Raw Papers Advertising Scandal

Discussion in 'Marijuana News' started by Storm Crow, Feb 14, 2023.

  1. Looks like RAW has been caught fibbing in their advertising, and the court is not amused!:judge:


    Republic Brands Obtains Injunction; Federal Court Orders HBI International to Change its RAW® Organic Hemp Rolling Paper Packaging and Promotions. (news – 2023)
    Republic Brands Obtains Injunction; Federal Court Orders HBI International to Change its RAW® Organic Hemp Rolling Paper Packaging and Promotions

    • Jury finds HBI engaged in unfair competition and violated the Illinois Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act through its rolling paper packaging and promotional activities.
    • Federal Court orders HBI to cease promoting, selling, distributing, shipping, and delivering certain products that are sold in packaging including Alcoy Spain stamp, and cease making other promotional statements.
    • HBI ordered to cease making claims that it contributes its funds or sales proceeds to a "non-existent charitable foundation" referred to as the "RAW Foundation."
    GLENVIEW, Ill., Feb. 9, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Brands, a leading distributor of rolling papers and premium smoking accessories, has obtained a permanent injunction in a federal lawsuit against Defendant HBI International requiring HBI to cease making claims about its RAW® Organic Hemp rolling papers.

    On January 31, 2023, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois permanently enjoined HBI from making certain claims about its products and ordered HBI to "immediately" cease manufacturing, ordering, or replenishing its inventory with goods that fail to conform to the Court's order. The injunction order follows a jury's verdict that HBI, the distributor of rolling paper brands RAW®, Elements®, Juicy Jays®, Pay-Pay®, and Skunk®, engaged in unfair competition and violated the Illinois Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act through its packaging and promotional activities. (snipped)



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  2. This is some legislative bullshit. Buyer beware! Donation by proxy is a ridiculous scam as a whole. Most charities are a scam. Boo-fucking-hoo, you never made a donation by proxy under even the most "legitimate" of circumstances. The real problem here is the waste of tax money associated with the litigation process. No harm, no foul. Food wasn't taken from the kids at St. Jude's. They could be paying people to further enable "compassionate care" or "safe access" but no, let's fuck with private industry and sensationalize a company that you shouldn't trust in the first place.
     
  3. THOSE BASTARDS :popcorn:
     

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