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Canopy Withdraws ‘Chronic by Dre’ Marijuana Trademark Filed By Mistake

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Turns out Canopy Growth Corp. isn’t moving ahead with another hip-hop inspired marijuana product line, at least not yet. The Canadian cannabis company has withdrawn their trademark filing for “Chronic by Dre” marijuana products.

In a statement, Jordan Sinclair, the company’s vice president of communications and media, apologized to Dr. Dre, saying the filing was made in error by a staff member.

“Our staff is encouraged to think of new and exciting trademarks,” Sinclair wrote, according to MarketWatch. “In this case, a staff member improperly put this item forward for trademark protection, and while this should have been caught and stopped, it was not. This was a mistake on our part.”

He also added that Canopy has no relationship with the legendary rapper and producer, nor any rights to his name or likeness.

It’s not out of the question we’ll see Dr. Dre get into the cannabis industry in the future considering the influence of marijuana on his music. For now, Canopy has to rely on its exclusive partnership with Snoop Dogg’s product line, Leafs by Snoop, for hip-hop branded cannabis products.

Marijuana Firm Canopy Files Trademark For ‘Chronic By Dre’

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Chris Wallis is a filmmaker and content creator based in Oakland, California. Over the last six years, along with extensive work with the cannabis industry, he's helped international nonprofits, national advocacy groups and political campaigns tell their stories to hundreds of thousands of eyeballs across media. He watches a lot of TV and movies, often while consuming cannabis.

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