I can easily see how bottle caps that read "Try Legal Weed" could be a bit confusing. If I saw it for the first time, I might wonder if it were hemp beer or somehow could get you stoned.
As it turns out, Weed Ales and Lagers produced by Mt. Shasta Brewing are named as such because they are brewed in a town called Weed, California.
According to an associated press report in the San Fransisco Chronicle, the town has a long tradition of having fun with its name. "A sign posted on the way out of town reads, 'Temporarily Out of Weed,' while another says '100 Percent Pure Weed.'"
Federal alcohol regulators don't get the joke. They ordered that sales stop on beers with the "Try Legal Weed" caps.
Do you think "Try Legal Weed" is a cute play on the town's name or is it misleading and making light of an illegal drug?