The Cannabist Awards | 2016 Cannabist Awards Finalists & Winners
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2016 Cannabist Awards Finalists & Winners

This year, we received thousands of nominations. It was very difficult to determine which names belonged in the list of Finalists, but we are very confident that these are the right ones. If you feel your company, brand or organization should have been included, make sure you get nominated next year!

 

Our judging panel evaluated them all and determined the winners for each category. Winners are denoted below. To learn more about the judging process, click the link in the navigation menu.

 


 

2016 Cannabist Person of the Year

Presented by Papa & Barkley
• Hillary Clinton
• Steve DeAngelo
• Jim McAlpine
• Eugene Monroe
• Whoopi Goldberg
• Debby Goldsberry
• Matthew Huron
• Gavin Newsom – Winner
• Sue Sisley
• Montel Williams


Technology

Presented by DaVinci Vaporizers
Technology // Extraction

• Eden Labs
• EmoTek Labs
• Evolab – Winner
• Infinity Supercritical
• Precision Extraction Solutions

Technology // Start-up
• BDS Analytics
• Grownetics – Winner
• MyDX
• New Frontier Data
• Tokken

Technology // Incubator
• Canopy Boulder – Winner
• Canopy San Diego
• Gateway – Oakland
• Greenhouse Ventures
• Texas Cannabis Industry Association Incubator

Technology // Vaporizer
• Davinci iQ
• Evoxe Labs
• Firefly 2
• Pax Era – Winner

• Puffco Plus

Technology // App
• EazeMD
• Leafly – Winner
• MassRoots
• Pax APP

• Weedmaps

Technology // Lighting
Black Dog LED
• Fleurish Farms / Solatube
Heliospectra LED – Winner
• iGrow Induction Lighting
• Spectrum King LED

Technology // Irrigation
• AEssence
• CannaPro
• Envirotech Cultivation
• Smart Bee Controllers – Winner
• Urban-Gro

Technology // Nutrients
• Biobizz
• Canna
• General Organics GO Box – Winner
• Mammoth Microbials
• Remo’s Nutrients


Hemp

Presented by Source Colorado
Hemp// CBD

• Bluebird Botanicals – Winner
• CBDRx
• CW Hemp
• HempGenix
• HempMeds

Hemp// Products
• Denali Hemp Company
• Dr Bronner’s – Winner
• Hempz
• Nutiva
• Raw Rolling Papers

Hemp// Lifestyle
• Colorado Hemp Company
• Grass Roots California
• Hemp History Week – Winner
• Nature’s Root

• Superego Clothiers


Events

Presented by O.penVAPE
Events// Business

• International Cannabis Business Conference
• Marijuana Business Conference & Expo
• NCIA Cannabis Business Summit – Winner
• New West Summit
• Women Grow Leadership Summit

Events// Consumer
• 420 Games – Winner
• Emerald Cup
• The High Times Cannabis Cup
• Mason Jar Events Group Seasonal Pairing Dinners
• Seattle Hemp Fest

Events// Medical
• Cannabis Outreach and Education Network
• Cannabis Science Conference
• CannMed
• Marijuana for Medical Professionals
• United Patients Group – Winner


Medical Advancements

Presented by Leafbuyer
Medical Advancements // Research Breakthrough

• Associations Between Cannabis Use and Physical Health Problems in Early Midlife, by Madeline H. Meier, Avshalom     Caspi, Magdalena Cerdá, published in JAMA Psychiatry
• Ending the U.S. government’s war on medical marijuana research, by John Hudak and Grace Wallack, published by the Center for Effective Public Management at Brookings
Evolution of the United States, Marijuana Market in the Decade of Liberalization Before Full Legalization, by Steven S. Davenport andf Jonathan P. Caulkins, published in Journal of Drug Issues
• Medical Marijuana Laws Reduce Prescription Medication Use In Medicare Part D, by Ashley C. Bradford and W. David Bradford, published in Health Affairs – Winner
• The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), by the CDC and SAMHSA

Medical Advancements // Researcher
• Marcel Bonn-Miller
• Lester Grinspoon – Winner
• RAND Drug Policy Research Center
• Ethan Russo
• Sue Sisley

Medical Advancements // Products
• Hello MD
• Mary’s Medicinals – Winner
• Moxie Meds
• WanaCapsXR
• Whoopi & Maya

Medical Advancements // Pets
• Canna-Pet
• Therabis
• Treatibles – Winner
• Treatwell
• VetCBD


Sustainability

Presented by Wana Brands
Sustainability // Recycling

• Elevate Packaging
• Higher Standard Packaging
• Industrial Hemp Recycling
• Restalk
• Sun Grown Packaging – Winner

Sustainability // Responsible Pest Management
• Cannabis Clean
• City of Denver’s Department of Environmental Health (city agency behind first cannabis recalls in Colorado)
• Gobi Analytical
• OG Analytical – Winner
• Origins

Sustainability // Packaging
• Ecobliss
• Elevate Packaging
• Higher Standard Packaging
• Restalk – Winner
• Sun Grown Packaging


Education

Presented by New Frontier Data
Education // Industry

• Cannabis Trainers
• Clover Leaf University
• Handle Alaska
• iComply
• The Trichome Institute – Winner

Education // Public
• Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post – Winner
• Ed Rosenthal
• Jorge Cervantes
• Leafly
• Susan Squibb, Cannabis Maven

Education // Consumption
• Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Good to Know campaign – Winner
• Good Chemistry, S.T.A.T.S. Guide to High Quality Cannabis
• Marijuana Policy Project, Consume Responsibly campaign
• Oregon Responsible Edibles Council, Try 5 campaign
• University of Washington’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, Learn About Marijuana website

Education // Academic
• Cannabis Training University
• Holistic Cannabis Academy
• Industrial Hemp Research Foundation
• Oaksterdam University – Winner
• The Trichome Institute

Education // Author
• Bruce Barcott, Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America
• David Bienenstock, How to Smoke Pot (Properly)
• David Cassarett, Stoned: A Doctor’s Case for Medicinal Marijuana – Winner
• John Hudak, Marijuana: A Short History
• Jesse Ventura, Jesse Ventura’s Marijuana Manifesto


Marketing

Presented by Tokken
Marketing // Corporate Culture

• Lucky Edibles
• New England Treatment Access
• New Frontier Data
• O.pen Vape – Winner
Wana Brands

Marketing // Agencies
• Cannabrand
• Grit Advertising and Design
• HiLife Creative
• KindTyme
• Rosen Group PR – Winner

Marketing // Customer Experience
• Colorado Cannabis Tours
• Farma PDX
Infinite Wellness Center
The Novel Tree – Winner
• Starbuds

Marketing // Retail Branding
• Aura Health Studio + Dispensary
• Good Chemistry Aurora
• Harborside Medical Clinic – Winner
• Native Roots
• Starbuds

Marketing // Retail Packaging
• Bloom Farms
• Defonce’ Chocolatiers
• Stillwater – Winner
• Willie’s Reserve
• Zoots


Community

Presented by Emerald Fields
Community // Philanthropy

• Bloom Farms – Winner
• The Clinic Cares
• Faragosi Farms
• Good Chemistry
• LivWell Cares

Community // Volunteerism
• Bloom Farms – Winner
• Jordan Dietrich
• Green Team
• KindColorado Foundation
• LivWell Cares

Community // Innovation
• Bloom Farms
• Denver Relief Consulting – Winner
• GenCanna i Kentucky
• Good Chemistry, Compassion Program
• KindColorado Foundation

Community // Activism
• Drug Policy Alliance
• Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
• Marijuana Policy Project – Winner
• NCIA
• NORML

Community // Protection
• ACLU – Winner
• Americans for Safe Access’ Patients’ Rights Project
• Hoban Law Group

• The Institute for Justice
• NORML Legal Committee


420-Friendly

Presented by Good Chemistry
420-Friendly // Security

• Blue Line Protection Group – Winner
• Cannabis Protective Intelligence Network System
• CannaGuard Security
• Helix TCS
• Iron Protection Group

420-Friendly // Legal
• Hoban Law Group
• McAllister Law
• Michael C. Minardi, Esq.
• Nothwest Marijuana Law
• Vicente Sederberg – Winner

420-Friendly // Finance/Tax
• Cannabis Capital Advisors
• LivConsulting
• New Era CPAs – Winner
• Seinergy LLC
• Thorburn Walker LLC

420-Friendly // Lawmaker
• Earl Bluemenauer – Winner
• Cory Booker
• Kirsten Gillibrand
• Jared Polis
• Dana Rohrbacher