‘Nerds’ Candy Sues California Cannabis Company

California-based Tops Cannabis is being sued by the candymaker that manufactures Nerds — a popular pea-sized confection that comes in colorful, dual-flavored boxes. The candymaker says Tops has been marketing a parody of its brand, which the cannabis company calls “Medicated Nerds Rope.”

The concerns go beyond intellectual property rights. The THC-infused candies can be confusing to children and violate state laws governing edibles, the lawsuit says.

As Marijuana Business Daily notes, cannabis companies have been sued by a number of candy manufacturers in recent years. Mondelez Canada Inc., which makes Sour Patch Kids, took legal action over an edible called “Stoney Patch Kids” last year. 


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