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The winners of the second annual Benzinga Cannabis Awards were announced during the ongoing Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference in Chicago on September 27-28.

These prestigious awards recognize the outstanding individuals and companies in the cannabis industry, including pioneers, innovators, and advocates who are making significant contributions to various aspects such as media, technology, and research.

And the winners are…

Brett Roper Award for Lifetime Achievement:

Ed Perlmutter (Former US Representative)

Best Social Equity Award Success Story:


Bob Fireman Award for Entrepreneurship:

Shanel Lindsay, founder of Ardent Life

Cannabis Advocate of the Year:

Weldon Angelos, President & Co-founder of Mission Green

Most Impactful Cannabis Executive of the Year:

Amber Senter, Supernova Women

Most Innovative Cannabis Brand:


Best Cannabis Accounting Firm:

PKF O’Connor Davies

Best Cannabis Credit Fund:

Sweet Leaf Madison Capital

Best Cannabis Industry Analyst:

Aaron Grey, AGP

Best Cannabis Law Firm:

Clark Hill

Best Business Matchmaker:

Greenlife Business Group

Best Cannabis REIT:

MJ Reit via Rainbow Realty Group

Best Retail Expansion Strategy:

TerrAscend (TRSSF)

Best Canadian Cannabis Company:

Village Farms (VFF)

Most Innovative Cannabis Small Business:

It’s All About Choices

Best End-User Technology:

iSpire Technology (ISPR)

Best Research & Data:


Best Tech Platform: B2B:

Green Check Verified

Best Tech Platform: B2C:

Leafly Holdings (LFLY)

Best Cannabis M&A Deal:

Leaf Trade and Sweed

And congratulations to:

Best African Cannabis Company: Southern Sky

Best European Cannabis Company: Bloomwell Group

Best Latin American Cannabis Company: Prich Biotech

US State With Biggest Growth Potential: Maryland

Cannabis Business Reporter: Will Yakowicz, Forbes

Cannabis Lifestyle Reporter: Jackie Bryant, San Diego Magazine

Most Effective Celebrity Cannabis Brands: Hempacco, Snoop Dogg, Cheech & Chong, Rick Ross

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