Your dose of cannabis news for the week of October 5th, 2020

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Andy Samberg, Craig Robinson, and Common have signed up to star in a new comedy about a cannabis strain that gives those who smoke it superpowers.

The superhero movie, Super High, which will be written by Adam Mansbach, known for his NYT bestseller Go the F*ck to Sleep and Barry, has been purchased by New Line and is based on a story Mansbach created with Shamier Anderson.

A Canadian software company, StrainBrain, has just unveiled a new virtual AI budtender, that will offer recommendations for customers based on their desired effect, flavour, and potency choices.

Ottawa-based Stash & Co is the first retailer in Canada to use the new software.

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has given $500,000 USD towards an Oregon drug decriminalization intiative.

The contribution will help convince voters to support Measure 100, which would decriminalize personal possession of a controlled substance. It moves to reframe drug misuse as a health issue, rather than a criminal one.

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UFC fighter Elias Theodorou is set to make history in his upcoming fight by being the first MMA fighter to receive a therapeutic use exemption for medical cannabis in competition.

The exemption was granted back in February and will set precedent for others in BC who can apply for the same TUE where medically appropriate.

Shoppers Drug Mart’s online medical cannabis portal is increasing their offering of smokeless cannabis options over the next few months.

Edmonton-based Atlas Growers Ltd. has just finalized a deal with Shoppers to offer more products aimed at taking all aspects of health into consideration, including transdermal patches, gels, tinctures, and capsules.