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.
Originally published at Dope Magazine.