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Lift & Co. Opens Nominations for the 2018 Canadian Cannabis Awards, Canada's Gold-Standard for Cannabis Excellence


Lift & Co. Opens Nominations for the 2018 Canadian Cannabis Awards, Canada's Gold-Standard for Cannabis Excellence

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The 2018 Canadian Cannabis Awards ("CCAs") presents streamlined categories and
new awards, including "Woman in Weed," recognizing a trailblazing woman in the
cannabis industry

Testimonials from past Canadian Cannabis Awards winners:
"These awards are chosen by people who know Canadian cannabis
and know it very, very well."
Greg Engel, CEO, Organigram, winner of the 2017 CCA for "Top Sativa Flower"

"I've never been more proud to sell weed in my life."
Josh Lyon, Vice President, Marketing and Partnerships, Hiku Brands, winner of the 2017 CCA for "Brand of the Year" for Tokyo Smoke

" . . . [T]his is a welcome recognition of our mandate to create excellence in service and product innovation. . ."
Adam Miron, Chief Brand Officer and Co-founder, Hydropothecary, winner of two 2017 CCAs

TORONTO, Aug. 22, 2018 /CNW/ - With the world watching the nation prepare for federal legalization, Lift & Co. has opened the nominations for the fifth-annual Canadian Cannabis Awards, shining a spotlight on excellence in Canada's cannabis sector. Cannabis consumers and industry members are encouraged to nominate their favourite cannabis products, accessories, companies and industry leaders at Winners will be unveiled at the second-annual CCA gala ceremony on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at The Carlu in downtown Toronto.

Canadian Cannabis Awards 2018 (CNW Group/Lift & Co.)

"This is a pivotal year for the Canadian Cannabis Awards, as we prepare to recognize the best of the industry and gather again in celebration on the heels of federal legalization in October," said Matei Olaru, CEO, Lift & Co. "Looking forward, winners of this year's awards will have a unique point of differentiation for the next twelve months as the first year of legalization unfolds."

Keeping pace with the rapidly evolving cannabis industry, Lift & Co. has streamlined and modernized this year's awards to provide enhanced distinction among licensed producers, cannabis accessories, and the people and companies whose dedication and innovations are leading the business and cultural shifts well underway in Canada. New categories in 2018 include: "Woman in Weed – Trailblazer"; "Top Reviewed Product of the Year"; "Top Reviewed Licensed Producer of the Year"; "Top Balanced Flower" and "Top Balanced Oil" (cannabis products with less than 1:2 or 2:1 ratio of THC to CBD); "Top Rolling Papers"; "Top Grinder"; "Top Pipe"; "Top Bong"; and "Top Cannabis YouTuber." In total, 49 CCAs will be presented this year.

The CCAs are composed of voter-driven categories, judged categories selected by a panel of industry experts, and a select number of awards determined by Lift & Co.

Nominations for all categories are open now and close on September 7, 2018.

For the second year in a row, MNP returns as the title partner for the Canadian Cannabis Awards. MNP is Canada's fifth largest financial services firm and the number one firm in the country servicing the Cannabis sector. 

More information, including information about the gala event, is available at

About Lift & Co.

Lift & Co. ( is a media and tech platform with a mission of empowering the cannabis industry to make better-informed decisions through superior information and data. For consumers, Lift & Co. is like a "trip advisor" for cannabis, enabling discovery of cannabis products, producers, and retailers through content and user reviews. Lift & Co. also hosts Canada's premier consumer events: the Lift & Co. Expos, which are the largest cannabis consumer tradeshows in North America; and the national Canadian Cannabis Awards. For businesses, Lift & Co.'s proprietary database of market trends powers competitive analytics, targeted marketing and innovative retail solutions. Learn more at

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