The Cannabist Awards | Past Award Winners
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Past Award Winners

The Cannabist Awards launched in 2015 to celebrate the leaders in Colorado’s first-of-its-kind marijuana industry. In 2016, The Cannabist Awards expanded their scope to celebrate the change-makers in the worldwide cannabis industry — from Canada to Uruguay, California to New York. Below are the businesses and agencies that took home Cannabist Awards in 2015 and 2016.

2016 CANNABIST AWARD WINNERS

 

PERSON OF THE YEAR: 

Gavin Newsom

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

EXTRACTION:

Evolab

 

START-UP:

Grownetics

 

INCUBATOR:

Canopy Boulder

 

VAPORIZOR:

Pax Era

 

APP:

Leafly

 

LIGHTING:

Heliospectra LED

 

IRRIGATION:

Smart Bee Controllers

 

NUTRIENTS:

General Organics GO Box

 

HEMP

 

CBD:

Bluebird Botanicals

 

PRODUCTS:

Dr. Bronner’s

 

LIFESTYLE:

Hemp History Week

 

EVENTS

 

BUSINESS:

NCIA Cannabis Business Summit

 

CONSUMER:

420 Games

 

MEDICAL:

United Patients Group

 

MEDICAL ADVACEMENTS

 

RESEARCH BREAKTHROUGHS:

Medical Marijuana Laws Reduce Prescription Medication Use In Medicare Part D, by Ashley C. Bradford and W. David Bradford, published in Health Affairs

 

RESEARCHER:

Lester Grinspoon

 

PRODUCTS:

Mary’s Medicinals

 

PETS:

Treatibles

 

SUSTAINABILITY

RECYCLING:

Sun Grown Packaging

 

RESPONSIBLE PEST MANAGEMENT:

OG Analytical

 

PACKAGING:

Restalk

 

EDUCATION

INDUSTRY:

The Trichome Institute

 

PUBLIC:

Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post

 

CONSUMPTION:

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Good to Know campaign

 

ACADEMIC:

Oaksterdam University

 

AUTHOR:

David Cassarett, Stoned: A Doctor’s Case for Medicinal Marijuana

 

MARKETING

 

CORPORATE CULTURE:

O.pen Vape

 

AGENCIES:

Rosen Group PR

 

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE:

The Novel Tree

 

RETAIL BRANDING:

Harborside Medical Clinic

 

RETAIL PACKAGING:

Stillwater

 

COMMUNITY

 

PHILANTHROPY:

Bloom Farms

 

VOLUNTEERISM:

Bloom Farms

 

INNOVATION:

Denver Relief Consulting

 

ACTIVISM:

Marijuana Policy Project

 

PROTECTION:

ACLU

 

420-FRIENDLY

 

SECURITY:

Blue Line Protection Group

 

LEGAL:

Vicente Sederberg

 

FINANCE/TAX:

New Era CPAs

 

LAWMAKER:

Earl Bluemenauer

 


2015 CANNABIST AWARDS WINNERS

 

BRANDING & MARKETING:

O.penVAPE

 

BREAKTHROUGH PRODUCT:

iBake

 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

Denver Relief

 

CUSTOMER SERVICE:

The Farm

 

ECO-FRIENDLY:

The Growing Kitchen

 

HEMP FORWARD:

Colorado Hemp Company

 

INNOVATION:

SURNA

 

MEDICAL ADVANCEMENT:

Mary’s Medicinals

 

PUBLIC EDUCATION:

“Good to Know Campaign” by the Colorado Department of Health and Environment

 

TECHNOLOGY: 

Tradiv