Ex-Microsoft mgr. plans to create 1st U.S. marijuana brand

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  1. localoid, May 30, 2013
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    I guess it was only a matter of time... (But will it play in Peoria?)

    The company has a website up and running: http://diegopellicer.com/

    So...

    Is this the beginning of the dot bong era?

    How long before the "Diego Pellicer" brand becomes a household word?

    Is this a potential business boom or bust? (What could possibly go wrong?)

    When will the first trademark for a marijuana related product be granted under a new trademark category such as the ill-fated "Processed plant matter for medicinal purposes, namely medical marijuana" category?

    Will Purple Erkle be one of the available strains marketed under the "Diego Pellicer" brand?
     
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    The way the Washington State law works will prevent him from importing pot from Mexico. Stupid idea imho.
     
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    I believe the importing from Mexico part of his plan is something he hopes to do sometime in the future...
     
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    All I know is the way Washington set it up is they license growers inside the state to sell to the state regulated pot stores that will be run by the state. If he thinks he can import it from Mexico some time in the future he's in for a rude awakening.

    That would also be affected by the interstate commerce clause and international treaties.

    Washington and Colorado are already walking a fine line with the Feds. The idea of importing from another country would make the feds do something drastic to stop it.
     
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    Last article I read mentioned "state-licensed stores" which could a bit different than "pot stores that will be run by the state", but the final rules still have yet to be published, if I remember correctly...
     
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    Now if it only it was legalised where I'm at. :(
     
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    We are in the infancy of this. These laws will change eventually, if for no other reason than we need new sources of government revenue.
     
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    If marijuana becomes legal and widely available, will that threaten the tobacco companies? I hope so because second hand smoke from marijuana smells a heck of a lot better than cigarettes.
     
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    Why would you think the tobacco companies don't have plans for legal weed?
     
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    The Cheetos company anxiously awaits this brand's roll out.
     
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    Big tobacco companies like Philip Morris and RJ Reynolds would likely play a huge role if or when pot ever becomes legal across the country. I don't see them making a move to produce or distribute just yet, but if it becomes legal in more states they would want to add this product to sell along with their tobacco cigarette brands.
     
  12. localoid thread starter macrumors 68020

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    With a potential market worth $200-billion or so in the U.S. alone there has probably been quite a few persons who have at least given the idea some serious thought.

    Capturing just 1-percent of that market would would return a net of $2-billion.

    Yet Shively seems to be the one willing to push the envelope...
     
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    The Tobacco industry has been chomping at the bit and designing packaging for marijuana for 30 years so I'd say no.
     
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    Or the only one willing to talk about his plans.
     

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