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As well as being known in the cannabis industry for the creator of the GG strains his Gorilla Glue 4 strain prompted a high-profile trademark infringement lawsuit from Ohio-based adhesives company Gorilla Glue.
Firstly CLR offers our condolences to Johnson’s family, friends and colleagues.
Cannabis Times Reports
Ross Johnson, the co-founder of Nevada-based GG Strains, passed away May 23 at the age of 61.
Johnson, also known as Lone Watty, co-founded GG Strains with Don Peabody (aka Joesy Whales), and the pair co-created the Original Glue cannabis variety (formally known as GG4), which won first place in the 2015 World Cannabis Cup and was part of a now infamous cannabis legal case.
“The industry lost one of the last straight shooters,” Cat Franklin, director of operations and marketing at GG Strains, told Cannabis Business Times. “He was an honest, honest man and it makes me sad that this is the one that has to go. We’ve got some big shoes to fill.”
Peabody’ and Johnson’s creation was initially named Gorilla Glue 4, which prompted a high-profile trademark infringement lawsuit from Ohio-based adhesives company Gorilla Glue. GG Strains settled with Gorilla Glue and rebranded its cannabis varieties in September 2017, and the case has served as a warning to other cannabis companies to carefully consider the names of their brands and products.
In founding GG Strains, Johnson’s overall goal was to ensure quality and consistency for all cannabis consumers and medical marijuana patients by enabling them to receive the same high-quality genetics each time they purchase products, according to the company’s website.
Learn more about the Gorilla Glue Trademark Case at the following links
USA / Ohio: The Gorilla Glue Lawsuit
The Gorilla Has Left The Room
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