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Cannabis-Tuned AI Chatbot Canna-GPT Launches On 4/20

Barky AI and Highten Sifter team up on a natural-language chatbot to make cannabis education more accessible.




Just in time for 4/20, there’s a new cannabis chatbot on the scene. PHOTO COURTESY OF BARKY AI

Barky AI and Highten Sifter last week announced the launch of Canna-GPT, billing it as “the world’s first cannabis AI.” Canna-GPT is a natural-language chatbot interface that makes cannabis education more accessible, according to the partners.

The new app lets users type in cannabis-focused questions to get the Web’s best answers to those queries, quickly and efficiently.

Barky AI is a Blue Springs, MO-based developer of user-centric, immersive learning software. Frankfort, IL-based Highten Sifter makes dry sift extraction equipment for the cannabis industry.

Users can type Cannabis focused questions into the app to get the web’s best answers quickly and efficiently.

Barky AI founder and CEO Chris Barkhurst and Highten CEO Chad Johnson said they hoped to “democratize cannabis education on a global scale,” making it accessible for “the many, not the few.”

“The launch of Canna-GPT represents our ultimate vision of making cannabis education a shared experience for all. By seamlessly connecting AI and cannabis, we’re equipping individuals to navigate this enthralling realm with ease and self-assurance,” Barkhurst said.


Canna-GPT has a “user-friendly design and intuitive capabilities,” according to Barkhurst. Users can engage in informative queries, from asking questions and collecting information about topics from THC and terpenes to cultivation and consumption, he said, adding that one goal was to help cannabis shoppers to choose products based on qualities beyond just THC percentage.

Canna-GPT, which went live on April 20, is being made available for a limited time. To experience the chatbot first-hand, visit

Thaddeus Flint is the Managing Editor of Global Cannabis Times. He previously worked as a journalist, investigator, and luxury boutique owner. Having lived in NYC, France and Switzerland, he now resides in an off-grid A-frame on a mountain in upstate New York.



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