Is it just a matter of time before TTB is scutinizing cannabis labels — for sneaky references to — wine?
I hope so. That would be great.
This article about cannabis beer got me to thinking about all manner of cannabinoid-related issues.
Did TTB approve the label yet? Not that I can see. I don’t find any Indica label approved for this Colorado brewery so far. But I do find this Dank label, which is pretty close. The label mentions a run-in with “the man” and pounds of resinous west coast Cannabacae. Dad and Dudes (the brewer) did a wonderful job of securing some trademark rights in this important term (DANK) sure to be much and more in demand in the future. But the label oddly implies that the company has a trademark registration on the term DANK in and of itself, when it does not appear that anyone does. I wonder if D&D’s registration will be sufficient, someday, to block pot purveyors from using the term DANK as part of their branding, and if pot will be considered highly-related to beer/wine/spirits.
Thanks to LabelVision, it’s quite easy to see that TTB has allowed only two “cannabis” labels so far: vodka with cannabis sativa, and Cabernet Franc with notes of cannabis (“pairs well with baked food or an after dinner smoke”).
There are quite a few Indica labels (not including the one in the drinks business article). There are plenty of pot labels wafting around already, and it seems clear there are many more on the way, in one form or another.
Charles Irvin says
Don’t forget about the potentially questionable “mushrooms” used in addition to hemp seeds in Madtree’s “Mellow Ale”:
Considering they apparently own the word “Dank”, I’d think that would be better suited as their brand name instead of using it as the name of the beer. Then they can use it on everything – Dank Beer, Dank… T-Shirts… or you know, whatever else they want to sell under the Dank brand name.
I’ve been waiting to get hold of this of these beverages for a while now, I have a bottle bong made from a beer bottle but I’d love to make a new one out of these legit canna-beers!