The seventh annual national Cannabis Business Awards were announced Thursday, December 7, at a ceremony at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Hosted by Clover Leaf University founder Chloe Villano, the awards have seen a rise in prominence that parallels legal pot’s increased relevance across the United States.
Industry executives and advocates from across the country came to the birthplace of retail cannabis to see who’d be recognized, and Colorado was well-represented. Twelve of the businesses that took trophies are based in this state, while a handful of individual winners live here, too.
Diego Pellicer took home four awards during the ceremony including Budtender of the Year, Executive of the Year, Manager of the Year, and Retail Store of the Year. The story was covered by HuffPost, SensiMag, Westword, and Cannabis Dispensary Magazine.