A new type of marijuana has hit the dispensaries after the New York Knicks superstar, Jeremy Lin, exploded this year. The new strain is being called “Lin Sanity OG”. But, its getting a lot of heat from Jeremy Lins Lawyers.
His lawyers for have a message for those dealing “Linsanity’ medical marijuana: you are one toke over the line. “Their enthusiasm for Jeremy Lin got ahead of their understanding of the law,” said Pamela Deese of the Washington, D.C., firm Arent Fox.
Several California dispensaries have gotten cease-and-desist letters and are also being asked for letters of apologies. The news of the marijuana first surfaced in tweets by entertainment stars Rick Ross and Stalley. The product was going for $60 for an eighth of an ounce.
“You can’t file a trademark when there’s a clear connection to someone else’s name,” Deese said. “In this case, Jeremy Lin has the right to his name and related names and marks, as well as his signature, voice and likeness. That’s all part of his intellectual property.”