55 finalists announced for inaugural MJBizDaily Awards honoring cannabis companies, executives

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MJBizDaily Awards, 55 finalists announced for inaugural MJBizDaily Awards honoring cannabis companies, executives

Cultivator of the Year. Regional Game Changer. Community Impact.

These are just some of the categories for which the editorial team of Marijuana Business Daily vetted more than 670 entries for the inaugural MJBizDaily Awards.

With the list of nominees having been culled to 55 finalists, a panel of cannabis industry professionals is hard at work helping to pick the winners.

A single winner for each category will be announced at the gala awards ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 12, at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas as part of MJBizCon Week.

“We’ve wanted to host an awards event for many years,” said Chris Walsh, president and founding editor of Marijuana Business Daily.

“We’re now at a place where we can put the effort needed into creating a pre-eminent, credible B2B awards program that recognizes leading companies and executives.”

To be considered, companies were required to submit revenue figures for the past four years, profit and loss information as well as number of employees and locations.

“We aim to bring the credibility and trust Marijuana Business Daily has built up over the past eight years to an awards program,” Walsh said.

Tickets to the awards reception are available for attendees of MJBizCon, the largest event for cannabis professionals in North America.

MJBizDaily expects 35,000 attendees, with preconference events that include the Investor Intelligence Conference, Hemp Industry Daily Forum, Science Symposium and the inaugural Associations Day.

For more information about registration, preconference programs, the awards ceremony and more, click here.

Following is a complete list of MJBizDaily Awards finalists:

U.S. Market Leader Award: Retail

Bloom Medicinals

Native Roots Cannabis Co.

One Cannabis Group

Planet 13

The Apothecarium (subsidiary of TerrAscend Corp.)

U.S. Market Leader Award: Infused Products

Coda Signature

Dixie Brands

Plus Products

Sweet Grass Kitchen

Wana Brands

U.S. Market Leader Award: Cultivation

Columbia Care

Cresco Labs

East Fork Cultivars

EcoGen Laboratories

Regional Game Changer Award: U.S. Region

Acreage Holdings

Cresco Labs

Green Thumb Industries


LivWell Enlightened Health

Regional Game Changer Award: LatAm Region

Khiron Life Sciences



Regional Game Changer Award: Europe, Middle East, Africa, Oceania Region (EMEAO)

Rua Bioscience

Little Green Pharma

Cansativa GmbH

Bedrocan International

Regional Game Changer Award: Canada Region

Cronos Group

Fire & Flower

MediPharm Labs

Valens GroWorks

Industry Impact Award

Charlie Bachtell, CEO, Cresco Labs

Julie Berliner, CEO, Sweet Grass Kitchen

AC Braddock, CEO, Eden Labs

Troy Dayton, CEO, The Arcview Group

John Lord, CEO, LivWell Enlightened Health

Shanita Penny, president, Minority Cannabis Business Association

Keith Stroup, founder, NORML

Nicholas Vita, CEO, Columbia Care

Steve White, CEO, Harvest Health & Recreation

Nancy Whiteman, CEO, Wana Brands

Hemp Game Changer Award

Access Rosin

Canopy Growth Corp.

Front Range Biosciences

Mile High Labs

Mission Lago Farms

Community Impact Award: Sustainable Business Practices


Ecomedics S.A.S. (doing business as Clever Leaves)

LivWell Enlightened Health

Native Roots Cannabis Co.

Smokey’s 420 House

Community Impact Award: Giving Back – Company or Individual

Berkeley Patients Group

Bibiana Rojas, country manager, Canopy Growth Colombia

Bloom Farms

Green Thumb Industries

Eden Management Group (dba Uncle Herb’s and Alaska Herb Garden)