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On Wednesday night at the Chateau Nightclub at Paris Las Vegas, the 2016 Cannabist Awards took place. These awards strive to recognize the leaders in a multitude of subcategories in the American cannabis industry. From hemp products all the way to hydroponic lighting brands, the number of companies that can excel in this market is truly eye-opening.

Hemp

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Hemp Based CBD: Bluebird Botanicals

Hemp Products: Dr. Bronner’s

Hemp Lifestyle: Hemp History Week

Events

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Events Business: NCIA Cannabis Business Summit

Events Consumer: The 420 Games

Events  Medical: United Patients Group

Medical Advancements

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Medical Advancements Research Breakthrough: Ashley C. Bradford & W. David Bradford

Medical Advancements Researcher: Lester Grinspoon

Medical Advancements Products: Mary’s Medicinals

Medical Advancement Pets: Treatibles

Sustainability

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Sustainability Recycling: Sun Grown Packaging

Sustainability Responsible Pest Management: OG Analytical

Sustainability Packaging: Restalk

420-Friendly

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420-Friendly Security: Blue Line Protection Group

420-Friendly  Legal: Vicente Sederberg LLC

420-Friendly Finance/Tax: New Era CPAs, LLP

420-Friendly Lawmaker: U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore.

Education

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Education Industry: The Trichome Institute

Education Public: Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post

Education Consumption: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Good to Know campaign

Education Academic: Oaksterdam University

Education Author: Dr. David Casarett, “Stoned: A Doctor’s Case for Medicinal Marijuana”

Marketing

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Marketing Corporate Culture: O.penVape

Marketing Agencies: The Rosen Group PR

Marketing Customer Experience: The Novel Tree

Marketing Retail Branding: Harborside Health Center

Marketing Retail Packaging: Stillwater

Community

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Community Philanthropy: Bloom Farms

Community Volunteerism: Bloom Farms

Community Innovation: Denver Relief Consulting

Community Activism: Marijuana Policy Project

Community Protection: ACLU

Technology

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Technology // Extraction: Evolab

Technology // Start-up: Grownetics

Technology // Incubator: Canopy Boulder

Technology // Vaporizer: Pax Era

Technology // App: Leafly

Technology // Lighting: Heliospectra LED

Technology // Irrigation: SmartBee Controllers

Technology // Nutrients: General Organics

The Cannabist Person of the Year

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Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor of California

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