For most Americans, one of the simplest ways to indulge is through chocolate, especially candy bars made by the Hershey Company. Just the decadent flavors of sweet milk chocolate melting in your mouth brings memories of happiness during childhood. As a matter of fact, most parents use Hershey's chocolate, in some form, to reward their children. But what if the chocolaty awards are "too rewarding" as in "high in the sky rewarding"?
It is possible because, according to an article by Yahoo, the Hershey Company is filing a lawsuit against a weed company. The reason why: the weed edibles maker is making four weed-infused candies that are too close in design and presentation of four of Hershey's iconic products. Therefore, the lawsuit is a case of trademark infringement, and was filed in the US District Court in Denver this week against TinctureBelle LLC and TinctureBelle Marijuanka LLC.
The Hershey Company says that TinctureBelle's weed candies - Ganja Joy, Hasheath, Hashees, and Dabby Patty - mimic Hershey's Almond Joy, Heath, Reese's peanut butter cups, and York peppermint patty candies, respectively.
In another article by Huffington Post, TinctureBelle did not immediately return messages to anyone seeking comment about the lawsuit. The Denver Business Journal, however, are the first to report on the upcoming lawsuit.
Despite what the Hershey Company may say about the edible weed chocolates, TinctureBelle stated on their official website that their weed products, including lotions, balms, and edibles, are "diabetic safe and delicious". They are also helpful in a variety of issues, including pain, headaches, and insomnia. This is a one-up they have over the Hershey Company, who probably can't make the same promises for the majority of their products. Actually, if we go with what most Americans say that sugar is more dangerous than weed, which was reported here on The Inquisitr, Hershey Company makes more products that are dangerous.
This situation comes in the midst of the United State's progressive movement in legalizing weed, and not just medical weed, but weed in commercial use as well. However, Hershey may be correct in their reasons in slapping on this lawsuit. Just looking at a side-to-side comparison of Hershey products to their weed counterparts; the packaging are very similar, just enough for children to not know the difference. For example, kids know that two yellow arches making an "M" represents McDonald's. It may be assumed that TinctureBelle knew who they were trying to get with their weed edible packaging.
The proof is proven through the incidents. Parents and doctors have stated children are eating the highly potent weed edibles by mistake simply because they confused it with their favorite candies, ergo they are being sent to hospitals in increasing numbers.
Let's hope that legal weed can be better regulated for the safety of those who shouldn't have to be indulging in the substance. With weed on the verge of being legal, companies may try to promote weed edibles in some unsavory means, just to establish the next generation of customers.
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