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Zig-Zag Orders Cease and Desist for Trudeau Papers

These Zig-Zag rolling papers featuring the image of Canada’s Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau can no longer be sold.

The possible future Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau has his own Zig-Zag rolling paper brand until Mar. 21. Toronto's Vapor Central has been asked to stop selling them.

On the knock-off, Trudeau's face replaces the bearded Zig-Zag man. About a month after they were made avaialble for $3.95 per pack, Zig-Zag's lawyer contacted Vapor Central with a legal notice, stating: "Even though your use of our client's copyrighted works make a political spoof of Mr. Justin Trudeau, these activities can hardly be characterized as 'fair' and would constitute copyright infringement."

Vapor Central's owner Chris Goodwin explains: "I simply went and purchased the actual Zig-Zag cigarette rolling papers packs myself. Thousands and thousands of them at full retail price." He and his team then applied stickers with Trudeau's image on it.

"Now that I got a cease and desist order, I'm almost glad it's over," Goodwin adds. "It was a lot of work... Maybe in 2015, when Justin Trudeau is PM, and marijuana is legalized, I'll revamp the idea somehow. If there is demand of course. And with permission."

Trudeau favors legalizing marijuana. It's "actually the responsible thing to look at and to do," says the leader of Canada's Liberal Party. Trudeau is hoping to replace current PM Steven Harper in 2015.

now that I got a cease and desist order, I am almost glad it's over though. It was a lot of work. - See more at: http://www.vaporcentral.com/content/zig-zag-cease-and-desist#sthash.kVX3KG31.dpuf
I simply, went and purchased the actual ZIG ZAG cigarette rolling papers packs myself. Thousands and thousands of them at full retail price. - See more at: http://www.vaporcentral.com/content/zig-zag-cease-and-desist#sthash.kVX3KG31.dpuf
I simply, went and purchased the actual ZIG ZAG cigarette rolling papers packs myself. Thousands and thousands of them at full retail price. - See more at: http://www.vaporcentral.com/content/zig-zag-cease-and-desist#sthash.kVX3KG31.dpuf
I simply, went and purchased the actual ZIG ZAG cigarette rolling papers packs myself. Thousands and thousands of them at full retail price. - See more at: http://www.vaporcentral.com/content/zig-zag-cease-and-desist#sthash.kVX3KG31.dpuf
I simply, went and purchased the actual ZIG ZAG cigarette rolling papers packs myself. Thousands and thousands of them at full retail price. - See more at: http://www.vaporcentral.com/content/zig-zag-cease-and-desist#sthash.kVX3KG31.dpufand his workers assembled the Trudeau papers by purchaseing
Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

Publisher of CelebStoner.com, former editor of High Times and Freedom Leaf and co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness.