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EVENT RECAP: Dope Industry Awards – Washington 2016

By: Dope Staff

Event Recap: Dope Industry Awards Washington 2016

DOPE INDUSTRY AWARDS WASHINGTON 2016

The Fourth Annual DOPE Industry Awards Washington, presented by IONIC, was the red carpet event of the year for the ever-growing Washington State Cannabis Industry. The event was hosted for a second consecutive year by the charismatic Kitty Kitty Bang Bang who brought down the house with her rendition of “Let it Grow.”

DOPE Magazine honored over 100 Washington cannabis businesses and industry professionals by hosting a “White Winter Wonderland” themed night that awarded 25 different categories ranging from “Activist of the Year” to “Cannabis Store of the Year.” All votes took place over a thirty-day-period in which the public cast their vote. The annual “Emery Award,” which recognizes one person who has dedicated their life’s work to furthering the cannabis movement, was given to none other than Vivian McPeak, the co-founder of the famous ‘protestival’ Seattle Hempfest, which celebrated its 25th anniversary this past summer.

The night could not have happened without the support from the DIA’s Title Sponsor, Ionic and Supporting Sponsors, Bare Naked by Suspended Brands, CannaCon, Evergreen Market, Greenside Recreational and Wikileaf.  Additionally, the award’s show presenters, performers, nominees and award winners all enhanced this special night with their personal flare…a night that won’t soon be forgotten.

DOPE Industry Awards Washington 2016 Winners are as follows:

Best Product Packaging: Leaph

Best Cannabis Design Firm: Online Marijuana Design (OMD)

Best Tech Product: Leafly

Best New Product (Non-Cannabis/Non-Tech): Kung Fu Vapes – Disposable Vape

Best Branding/Marketing: Phat Panda

Best Topical/Sublingual Company: Ethos

Best Testing Facility: Confidence Analytics

Best Glass Store: Piece of Mind

Best Glass Blower: Scott Deppe

Best Nutrient Company: Emerald Harvest

Best Cannabis Association: NORML Washington

Activist of the Year: Danielle Rosellison

Emery Award: Vivian McPeak

Best Edible Company: Honu

Best Concentrate Company: Columbia Concentrates

Best Male Budtender: Zach Mize

Best Female Budtender: Kira Cook

Best Outdoor/Greenhouse Grow: Canna Organix

Best Indoor Grow: Grow Op Farms

Best New Cannabis Store: Herban Legends

Best Cannabis Store Atmosphere: Buddy’s

Most Charitable Cannabis Store: HWY 420

Best Cannabis Store Selection: Main Street Marijuana

Best Cannabis Store Staff: Seattle Cannabis Company

Cannabis Store of the Year: Satori

The DOPE Industry Awards will hit Oregon next on February 26, 2017.  Please follow Dope Magazine on Facebook and Instagram to keep up-to-date on when the nomination process will occur.

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