Commercials Break For Saturday Night Live

Last year, Saturday Night Live Executive Producer Lorne Michaels approached NBCUniversal’s ad-sales staff requesting they cut down some commercial time so viewers can watch it as a linear event show. In exchange for losing three minutes of commercials, Michaels and Saturday Night Live agreed to work with advertisers. Their first collaboration is with Verizon. “Weekend Update” anchor Colin Jost wrote the ad featuring cast member Kenan Thompson which Michaels describes, “It was not our goal to do something they would not like, but it had to be funny, or at least in the same tone of what we do.” Apple also struck a deal with the late-night show to create commercial content to appear in a few weeks.

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As medical marijuana continues to gain ground across the US, more and more colleges are adding cannabis to their curriculum. In fact, more than half of America's pharmaceutical schools (62 percent) now teach students about medical marijuana according to a new survey conducted by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh's School of Pharmacy. "With more states legalizing medical marijuana, student pharmacists must be prepared to effectively care for their patients who may use medical marijuana alone or in combination with prescription or over-the-counter medications," the study's authors wrote.