Branding the bud: Marijuana companies want California to issue trademarks for pot – Cannabis News

Marijuana distributors are already lining up to pick brand names for their buds once sales become legal in 2018.

The sandwich baggie brimming with buds is gradually becoming a thing of the past in California.

In its place, an era of name-brand marijuana is emerging. Celebrities — including actress Whoopi Goldberg, rapper Snoop Dogg, rocker Melissa Etheridge and the family of reggae legend Bob Marley — are branding their own herb.

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