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Anonymous | April 27, 2020 | 2 0

Atrium Cultivation was co-founded in 2016 as a grassroots industry built company. Atrium Cultivation has won a total of seven second-place and two first-place trophies from Hightimes, third-place from Chalice, and a few other awards since its starting in 2016. In 2018, when small companies were being pushed out of the industry by Prop 64, a group of scammers thought that they could ride off the success of the small cultivation brand 'Atrium' by using their name from awards. Atrium Topanga opened their first store in 2018, and the founders of the small cultivation brand were left with dozens of messages from patients congratulating them on opening a shop -- Atrium Cultivation does not have a storefront. The owners of Atrium Topanga have been contacted about the name-mix-up multiple times over nearly a two-year period, with zero response.

The straw that broke the camel's back for Atrium Cultivation was when BeardBros_Pharms on Instagram starting posting on their story about how great Atrium Topanga Cannabis is. A co-founder of Atrium Cultivation made a comment explaining the exact situation, and many other long-standing members of the industry backed the statement up, making their own comments as well. That next morning BeardBros_Pharms deleted every comment that was made. You would have thought BeardBros, who have posted mutiple stories about fake brands like Atrium Topanga, who are trying to take our industry, would not publicly support a brand like that. Now, those companies are supporting the corporate takeover of our industry.

Anyone who's from the grassroots scene, who thinks this is needs to stop, leave a comment.

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Comments(3)

  • Apr 30, 2020, 07:58 PM  Reply

    Lol you think they're scammers because they used a similar name? Atrium is a common name. If they were both growing or both dispensaries then there would potentially be legal options, but like you said one is a cultivator and the other is a retailer. Atrium Topanga doesn't owe Atrium cultivation any response. There's bigger and more important things to worry about. This deserves ZERO attention, not a story.

  • May 21, 2020, 01:14 PM  Reply

    Too many groups don’t own their IP and didn’t trademark their name. You can get federal trademarks if you know the correct way to file for it and until people start owning their IP and the seed and plant IP l, this is nothing compared to what is coming. One of the top selling brand brands in California IP is owned by a Chinese company now.

  • May 25, 2020, 12:00 PM  Reply

    Oh buddy, you’re reaching

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