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About Us

The 2016 Cannabist Awards


Who We Are

The Cannabist is legal marijuana’s top online news source and a division of The Denver Post. Documented in the critically acclaimed documentary film “Rolling Papers,” The Cannabist’s staff — including marijuana editor and founder Ricardo Baca — has been covering #AllThingsWeed since 2013.


The Background

The Cannabist Awards, presented by Strategic Pharma, Inc., will celebrate world leaders in the modern marijuana space — the best in technology, sustainability, hemp, education, medical advancement, events, philanthropy and more.


The Awards Process

Nominations for businesses, products and individuals are gathered from the community and voted on by a panel of judges who will choose a winner in the 40-plus categories. Nominations must be submitted online here before noon Mountain time on Oct. 24, 2016. Winners will be announced at the The Second-Annual Cannabist Awards bash in Las Vegas on Nov. 16, 2016 during the Marijuana Business Conference & Expo.


The Second Annual Cannabist Awards Party presented by Strategic Pharma, Inc.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Las Vegas, Nevada – Chateau Nightclub at Paris Las Vegas
During the MJBizCon 
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.


Sponsor an Award

Is your business interested in sponsoring one of these award categories — and presenting it live at the Las Vegas event in front of 300-plus industry contacts? Align your brand with The Cannabist and support this growing industry’s most influential leaders. Contact Cannabist GM Brad Bogus at, 303-954-1711 (office) or 512-905-9911 (work) to learn more.