Following the first full year of legalization, over 31,000 consumer votes on lift.co determined the top cannabis flower and oil products of 2019
Innovation of the Year goes to Solei Renew CBN Oil
7ACRES wins Brand of the Year for the second year in a row
Superette sweeps the newly added retail categories winning Top Retail Store—Single Location and Top Budtender, as well as Startup of the Year; Co-founder and CEO Mimi Lam wins Womxn in Weed-Trailblazer
TORONTO, Nov. 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Three weeks following the first anniversary of legalization, Lift & Co. (the “Company”) (TSXV: LIFT) (OTCQB: LFCOF) tonight announced the top cannabis people, brands, organizations and products of 2019 at the sixth annual Canadian Cannabis Awards (“CCAs”) as selected by consumers and industry experts. A total of 32 awards were announced in both consumers’ choice and judged categories at a black-tie gala at the Fairmont Royal York in downtown Toronto, hosted by Big Brother Canada winner and cannabis ambassador Sarah Hanlon.
“The CCAs are the gold-standard for excellence in the industry, and provide award-winners a vital point of differentiation for their investors, partners and consumers going into the next highly competitive, highly regulated, year in Canadian cannabis,”– said Matei Olaru, CEO of Lift & Co
“I’m proud of the trusted platform Lift & Co. provides to elevate and help celebrate Canadian cannabis brands that are building the future of cannabis in Canada—the CCAs are one way we underscore our commitment to providing leading information to the industry each year.”
As the first CCAs edition to recognize a full year of legal recreational cannabis sales, consumers chose the top cannabis flower and oil products of the year with a record-setting 31,000+ votes. Consumers voted between August 23 and October 25 by sharing a product review and/or purchase receipt on Lift.co.
Select top products of the year included:
- Rossignol by Organigram for Top High THC Bottled Oil,
- Argyle Softgels by Tweed for Top Cannabis Capsules,
- Jean Guy by Good Supply for Top Sativa Dominant Preroll,
- Tangerine Dream by San Rafael ’71 for Top Sativa Flower and,
- Ruxton (Sour OG) by Broken Coast Cannabis for Top Hybrid Flower.
The top people, organizations and brands were determined by expert judging panels following a nationwide nomination process that took place between August 23 and September 20.
Highlights of winners in the industry-insider-judged categories include:
- Retailer Superette, which took home awards in the inaugural Top Retail Store—Single Location and Top Budtendercategories, as well as Startup of the Year and Co-founder and CEO Mimi Lam named as this year’s Womxn in Weed—Trailblazer,
- Solei Renew CBN Oil won for Innovation of the Year for their proprietary THC-to-CBN conversion technique that helped launch the first CBN oil on the Canadian market,
- Tweed x TerraCycle won the Top Non-Profit/Charity/Community Initiative for the development of the first national recycling program in the Canadian cannabis industry, and
- 7ACRES resonated with the judging panel with their #RespectThePlant campaign to secure the Brand of the Year award. This is the second year in a row The Supreme Cannabis Company won this award.
These are the brands, people and products to watch in 2020. The full list of winners can be found below.
As the industry gathered to celebrate 2019 and look ahead to another year of growth and maturation, Employer of the Yearwinner TREC Brands—a Toronto cannabis brand house with a commitment to donate 10% of their profits to the community—launched the 10% for Good initiative at the CCAs and called on the industry in attendance to join them to build a positive legacy by focusing on the broader community. Attendees at the event, and now the public, can give to a choice of four Canadian charities as part of the campaign—Dress for Success Toronto, HXOUSE, Evergreen, and Cannabis Amnesty. Donations are open here until the end of the year.
Winner and gala images, b-roll and other assets can be found in this CCAs press kit.
Full List of 2019 Canadian Cannabis Award Winners
The top cannabis products—dried flower, oil, capsules, sprays and pre-rolls—are determined by Canadian consumers. Votes were submitted via consumer cannabis reviews and uploaded purchase receipts to Lift.co between August 23 to October 25, 2019. Winners were determined by an algorithm that weighs the volume of submitted reviews and receipts against the overall product rating.
Top Indica Flower
Pink Kush by San Rafael ’71
Top Sativa Flower
Tangerine Dream by San Rafael ’71
Top Hybrid Flower
Ruxton (Sour OG) by Broken Coast Cannabis
Top High CBD Bottled Oil
CBD 25:1 Oil by Aphria
Top High THC Bottled Oil
Rossignol by Organigram
Top Balanced Bottled Oil
Midnight Oil by MedReleaf
Top Cannabis Spray *NEW*
Sativa Oral Spray by Aurora Cannabis
Top Cannabis Capsules *NEW*
Argyle Softgels by Tweed
Top Pre-roll *NEW*
Top Sativa Dominant Preroll
Jean Guy Preroll by Good Supply
Top Indica Dominant Preroll
Subway Scientist Preroll by RIFF
Top Hybrid Preroll
Sense Preroll by Solei
Nominees in categories for people, organizations, retail, cultivation, and accessories were collected via nomination submission to CanadianCannabisAwards.com between August 23 and September 20, 2019. Expert judging panels deliberated on the top nominees between September 20 and October 25, 2019. The top accessories of the year were determined by a first-ever budtender judging panel.
Organizations & People:
Entrepreneur of the Year *NEW*
Pat McCutcheon, CEO & Chairman of the Board & Keith Strachan, President & Director, MediPharm Labs
Startup of the Year
Womxn in Weed – Trailblazer
Mimi Lam, CEO & Co-Founder, Superette
Innovation of the Year
Solei Renew CBN Oil by Aphria
Top Non-Profit/Charity/Community Initiative
Tweed x TerraCycle national cannabis recycling program
Brand of the Year
7ACRES – The Supreme Cannabis Company
Employer of the Year
PAX 3, PAX Labs
Top Rolling Papers & Cones
Konehedz Pre-Rolled Cones by Konehedz
Scorpion by Wolf Grinders
Top Home Growing Kit
Grobo Premium Grow Box by Grobo Premium
Top Retail Store—Single Location *NEW*
Superette, 1306 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ontario
Top Budtender *NEW*
Ellen McKay from Superette, Ottawa, Ontario
Top Testing Lab
Twister Trimmer by Keirton
Top Extraction Company
Top Nutrients Company
Top Lighting Company
Top Master Grower *NEW*
Kevin Anderson, Head Grower, Broken Coast Cannabis
LIFT & CO. SPECIAL AWARDS
These award winners are selected by Lift & Co. staff to recognize contributors who positively impact the quality of the website’s information and who help other consumers find the best products.
Top Lift & Co. Reviewer
Shane Sparks, @VapeTheBud
Top Lift & Co. Budtender Reviewer *NEW*
Sean O’Reilly, HighlyBearded
Thank you to our CCA Gala Partners: Aurora, CanMar Recruitment, the Cronos Group, Flowr, Integra, MNP, ND Supplies, Organigram, Quality Green, and Valens
About Lift & Co.
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