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The Hershey Company sues Colorado edible pot company

Written by The Associated Press | Jun 9, 2014 7:45 AM
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(Denver) -- The Hershey Company is suing a Colorado business that makes four marijuana-infused candies the chocolate maker says closely resemble its iconic products.

It's filed a federal trademark infringement lawsuit in Denver against TinctureBelle LLC and TinctureBelle Marijuanka LLC.

The lawsuit alleges the products Ganja Joy, Hasheath, Hashees and Dabby Patty mimic Hershey's Almond Joy, Heath, Reese's peanut butter cups and York peppermint patty candies.

Dauphin County-based Hershey says TinctureBelle's products are packaged in colors matching its famous treats, which will confuse consumers, including children.

Hershey submitted a picture showing the Hashees edibles in an orange wrapper with a design that looks like a peanut butter cup.

It wants a judge to order TinctureBelle to stop selling its products.

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