…and that way is the hell outta N.M.
Veteran New Mexico chocolatier Scott Van Rixel has applied to trademark “Bhang, the original cannabis chocolate,” for his premium chocolate, medicinal confectionery.
New Mexico will be missing out on the buck from the Bhang because state laws currently prohibit the production of marijuana into the chocolate delivery system as developed by Van Rixel and his industry partner Robert Martin, Ph.D.
Furthermore because of Federal interstate commerce laws when the pair are basically forced to abscond from the state to manufacture their recipe elsewhere it won’t even be available to New Mexico where it is approved for administration as medical treatment for a long list of ailments and diseases.
Much ado about red tape which reminds me of my favorite Val Kilmer performance ever where he spins the tale of how the Microsoft trademark like “Bhang, the original cannabis chocolate,” has its origin in Nuevo México who’s binding it up and kicking it to Cali.
The antioxidant rich, medicinal stuff may not hit the market making Van Rixel & Co. the Bill Gates of reffer meds, but it’s a shame to see a good business man/plan have to go.