Cannabis Business Times and Cannabis Conference Announce Inaugural Cannabis Leadership Awards Recipients

Cannabis Business Times and Cannabis Conference Announce Inaugural Cannabis Leadership Awards Recipients

Award winners will be honored for their excellence in leadership at Cannabis Conference 2021 (Aug. 24-26) in Las Vegas.

August 11, 2021

LAS VEGAS, NV / Aug. 11, 2021 Cannabis Conference and award-winning media brand Cannabis Business Times are pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Cannabis Leadership Awards, which recognize cannabis industry professionals who exemplify the leadership qualities needed to inspire and empower those around them and who work to better the industry and their communities.

The 2021 Cannabis Leadership Awards winners are:

Winners were selected from nominations of cannabis industry professionals from cultivation and/or vertically integrated companies (with cultivation and retail operations) in North America.

The award recipients will be recognized at an invite-only awards dinner and reception during Cannabis Conference on Aug. 25. In addition, they are featured in the August issue of Cannabis Business Times magazine, and their profiles are available at

“We are thrilled for the opportunity to honor these six individuals whose visions and values are an inspiration to their teams and others in the industry,” said Cannabis Conference Editorial Director Noelle Skodzinski. “This year’s honorees stood out for their accomplishments in building employee culture, scaling businesses responsibly and sustainably, furthering cannabis legalization, prioritizing social equity, giving back to their communities and more. In this burgeoning industry, the Cannabis Leadership Awards are an opportunity to recognize the work of those paving the way for future generations of cannabis leaders to come.”

The Cannabis Leadership Awards are made possible with support from FOHSE – Future of Horticultural Science + Engineering.

“It is an honor and a privilege to be at the forefront in building a diverse industry that harnesses the power of cannabis for good,” said FOHSE Chief Marketing Officer James Bradley. “FOHSE is proud to partner with Cannabis Business Times and Cannabis Conference in celebrating the recipients of the Cannabis Leadership Awards for the passion and dedication they exhibit toward their businesses and the broader cannabis community.”

About Cannabis Conference

Cannabis Conference 2021, presented by the award-winning Cannabis Business Times, Cannabis Dispensary, and Hemp Grower media brands, is the leading educational provider for plant-touching businesses in the legal cannabis and hemp markets. The three-day event will take place at Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., Aug. 24-26, 2021. The Cannabis Conference exhibition hall will feature industry-leading technologies, solutions and services for cannabis cultivation and retail businesses. For more information, visit

About GIE Media

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