The Hashish Enterprise Awards honor Colorado’s gamers within the marijuana business


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The COVID-19 pandemic didn’t stop the Cannabis Business Awards, an annual ceremony recognizing the top brands, leaders and players in the marijuana industry.

The CBAs were founded in Colorado eight years ago and have since branched into several other states with legal pot industries. But Colorado’s awards show still happens every winter, with or without a pandemic. This year’s edition, hosted virtually, recognized a number of well-known winners and new names for their efforts in the work.

Here are the 2020 winners:

Hope Award
American Medical Refugees (AMR)

Managing Director of the Year
Sean McAllister (Founding Attorney at McAllister Garfield, PC)

Industry organization of the year
National organization for the reform of marijuana laws

Leading brand of the year
Wolfpac cannabis pharmacy

Lawyer of the Year
Alexis Bortell (medical marijuana for children lawyer)

Political Industry Representative of the Year
Colorado Governor Jared Polis

Industry Leader of the Year
Vicente Sederberg LLP law firms

Business of the year
Viola marks

Best pharmacy
Diego Pellicer

Best flower
Gary Payton (bred by Cookies; grown by Veritas Fine Cannabis)

Best edible
Dialed in … Gummies

Best extract
Persy Sauce Rosin (710 Labs)

Best hemp company / product
Enviro textiles

Best CBD Company / Product
Pure spectrum

Cultivivation Achievement Award
Dark Horse Genetics and Rare Gratitude (tie)

Lifetime Achievement Award
Charlotte Figi (deceased medical marijuana patient; inspiration behind the name of Charlotte’s web tribe)

MVP Awards:

  • Nick Jack
  • Neil Demers
  • Jason Margolies
  • Dani Fontaine
  • Brent McDonald
  • Bob Eschino
  • Jim Biwiano
  • Max Cohen
  • Wanda James
  • Wumaniti

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Thomas Mitchell has been writing about everything cannabis-related for Westword since 2014, covering sports, real estate, and general news en route to publications like the Republic of Arizona, Inman, and Fox Sports. He is currently the cannabis editor for

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