LAS VEGAS, NV – March 17, 2022 – Cannabis Business Times, the leading B2B publication dedicated to the cultivator/grower segment of the cannabis industry, and Cannabis Conference, the industry’s highest quality educational event and expo for professionals at plant-touching cannabis businesses, announced today that nominations for the 2022 Cannabis Leadership Awards are now open.  

With the support of FOHSE – Future of Horticultural Science + Engineering, the Cannabis Leadership Awards will recognize cannabis industry professionals who exemplify the leadership qualities needed to inspire and empower those around them and who work toward the betterment of the entire industry.

Cannabis Leadership Awards recipients will have made significant contributions to the cannabis industry, such as:

Contributing to the industry’s advancement through their innovation and expertise;Enhancing the lives of employees, customers, communities and the industry at large through their leadership, generosity, charitable giving;Excelling in environmental stewardship;Working with legislators and regulators in crafting and updating cannabis laws and regulations in a productive way; and/orOtherwise making a positive impact on the industry.

Cannabis Leadership Awards recipients will be recognized at a special awards reception at the Cannabis Conference 2022 (Aug. 23-25 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino) and featured in Cannabis Business Times magazine.

“The cannabis industry is full of people who are passionate about the cannabis plant’s potential, and the Cannabis Leadership Awards is an opportunity to spotlight inspiring professionals working to make the world a better place through cannabis and their roles in the industry,” Noelle Skodzinski, editorial director for Cannabis Business Times and Cannabis Conference said. “The criteria we use to select the winners extend beyond corporate achievements. We’re searching for people who’ve truly made a significant and positive impact on their teams, the communities in which they operate, and the cannabis industry as a whole.”

James Bradley, Chief Marketing Officer, FOHSE – Future of Horticultural Science + Engineering, added, “As the cannabis industry solidifies its foothold in regions around the world, I believe it’s crucial to laude those who are truly raising the bar. The industry continues to face an uphill battle with some of the cultural stigmas surrounding it, which is a big reason why FOHSE has partnered with Cannabis Business Times and their annual Cannabis Leadership Awards ceremony. This is a prime opportunity to elevate the best of the best as a beacon for all entrepreneurs, as well as to show the world how the industry is maturing.”

The Cannabis Leadership Awards recipients will be professionals who work at cannabis cultivation and/or vertically integrated dispensary businesses (with cultivation and retail operations) in North America.  

Nominees to the Cannabis Leadership Awards must be employed by and involved in an operation that has an active licensed cannabis cultivation or vertically integrated (cultivation and retail) operation in North America.

The deadline for nominations is May 1, 2022. Nominations for the Cannabis Leadership Awards may be submitted at:

To view the Cannabis Leadership Awards Class of 2021, click here.


About Cannabis Conference

Cannabis Conference 2022, 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., on Aug. 23-25, 2022. The Cannabis Conference exhibition hall will feature 230+ industry-leading technologies, solutions and services for the professional cannabis cultivator and retail businesses. For more information, visit