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MED-a-Mints: Pot-infused mints at center of trademark dispute with Dixie Elixirs

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The old MED-a-Mints packaging.
The Colorado company that invented the formula for MED-a-Mints, a popular cannabis-infused mint candy, has announced that it will sue Denver-based edibles manufacturer Dixie Elixirs for trademark violations. Inventor Gary Gabrel claims that Dixie Elixirs violated the contract between them when it changed the MED-a-Mints packaging, making its own name more prominent and removing the words "cannabis infused."

The new label is dangerous, he says: "The label says THC infused, 100 milligrams. So you've got to have at least some knowledge to recognize that as a cannabis product. A twelve-year-old or a ten-year-old might not know."

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A screen capture of the new MED-a-Mints packaging from the Dixie Elixirs website.
Gabrel claims his company, Bridge Marketing, entered into a licensing agreement with Dixie Elixirs in November 2012. The agreement, Gabrel says, worked like this: Bridge, which owns the MED-a-Mints recipe, provides Dixie Elixirs with a non-cannabis-infused powder that forms the base of the mints and then Dixie adds the cannabis oil and manufactures, packages and sells the finished product.

"We are imitating the business model of Coca-Cola," he says, "where Coke manages the brand and makes the magic syrup and then ships it to bottling companies around the country and around the world."

Gabrel, who's based in Longmont, describes himself as a serial entrepreneur. His past ventures, he says, include inventing a board game called Pente, which he sold to Parker Brothers, and developing a chain of pizza restaurants, called Hideaway Pizza, in Oklahoma.

Gabrel says he's "had a passion for cannabis my whole adult life" and decided to get into the marijuana-infused products business after speaking with a friend who has HIV. The friend used cannabis as medicine and made her own edibles -- which gave him the idea to come up with a formula for his own. He chose mints because they're small, discreet and because the dosage can be precise, he says.

"I think these will be the Bayer aspirin of the medical market and the Altoids of the recreational market," Gabrel says of MED-a-Mints.

Continue for more on MED-a-Mints' dispute with Dixie Elixirs.



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AsokAsus
AsokAsus

They better have a massive liability product insurance policy just in case any of their "clients" decide to slaughter their spouses, jump out of hotel windows, crash head on into a minivan full of children at 90mph, or any one of a plethora of other possible negative consequences from consuming one of the their "edibles", where said "edibles" are still illegal under Federal law.

John Schilling
John Schilling

It's still so DOPEY, Nelson. I fear for the brains of Denverites. And (lol) the Post itself isn't the NY Times!

rvelazb500
rvelazb500

@DonkeyHotay


      Whatever . if this is your conclusion great .


      you do not have what it takes to persuade me ..  Take it to the message boards .


 It is good to see you have matured some from earlier posts .. BUT


I'm bored with you . Apparently you are not reading nor clicking on hyperlinks ...



MJNA up 14% tis morn .



DonkeyHotay
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From Salon -- 


Existing experiments with highly capitalized, publicly traded medical marijuana corporations have proven to be such fraudulent ventures that they’ve done anything but legitimize the industry. The first publicly traded marijuana company, Medical Marijuana Inc., is a “penny stock company run by criminals and alleged fraudsters,” rails a report on Seeking Alpha, a stock market analysis web site. 



DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTCPK:MJNA) ("Medical Marijuana" or the "Company") is a penny stock company run by criminals and alleged fraudsters. 


While medical marijuana may be a growing business opportunity in selected states, there is no place for blatant stock fraud in the United States capital markets, and we strongly believe the intrinsic value of MJNA is $0.00/share due to the significant malfeasance discussed below.


In this report, we will discuss how MJNA listed on the OTC Markets (formerly known as the pink sheets) under a weird, but quasi-legal, exemption known as "Unsolicited Quotation" whereby shares only trade by appointment of retail order flow. In other words, there is no active market for the issuer's securities and on a whim all bids/offers can instantaneously vanish, leading to choppy trading and large valuation swings. 


Despite our extensive market experience, this is the first time we have ever run into this type of security with a >$100mm market valuation, let alone a $355mm market valuation. 


Moreover, based on our discussions with securities counsel, the SEC has all but done away with these types of companies save for a select few like Medical Marijuana that have somehow so far escaped the eyes of the regulators.

rvelazb500
rvelazb500

No merit here! . Its about Gabriel wanting more money and forcing Dixie to renegotiate the agreement .. and free advertising for Dixie products too boot . 


I will be buying more ticker MJNA . Master distributor for Dixie and HempMedsPX if the stock should take a hit on Monday ..  Dixie is a distributor for Med a Mints..


Packaging oh brother .


A twelve year old kid would know what THC is over Cannabis every time . Just ask my 14 Year old and she knew what THC was for sure . Cannabis unsure.


More money that's all it's about . Dixie Elixirs is now ubiquitous in Colorado and Washington and soon all over the world .



DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Looks like Dixie Fraudsters have paid Wasteweed $$ to pre-censor and delete any comments critical of their criminal scam.


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Dixie Elixirs = Fraudsters, Criminals and General Scum

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@rvelazb500  


Tripp Keber, Dixie Elixirs founder, busted for pot possession in Alabama

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Among many damning allegations against the company, the report accuses MMJ of cooking its books by inflating its market value (peaking at $355.6 mm) and somehow ducking out of filing quarterly reports to the Securities and Exchanges Commission that would reveal the scam. Furthermore, as the report highlights, MMJ’s now-former president and CEO Michael Llamas had a long history of blatant financial mischief that resulted in an indictment by the federal government for participating in a “multistate Ponzi scheme and related mortgage fraud scams.”


...

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@rvelazb500  


"I am tired of so called CBD companies claiming that what they provide is medicine. Anyone using a CBD from hemp product please be aware of what you?re actually getting b/c it is not what you think ..." 

--- Tamar Wise, former Dixie scientist, exposing the FRAUD committed by Dixie scumbags under their many shell companies.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@rvelazb500  


“What these companies are doing is criminal and dangerous…and since I formulated most of these products as head of Dixie science, I feel responsible for spreading the truth.”


Tamar Wise, the former head of science for Dixie Botanicals, has called out the entire cannabidiol products industry as well as her former employer.


Wise said Dixie's CBD-based products are made from “crude and dirty hemp paste” that is contaminated with microbial life, residual solvents and other toxins.


“I’m tired of so called CBD companies claiming that what they provide is medicine. Anyone using a CBD from hemp product please be aware of what you’re actually getting b/c it is not what you think,” 



DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@rvelazb500  


Tamar Wise, the former head of science for Dixie Botanicals, has called out the entire cannabidiol products industry as well as her former employer.


In a post, Wise said Dixie's CBD-based products are made from “crude and dirty hemp paste” that is contaminated with microbial life, residual solvents and other toxins.


“I’m tired of so called CBD companies claiming that what they provide is medicine. Anyone using a CBD from hemp product please be aware of what you’re actually getting b/c it is not what you think,” 


“What these companies are doing is criminal and dangerous…and since I formulated most of these products as head of Dixie science, I feel responsible for spreading the truth.”

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@rvelazb500  <== pathetic Dixie shill


SEC Suspends Trading of Cannabis Stock


The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has temporarily halted trading of a cannabis company’s stock over concerns that “undisclosed affiliates and shareholders” unlawfully distributed shares.


Advanced Cannabis Solutions – which trades on the over-the-counter market under the symbol CANN – has been suspended until April 9 as the SEC investigates the issue.


The company said it was not aware that the SEC had any concerns before the stock was halted, indicating that the matter could involve trading by individual investors who own a large number of shares but do not actually work at Advanced Cannabis Solutions.


“No one at the SEC contacted the company or any of its officers or directors regarding whatever questions they had regarding this matter,” Advanced Cannabis Solutions said in a press release. “All of the shares owned by the company’s officers and directors are restricted and have not traded in the public market.”

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay  


Golly donkey boy, are you feeling paranoid, picked on or otherwise treated shabbily?  Poor little guy.  Have a good cry.  that seems to help you dimwitted liberal twits.  

patricia.calhoun
patricia.calhoun moderator editortopcommenter

@DonkeyHotay per the earlier conversation with Robert Chase: if you post the same comment on several blogs in a certain time period, the program will toss it as spam.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter


mmjbusinessdaily ...


com/former-dixie-employee-blasts-cbd-industry-former-employer/

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

...


The corporation has also been outed by whistleblowers for enabling its subsidiary companies to lie about the content of their products. A recent analysis published by Martin Lee of Project CBD found that the company Dixie X Elixirs & Edibles, MMJ’s first foray into the $5 billion “cannabinoid and wellness industry,” has routinely mislabeled its products as containing more medicinal value than they actually have. 

rvelazb500
rvelazb500

@DonkeyHotay ..


Wise has for some reason decided to turn on the INDUSTRY .

greed backfired more than likely  . She has now retracted and disappeared .. she has not discussed anything as of late.. 

And on her change in heart for CBD .. (Her) The comments represent a 180 for Wise, who had previously spoken positively about CBD-based products publicly, and wrote a column for Marijuana Business Daily in 2012 discussing the science behind Dixie’s CBD extraction process.

She is no longer a credible person in the Industry ..

Med a mint pulling same for more money and without turning on the Industry..


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@rvelazb500  


Tamar Wise, the former head of science for Dixie Botanicals, has called out the entire cannabidiol products industry as well as her former employer.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@patricia.calhoun


Wouldn't have to attempt repeat postings if THE FIRST comment didn't DISAPPEAR into the poorly written blogging software.



DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

“What these companies are doing is criminal and dangerous…and since I formulated most of these products as head of Dixie science, I feel responsible for spreading the truth.” -- Tamar Wise

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@rvelazb500  


“What these companies are doing is criminal and dangerous…and since I formulated most of these products as head of Dixie science, I feel responsible for spreading the truth.”

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@rvelazb500  


“I’m tired of so called CBD companies claiming that what they provide is medicine. Anyone using a CBD from hemp product please be aware of what you’re actually getting b/c it is not what you think,” 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@rvelazb500  


Wise said Dixie's CBD-based products are made from “crude and dirty hemp paste” that is contaminated with microbial life, residual solvents and other toxins.

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