Court Bars Iowa State From Banning Pot T-Shirts

January 26, 2016

A federal judge on Monday issued an injunction to ban Iowa State University from barring student groups from producing T-shirts that include both university symbols or names and also pot plants, The Des Moines Register reported. The ruling came in a suit charging that the university was selectively enforcing trademark rights in a way to discriminate against a student group promoting the legalization of marijuana. The ruling found that the university acted -- contrary to constitutional principles -- based on “the messages … expressed” in an effort to “maintain favor with Iowa political figures.”

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