US Marijuana Party

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

French customs does not like 'Weeds' goods


CANNES, France -- Items aimed at luring international TV buyers meeting in Cannes to buy Showtime's "Weeds" created a bad buzz among French customs agents.

Lionsgate Television took T-shirts and caps adorned with marijuana leaves and the slogan "Weeds -- High on Season 2" to the MIPTV convention to promote the series overseas, the Hollywood Reporter said Tuesday.

As staff began setting up a booth Monday, they found themselves surrounded by customs officials who seized the merchandise, Daily Variety said.

"We sold our series but lost our shirts," Lionsgate President Kevin Beggs told Variety.

"Weeds" stars Mary-Louise Parker as a young widow who sells pot to make ends meet.


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