Why You Can’t Find any Gorilla Glue or Girl Scout Cookies

Why You Can’t Find any Gorilla Glue or Girl Scout Cookies

What ever happened to Gorilla Glue? Well, the threat of lawsuits meant that many cultivars, like Gorilla Glue, had to change their names. A century of prohibition has meant that the underground cannabis industry operated within a culture removed from the mainstream. Newly bred cultivars were given creative, funny, and sometimes wacky names. These often referenced existing products, movies, people, or other cultural entities. The tongue-in-cheek attitude prevailed for years. And it led to many hilarious cultivar names. But, many of these are now coming under fire for intellectual property infringement. In the light of recent legalization movements, cannabis must now compete on a level playing field with other legal products. It may be one of the unintended consequences of legalization. No matter what, growers have been forced to change the names of several cultivars when the lawyers came knocking. Gorilla Glue The case around the renaming of Gorilla Glue to GG4 is perhaps one of the best-known cases. Ohio-based company, Gorilla Glue, makes glues and sealants. They launched a lawsuit against Nevada-based GG Strains who grow the popular hybrid Gorilla Glue #4 for violating trademarks and tainting their reputation. They claimed that GG Strains’ branding message was too similar to their own product. The messaging does specifically make reference to the GG “stickiness” of the buds. The six-month-long case came to an end with a judge ordering GG Strains to change the names of their cultivars. These went from Gorilla Glue to GG #1, 4, and 5. And they…

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