Below are the available categories and their criteria/description.
Innovation has and will continue to drive our sector forward. This award recognizes a game changing service or concept that enhances the Cannabis Industry as a whole.
This award is dedicated to the fearless start-up companies that have shown innovation and leadership which contributes greatly to our Canadian Cannabis landscape.
Open to print, digital, and online companies that provide us with the best possible Cannabis news and information pertaining to our industry in Canada.
In this world of restricted marketing opportunities, these Cannabis related companies have managed to get their message heard above the crowd across all forms of media.
Green Deed(s) Award
Like any other service or product, branding is a large part of Cannabis Industry outreach. These nominees have captured the essence of brand management and recognition. The award will recognize innovation and execution of powerful branding strategies.
The LP’s are at the core of our entire industry and it will be our industry itself that will decide who exemplifies top service, top quality products and makes a true contribution to the future.
Whether its seed to sale software, accounting and Cannabis business management, these top developers are acknowledged for their leading business software solutions.
Compliance is, and always will be, of paramount performance. These labs and testing facilities provide cannabis growers and producers state-of-the-art analysis and consistent reporting. We recognize their excellence.
This award recognizes the companies that keep our incredibly valuable products and properties safe and monitored with some of the best state of the art equipment and experts available.
These labs and testing facilities provide cannabis growers and producers state-of-the-art cannabis analysis and consistent reporting. We recognize their excellence with the top spot going to the company voted best in class.
In a market where “supply chain” is of the essence, packaging supply manufacturing and distributors provide compliant solutions to the cannabis market. The award recognizes their dedication to keeping the pipeline from grower to consumer flowing.
Cost, compliance and design are the cornerstone of packaging equipment. This award will go to the company that meets and exceeds the needs for both the consumer and the supplier.
Creating brand awareness and communicating to our clients are two key pieces to marketplace success. This award recognizes the creative minds that help put our companies on the industry map.
Using their in-depth skill sets, engineers solve problems and increase production while lowering costs. Categories include engineering, automation, facility or greenhouse design, facility management and construction.
Industry services and consultants work with companies to help them increase efficiency. They help the industry to hire top personnel, create strategic planning advice and regulatory compliance, financial advice, funding and furthering success in an ever growing market.
Honouring an individual’s exemplary service and dedication to our ever-changing industry, this person makes a true global difference and stands well above the crowd, bringing their strength and leadership to our vital and changing industry.
Encompassing private, public and online educators who drive forward progress providing current and valuable information through their passion for a stronger education.
The legalization of cannabis (and future expansion into the psychedelic space) in Canada has positioned our country to be leaders in establishing transparent and cutting-edge research to fully understand the cannabis plant as well as furthering our research into its recreational and potential medicinal uses. This award will recognize the scientific researcher or facility that continues to drive our understanding of cannabis forward.
With all the attention on the recreational stream, the Medical Cannabis Industry is still thriving and providing patients with targeted treatments and care. This award celebrates these “Patient Educators” who act as advocates for patient health and develop comprehensive medical cannabis plans, while also acting as the liaison between the patient and the medical cannabis producers.
As an industry that was born into the era of social media, the winner of this award will have utilized all the tools at their disposal to inform, entertain and reach a larger public.
Canadian Lawyers require an in-depth knowledge of a complex set of regulations that are constantly changing. This award goes to the attorney that shows exceptional detail and diligence in their practice within the Cannabis industry.
This award goes to a person who made a significant impact in terms of influencing government policies or regulations, or the normalization of attitudes of the general public/media have about the plant.
The consumer demands not only quality products but the ability to give feedback and ask questions. Friendly, informed customer service teams create brand loyalty and preserves the LP’s reputation.
Our medical cannabis clinics enrich and improving the quality of life for all patients through the use of medical cannabis. They continually educate patients, physicians and the general public about the effective use of medical cannabis. By doing so, they spread awareness of cannabis as a beneficial treatment option.
A great store answers your questions and provides top-notch quality. This award celebrates the individual stores that provide exceptional service and a comfortable, enjoyable space for the consumer.
Customers these days don’t buy products but experiences. The store must provide an unforgettable one from the outside in. This award will recognize the best exterior design that supports your brand story.
As we expand our engagement with an ever-growing customer base, providing experiential excellence across multiple outlets ensures success and long-term customer loyalty to their brand.
Interior Design Award aims to honour all types of interiors particularly innovative designs to get new products in front of shoppers and keep your retail design aesthetically engaging,
Budtenders are the new Sommelier’s for the future. A great budtender understands the needs of their customers and matches them through a deep knowledge of the products available, ensuring the best experience possible for the buyer. This award celebrates their “front line” expertise and commitment.
Top retail Point of Sale and CRM software designed for the Cannabis Industry. When dealing with a valuable and highly regulated product such as cannabis a great POS/CRM software program can streamline a company’s productivity, while keeping an eye on stocking and the bottom line.
You know you have a great product, its well branded and is available to the end user…the last hurdle is your packaging. Identifiable, well made, branded and gives pertinent information all in a small well-designed form. This award recognizes the best of packaging for both medicinal and recreational products.
When spending your hard-earned dollars on extraction equipment and supplies, in addition to cost factors such as sustainability, ease of use, quality, service quality and upkeep are the cornerstones to profitable extraction. These companies not only sell the equipment or supplies but consult with the buyer to ensure that they get the finest equipment suited to their specific needs.
Before any CBD oil, THC tincture, or cannabis concentrate can be bought, it has to be extracted. These nominated companies represent the cutting-edge facilities that remove the coveted cannabis compounds from the plant’s matrix to be used in vapes, beverages, edibles or topicals.
Lighting your greenhouse is a tricky business. Long life, durability and small power consumption, can make all the difference to cost vs. crop output. This award recognizes the best lighting product used and voted on by the cannabis industry.
The consumer demands consistent product quality and a great trimmer delivers that consistency every time. The voters will choose the “best of the best” in this category.
A growing medium is where your cannabis plants develop their root system, and have consistent access to fresh water, oxygen, and the proper nutrients in proper levels This award will recognize one of the top companies providing a balanced and effective Medium.
Since legalization, interest in seedbanks has continued to increase. These top seedbanks give the buyer a trusted product, top strain selection, shipping and germination guarantees and customer service.
Hydroponics refers to growing your cannabis without soil with the roots sitting directly in water. In general, hydroponics is often considered “better” because it uses less water resulting in lower cost and environmental impact. This award will recognize the best in class.
Growing at home has become a real and “growing” option. However, ensuring that your home-grown is of high yield and quality you need the right tools. The winner of this award will have created a top-quality package to help the home grower achieve success.
This award covers the wide variety of products that contribute to the efficiency and quality for Cannabis growers and producers.
Over the years, the goals of the cannabis cultivator have remained the same…grow great plants..repeatedly. Understanding the interplay of temperature, humidity, and airflow is difficult enough. Throw in designing a space to account for all three variables, while keeping it agile enough to handle the plant’s growth cycles, adds a whole other level of complication. The nominated companies help growers find the best solution to their very specific HVAC needs.
Water is the number one crop input, so the best quality water contributes to the best plant health. That's where water quality meets the bottom line of any growing business. Water quality has to begin at the source and go all the way through the irrigation system to the plant's root system. Nominees in this category represent the best in our sector.
A clean and pest free growing environment is not only a way to maximize yield but involves ensuring that any products used adhere to 100% Government compliance. This award will recognize the company that consistently provides top solutions for our growers.
In a world where new Cannabis products are hitting the shelves constantly this award will go to the most impactful product released in the last year.
Vaping is proving to be a top choice for consumers and this award honours the best of the best of these products.
Canadians are presented with a myriad of accessory options. This award recognizes a top consumer product in the country.
The demand for loose flower is still popular, but ready-made recreational and medicinal smokables is on the rise. This award recognizes quality and consistency in the marketplace. Best Dried Flower or Pre-Rolls
The “no smoke” revolution will enjoy huge market growth in the coming years. This award recognizes the products that are at the forefront of the edible market.
Our industry is on the cusp on changing how we enjoy our favourite “bevvy”. We are about to see a new landscape of options. This award celebrates the forward-thinking companies and products that will soon be available to the marketplace.
A great store answers your questions and provides top-notch quality. This award celebrates your favourite stores that provide exceptional service and a comfortable, enjoyable space.
Cannabis-infused topicals, creams, lotions, salves, are exciting options for Canadians interested in cannabis’s therapeutic potential. This category will nominate some of these groundbreaking products.
These nominated products offer truly unique benefits, including precise dosing and refined flavors, while maintaining a focus on the ingredients in cannabis that matter most.