#delta8 – “The initiating lawsuit, filed by AK Futures in December 2021, accuses LCF Labs, located in California, and Hong Kong-based Homesun of allegedly mimicking the packaging of the Cake brand in an effort to confuse customers into thinking they were buying authentic goods.

Cake is California-based AK Futures’ most popular brand of cannabis vaping products. The company claimed to have pulled in $44 million in sales revenue during a nine-month period ending in May 2021. The products contain Delta-8 THC, a cannabinoid extracted from federally lawful hemp. It’s often used as a psychoactive alternative to Delta-9 THC, which is considered a Schedule I drug.

While AK Futures has filed suit against a number of vape firms on similar claims and won at least four cases, the company accuses LCF Labs of being the head of a grand counterfeit operation.

On Jan. 18, Judge Selna signed off on an order allowing the U.S. Marshals Service to search LCF Labs’ Ontario and Anaheim, California, facilities for knockoff Cake products. Ultimately, the officers impounded roughly $51.6 million in fakes, according to AK Futures’ memorandum.”

https://www.law360.com/articles/1525044/delta-8-vape-co-wants-counterclaims-knocked-out-in-ip-suit

#cbdproducts – “The Jelly Belly Candy Co. wants a California federal court to declare that the man who came up with the titular sweet and its name in the ’70s isn’t the confectionery’s founder, as it doesn’t want to be associated with his “legally murky CBD and marijuana food” venture.

It’s true that David Klein imagined the name and paid the roughly 100-year-old sweets manufacturer to roll out the “gourmet jelly beans,” but he did not establish the company, the business told the California Eastern District Court in its lawsuit. Yet he has repeatedly misled media outlets by referring to himself as the founder in order to boost his projects, with the chief example being when Klein announced his line of CBD-infused jelly beans in 2019….

The lawsuit seeks a judgment declaring that Jelly Belly did not defame Klein when it asked media outlets not to call him the founder. It also wants a permanent order that would prevent Klein from calling himself the founder. The company also asked for damages and attorney fees.”

https://www.law360.com/california/articles/1525543/jelly-belly-says-cbd-entrepreneur-isn-t-its-founder?nl_pk=87a814fe-acbd-41b5-9dff-8f51227935f5&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=california&utm_content=2022-08-31

#californiacannabis – Sacramento – “The city is considering expanding consuming cannabis at public storefront lounges, but it’s also considering other avenues like events at parks, restaurants, and even massage parlors.

“I think consumption just gives an opportunity for patients to meet congregate, absorb the cultural aspect of the industry, learn and educate what works for them, what doesn’t work for them,” Richard Miller, with the California Americans for Safe Access Cannabis Committee, said.”

https://fox40.com/news/local-news/sacramento/cannabis-lounges-could-become-a-reality-in-sacramento/