Below are the available categories and their criteria/description.
This award recognizes our tireless trade associations, who represent and advocate for our industry and its professionals to protect and educate our expanding industry.
Recognizes an innovative product, service or concept that enhances the cannabis industry.
This award is dedicated to the fearless start-up companies that have shown innovation, leadership and 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.
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.
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.
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.
Whether its seed to sale software, inventory tracking or retail management, these top developers are acknowledged.
These labs and testing facilities provide cannabis growers and producers state-of-the-art cannabis analysis and consistent reporting. We recognize their excellence.
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.
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.
Packing supply distributors and equipment manufacturers that provide compliant solutions to the cannabis market.
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. Categories include engineering, automation, virtual design, facility management and construction.
These organizations support our industry stakeholders and researchers, helping to advance medical cannabis through patient treatment education and advocacy, as well educating the public on the various options available to all.
Or industry consultants work with companies to help them increase efficiency, hire top personnel and create strategic planning ensuring their further success.
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.
Encompassing private, public and online educators who drive forward progress providing current and valuable information through their passion for a stronger education.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Top medical cannabis clinic in Canada.
A great store answers your questions and provides top-notch quality. This award celebrates the individual stores that provide exceptional service.
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.
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 for the Cannabis Industry
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.
Before any CBD oil, THC tincture, or cannabis concentrate can be bought, it has to be extracted. These nominated companies represent the cutting-edge equipment suppliers and facilities that remove the coveted cannabis compounds from the plant’s matrix.
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.
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.
The consumer demands consistent product quality and a great trimmer delivers that consistency every time. The voters will choose the “best of the best trimmers” in this category.
Creating the perfect nutrient balance, based on the strain and growing conditions, is an art as well as a science. This award will recognize one of the top companies providing a balanced and effective nutrient.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The demand for ready-made recreational and medicinal smokables is on the rise. This award recognizes quality and consistency in the marketplace.
Canadians are presented with a myriad of accessory options. This award recognizes a top consumer product in the country.
Ease of use, convenience and friendly user interface all contribute to a great app. This category features some the best on offer.
Best recreational and/or medicinal Soft Gel
Best recreational and/or medicinal CBD Oil
Best recreational and/or medicinal THC Oil
Best recreational and/or medicinal Blend
Best recreational and/or medicinal dried flower Sativa
Best recreational and/or medicinal dried flower Indica
Best recreational and/or medicinal dried flower Hybrid