Dealing was never hard, until they made it legal

Canadian Strain

Directed by Geordie Sabbagh

79 mins | 2019 | World Premiere When cannabis becomes legal in Canada, boutique weed dealer Anne Banting is swiftly run out of business by the biggest gangsters in town – the government.

Canadian Strain

STARRING Jess Salguerio, Colin Mochrie, Natalie Brown, Andrew Curr, Ashleigh Rains


When Canada legalizes cannabis, a woman who runs a weed boutique is swiftly forced out of business by the biggest gangsters in town: the government.

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Canadian Strain is a 2019 Canadian comedy film, directed by Geordie Sabbagh. The film stars Jess Salgueiro as Anne Banting, a drug dealer whose livelihood is disrupted by the 2018 legalization of cannabis in Canada.

The film’s cast also includes Thom Allison, Benjamin Ayres, Natalie Brown, Colin Mochrie, Ashleigh Rains, Naomi Snieckus and Maria Vacratsis.

Production on the film commenced in August 2018.

The film premiered at the Whistler Film Festival on December 7, 2019. It was slated to premiere commercially on March 20, 2020, but following the closure of public venues due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the producers shifted to online distribution, releasing the film on the Apple TV platform on March 17.

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