Awards Categories | O'Cannabiz Industry Awards Gala

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Voting Categories

Below are the available categories and their criteria/description.

1. Best in Cannabis Industry (17 total awards)
Vote for the best in the industry. Nominations in the category is done by industry professionals and reviewed by a committee. Judging is done online by cannabis industry voters.
Best Industry Organization of the Year

Best Canna Innovation

Recognizes an innovative product, service or concept that enhances the cannabis industry.

National Start-Up of the Year

This award is dedicated to the fearless start-up companies that have shown innovation, leadership and contributes greatly to our Canadian Cannabis landscape.

Best News Source

Open to print, digital, and online companies that provide us with the best possible Cannabis news and information pertaining to our industry in Canada.

Best Marketing Campaign

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

The Cannabis industry has taken green initiatives to heart as a core value. This award recognizes a company or organization that has embraced green initiatives.

Brand of the Year

Like any other service or product, branding is a large part of Cannabis customer outreach. These nominees have captured the essence of brand management and recognition. The award will recognize innovation and execution of powerful branding strategies.

Licensed Producer of the Year

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 our business.

Best Software

Whether its seed to sale software, inventory tracking or retail management, these top developers are acknowledged.

Best Lab Testing Facility

These labs and testing facilities provide cannabis growers and producers state-of-the-art cannabis analysis and consistent reporting. We recognize their excellence.

Best Cannabis Cultivation Product

This award covers the wide variety of products that contribute to the efficiency and quality for Cannabis growers and producers. Nominees can include but are not limited to: Trimmers, Extraction Equipment, Nutrients Companies, Lighting etc.

Best Security Service

This award recognizes the companies that keep an incredibly valuable products and properties safe and monitored with some of the best state of the art equipment available.

Best Packaging Supplies and Equipment

Packing supply distributors and equipment manufacturers that provide compliant solutions to the cannabis market.

Best PR/Agency

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.

Best Engineering Firm

Using their in-depth skill sets engineers solve problems. Categories include engineering, automation, virtual design, facility management and construction.

Best Non Profit, Charity or Community Initiative

Best Cannabis Consultant or Business Consultant

2. Best Cannabis People (4 total awards)
Nominations in the category is done by industry professionals and reviewed by a committee. Judging is done online by cannabis industry voters.
Cannabis Person of the Year

Honouring an individual’s exemplary service and dedication to our ever-changing industry, this person makes a difference and stands above the crowd, bringing strength and leadership to a burgeoning industry.

Outstanding Educator of the Year

Encompassing private, public and online educators who drive forward progress providing current and valuable information through their passion for a stronger education.

Social Media Influencer of the Year

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.

Attorney of the Year

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.

3. Retail (7 total awards)

Best Customer Service

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.

Best Clinic

Top medical cannabis clinic in Canada.

Best Top Retail Store (Single Location)

Best Retail Chain

Best Budtender

Best POS/CRM Software

Top retail Point of Sale and CRM software for the Cannabis Industry

Best Packaging

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.

4. Cultivation (6 total awards)

Best Extraction Equipment or Facility

Best Lighting Company

Best Cultivator

As public demand for various strains evolves, our cultivators are responsible staying ahead of the curve with high quality products for our medicinal and recreational users.

Best Trimmer

Best Nutrients Company

Best Home Grow Box

5. Cannabis 2.0 (4 total awards)

Best Edible Product

Best Infused Beverages

Best Topicals

Best Capsules, Tinctures, Concentrates

6. People’s Choice (12 total awards)
Nominations in the category is done by industry professionals and reviewed by a committee. Judging is done online by recreational and medicinal users and consumers.
Cannabis Product of the Year

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.

Best Vaporizer

Vaping is proving to be a top choice for consumers and this award honours the best of the best of these products.

Best Pre-Rolls

The demand for ready-made recreational and medicinal smokables is on the rise. This award recognizes quality and consistency in the marketplace.

Best Accessory

Canadians are presented with a myriad of accessory options. This award recognizes a top consumer product in the country.

Best App

Ease of use, convenience and friendly user interface all contribute to a great app. This category features some the best on offer.

Best Soft Gel

Best recreational and/or medicinal Soft Gel

Best CBD Oil

Best recreational and/or medicinal CBD Oil

Best THC Oil

Best recreational and/or medicinal THC Oil

Best Blend Oil

Best recreational and/or medicinal Blend

Dried Flower - Best Sativa

Best recreational and/or medicinal dried flower Sativa

Dried Flower - Best Indica

Best recreational and/or medicinal dried flower Indica

Dried Flower - Best Hybrid

Best recreational and/or medicinal dried flower Hybrid