Each year Greenway asks readers to submit nominations for those leaders, companies, brands, products, and businesses they have deemed to be the Best of the Industry.

The top nominees for each category are selected to be voted on by readers. Awards oversight is provided by a committee of industry and advocacy professionals who contributed in a variety of ways. A nomination or win showcases a company or individual as an industry leader in Missouri’s cannabis space.

Missouri has become one of the country’s most rapidly rising cannabis markets. The state saw more than half a billion dollars in sales of medical marijuana in just two years of retail sales at dispensaries. With the passage of adult use marijuana legalization in 2022, Missouri’s marijuana market again shifted. At the beginning of February, with just hours notice, Missouri dispensaries began to legally sell recreational marijuana. Over the first three days of sales Missouri dispensaries brought in more than $12 million dollars in legal marijuana sales. More than one third of the monthly sales for January, the final month of medical only sales and the second highest-grossing sales month in program history to that point.

As the industry has grown, categories have been added and subtracted. This year the facility design categories have been removed, while product categories have expanded to better showcase the variety and expanse of the market.

Each year thousands of ballots are submitted representing a vivid cross-section of Missouri’s cannabis industry leaders and consumers, categories now reflect excellence in business as well as in consumer services, brand appeal, marketing, production quality, and consumer satisfaction.

This year, more than 100,000 votes were cast to determine the Best of the Industry for 2023.

Throughout next week Greenway will feature profiles and Q&As with the 2023 winners, follow along and learn about the individuals and companies driving the success and growth of cannabis in Missouri.

Now, please join us in congratulating the Best of the Industry.

Company of the Year

Illicit

Executive of the Year

Josh Mitchem

Woman of the Year

Dr. Stephanie Cernicek

Start-Up of the Year

Vibe Cannabis

Best Consultant – Design or Creative

Cannvocate

Best Consultant – Compliance

A Joint Operation

Best Consultant – Education or Training

A Joint Operation

Best Accountant or Accounting Firm

Frost PLLC

Best Employee Resource Management

Se7en Staffing

Best Security Company  

KC Cann Transport

Best Transportation Company

KC Cann Transport

Best Testing Lab Service

Green Precision Analytics

Best Law Firm

Armstrong Teasdale

Best Lawyer

Denise McCracken

Legislative Ally of the Year

Sen. Barbara Washington

Brand of the Year

Proper

Best Packaging Design

Illicit

Product of the Year

Illicit Live Rosin

Best Cultivator

Proper Cannabis

Best Flower Cultivar

Flora Farms – GMO

Best Pre-roll

Flora Farms – Bubba Fett

Best Manufacturer

Proper Cannabis

Best Concentrate

Proper Cannabis – Brighter Future

Best Vape – Distillate

Conte Carts – Grape Goji OG

Best Vape – Live

Illicit – Live Resin Purple Chem

Best Edible – Gummy

Smokiez – Sour Watermelon

Best Edible – Baked Goods

Missouri’s Own Edibles – Red Hot Riplets

Best Edible – Chocolate

Honeybee – Salted Brownie Batter 1:1

Best Edible – Beverage

Keef – Blue Razz

Best Topical

Heartland Holistics – 1:1:1 Night Time Transdermal Patch

Best Tincture

Vivid – Goodnight Grape Tincture – 1:1

Best Capsule or Tablet

Vivid – Dream Capsules

Best Dispensary

Greenlight

Best Budtender

Rachel Whitman – From the Earth

Best Loyalty Rewards Program

N’Bliss Insiders

Best Doctor or Telehealth Clinic

Elevate Holistics

Best Advocacy Group

Last Prisoner Project

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