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DOPE Industry Awards 2016 - Oregon

By: DOPE Staff

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It appears that even the red carpet is going green.

The DOPE Industry Awards, more commonly referred to as the DIAs, was held at Portland’s Pure Space over the weekend. With the biggest names in the Oregon cannabis industry dressed to the nines in honor of an industry that is still federally illegal, the evening was nothing short of a page out of a new age fairy tale.

Hosted by Kitty Kitty Bang Bang and featuring jam session intermissions from The Othership Connection, the event was a high-class affair. While there was no cannabis or alcohol served at the venue, there were a handful of weed party buses outside featuring copious amounts of dabs.

If you didn’t make it to the Oregon DIAs, we hope you’re infinitely curious about the new world of cannabis events making its way onto the scene. It was a revolutionary night to remember—the very DOPE winners are as follows:

Photographer of the Year: Mike Emmons

Journalist of the Year: Sarah Jane

Best Consultant: Erik Russ

Best Lighting Company: Solistek

Best Nutrient Company: Emerald Harvest

Best Security Company: CannaGuard Security

Best Tech Product: The Daily Leaf

Best Brand Marketing: Golden XTRX

Best Overall Brand: LunchBox Alchemy

Activist of the Year: Donald Morse

Best Cannabis Association: Oregon Cannabis Business Council

Best Testing Facility: MRX Labs

Best Law Firm: Emerge Law Group

Best Processor: OM Extracts

Best Producer: 7 Points Oregon

Best Outdoor Grow: Chalice Farms

Best Indoor Grow: Geek Farms

Best Glass Blower: Eran Park—Goliath

Best Glass Company: Mary Jane’s House of Glass

Best Smoke/Head Shop: Mary Jane’s House of Glass

Best Topical Brand: Empower Oil

Best Concentrate Brand: Looking Glass Extracts

Best Edible Brand: LunchBox Alchemy

Best New Product: Franco’s Fun Bus

Best Dispensary Staff: Rose City Oreganics

Best Community Engagement: Canna & the City

Best Medicine Selection: MindRite

Best Edible Selection: Human Collective

Best Store Merchandising: Chalice Farms

Best Store Atmosphere: Chalice Farms

Female Budtender of the Year: Rena Nassar-Cannacea

Male Budtender of the Year: Brandon Krenzler

Medical Dispensary of the Year: Rip City Remedies

There were a number of gorgeous attendees at the Oregon DOPE Industry Awards. High class and high fashion were the name of the game, making for a memorable night for all in attendance. Check out these very candid photos from the red carpet. . .

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