.

She even made it sound like she was mutating into Spider-Man, or a Walking Dead zombie:

But then I felt a scary shudder go through my body and brain. I barely made it from the desk to the bed, where I lay curled up in a hallucinatory state for the next eight hours.

The inexperienced Dowd eventually found out that she was supposed to cut the candy into 16 pieces and not dive into them like you would a pizza.

It wasn’t all fun and games, as she pointed out the lack of regulation and labeling with the newly minted marijuana laws, but you have to agree that eating a bunch of weed candy until it works probably wasn’t a good idea. That’s like drinking a bottle of whiskey, not feeling anything, then drinking another bottle of whiskey.

Oh, and the Twitter reactions are the best: