No More ‘Girl Scout Cookies,’ Other Popular Names on Pot Packaging, Oregon Says

Article by Noelle Crombie, The Oregonian

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Popular names, such as Girl Scout Cookies and Charlotte’s Web, won’t be allowed on the labeling and packaging of medical and recreational marijuana in Oregon under rules approved by the state Friday.

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission said it had reviewed about 500 marijuana strain names and identified about 20 that may appeal to children. Commissioners sought the rule change after hearing from members of the public who objected to the child-friendly names.

The rule, approved one day before the state licenses recreational marijuana retailers, prohibits words “that refer to products that are commonly associated with minors or marketed by minors.”

Rob Patridge, chairman of the commission, called the new requirement “a common sense approach.”

“If you walk through a toy store and you can identify things that are strain names … those are probably inappropriate,” Patridge said. “It’s almost as simple as that.”

The agency also won’t allow strain names that refer to illicit drugs, such as LSD and Blow.

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