NOMINATE FOR “YOUR CHOICE” AWARDS
| ˈbudˌtendər |
The modern-day budtender is a person who rebels against the definition of someone who merely works in a dispensary or store where medical or recreational cannabis is sold.
Increasingly, this subculture is evolving into a group of highly educated professionals who are continually developing their unique blend of style, food, entertainment, music, fashion, and most importantly, their recommendations to an ever-growing variety of cannabis offerings. They are educators, advisors, sales professionals, occasionally a therapist, and often a trusted resource or friend to their customers.
No matter the role, they are the frontline of the cannabis industry who stand between the thousands of emerging brands and their would be customers. Amid this developing group are rising stars who are making a significant impact on the cannabis culture itself.
The Annual Budtender Awards will honor these individuals, promote their efforts and acknowledge their influence on the industry, and the communities they serve.
The Expo brings world-class brands from all across the nation in multiple fields for you to interact with one-on-one.
2019 AWARD SPONSORS
ABOUT THE “OG” AWARDS
The Budtender Awards team created 9 Award categories which are referred to as the OG Awards. There are 5 finalists in each category. There were over 700 nominees! Finalists were announced August 30th on High Times’ 420 Live Instagram show.
The more votes you accumulate will help you get noticed by the judges. The number of votes tells the judges how much the community believes you should win. BUT the final picks are not strictly based on the number of votes but based on a wide variety of criteria. The Award Winners were selected by industry experts & members of the Budtender Awards team.
The OG awards were awarded at the Award Show on October 12th, 2019 at Light Nightclub.
Dazed & Infused (Edibles)
CBD Award (CBD) Presented by Dana Workman of Canna Kids
710 Master Award (Concentrates) Sponsored by Guild Extracts
Spotlight Award (Personality) Presented by Medicated Marley
In The Arts Award (Creativity) Sponsored by Lowell Farms
Ambassador Award (Social Acceptance) Presented by SkinnyWeed
Dr. Cannabis Award (Medical) Presented by Chloe Villano of Clover Leaf University
Medallion Award (Community) Sponsored by Canna Paid
Mastermind Award (Overall Knowledge) Presented by Dan Herer of Jack Herer Cup
Budtender of 2019 Presented by BTA Team
WINNER: Cypress Hill
ABOUT THE YOUR CHOICE AWARDS
“Your Choice” Awards are awards that the community creates! Nominate any Budtender for the award YOU think they deserve! Get creative and make your own awards titles! VOTING IS OPEN ALL YEAR!
We awarded a few of these awards during the 2019 Expo and will continue to award them throughout the year and some at the 2020 Expo. Until the 2020 Expo, we will be announcing winners on our socials as well as at smaller events. These prizes vary based on award.
Email Nominees@BudtenderAwards.com to confirm your nomination!
PRESENTED AT 2019 EXPO
The Bloom Award Sponsored by Bloom
The Princess of Cannabis Award Sponsored By SkinnyWeed
Where Do You Rove Award Sponsored by Rove
WINNER was battled out via a 2×2 Jenga Battle.
Heart of Gold Award Sponsored by Guild Extracts
MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON! FOLLOW OUR IG!
Anyone can nominate a Budtender in a variety of categories regarding their knowledge, personality and unique skills.
NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN and will close Friday, August 30, 2019. Voting will begin at midnight Saturday, August 31, 2019.
The more votes you accumulate will help you get noticed by the judges. The number of votes tells the judges how much the community believes you should win. BUT the final picks are not strictly based on the number of votes but based on a wide variety of criteria.
EVERY NOMINATION COUNTS AS A VOTE!
Once nominations close, the top 5 nominees from each category will be chosen by industry experts & members of the Budtender Awards team.
Winners will be announced at the Official Budtender Awards Show at Light Nightclub, Mandalay Bay on the evening of Saturday, October 12th, 2019.
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