World News: 02:45 GMT Saturday 9th November 2019. [Lift & Co. Corp. via Globe Newswire via SPi World News]
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:
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:
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, winner TREC Brands—a Toronto cannabis brand house with a commitment to donate 10% of their profits to the community—launched the 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 until the end of the year.
Winner and gala images, b-roll and other assets can be found in this CCAs press .
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
Top Sativa Flower
Top Hybrid Flower
Top High CBD Bottled Oil
Top High THC Bottled Oil
Top Balanced Bottled Oil
Top Cannabis Spray *NEW*
Top Cannabis Capsules *NEW*
Top Sativa Dominant Preroll
Top Indica Dominant Preroll
Top Hybrid Preroll
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.
Entrepreneur of the Year *NEW*
Startup of the Year
Womxn in Weed – Trailblazer
Innovation of the Year
Top Non-Profit/Charity/Community Initiative
Brand of the Year
Employer of the Year
Top Rolling Papers & Cones
Top Home Growing Kit
Top Retail Store—Single Location *NEW*
Top Budtender *NEW*
Top Testing Lab
Top Extraction Company
Top Nutrients Company
Top Lighting Company
Top Master Grower *NEW*
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. ReviewerShane 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
SOURCE: Lift & Co. Corp.
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Globe Newswire: 02:45 GMT Saturday 9th November 2019
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