Obama Patent Office approves, then nixes trademarks for marijuana

United States Patent and Trademark Office.
According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, some creative souls at the USPTO created a new category of trademarkable item: “Processed plant matter for medicinal purposes, namely medical marijuana”.
Now, as it turns out, selling pot is a federal crime. So creating a new category of trademark specifically for marijuana was, well, ill-advised. As it turns out, the USPTO created this new category on April 1, 2010. Yep, April Fool’s Day.

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