Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Canadian Cannabis Awards?

The Canadian Cannabis Awards (CCAs) are an annual celebration recognizing excellence and innovation in Canada’s cannabis industry. The CCAs highlight the best people, products and companies in Canadian cannabis.

Who started the CCAs?

Lift & Co. did! Read more here.

When did the CCAs start?

The CCAs started in 2014.

How does the entry process work?

Entries open Aug. 23, 2019. The entry process for cannabis products is different than the other CCA categories. 

For Cannabis Products

To enter/vote for a cannabis product in the 2019 Canadian Cannabis Awards, users must visit lift.co and submit a review and/or a receipt. Each review and receipt will be part of the calculation in determining the top products for 2019. Entries/voting will be open until Oct. 25.

 

For All Other Categories

To enter submissions for all categories (except products), users must register for the CCA voting platform and complete their entries for each category they wish to submit for. Entries that receive the most submissions will be calculated and the top five for each category will advance to the judging round. Entries for all categories other than products will be open until Sept. 20.

To submit entries for the following categories you must be part of the cannabis industry: Top Budtender, Startup of the Year, Innovation of the Year, Top Non-Profit/Charity/Community Initiative, Brand of the Year, Employer of the Year, Top Testing Lab, Top Trimmer, Top Extraction Company, Top Lighting Company, Top Nutrients Company, Top Master Grower. 

 

How does voting work?

Product entries/votes will be open until Oct. 25.

For all other categories, the short list of entries will be judged between Sept. 30 and Oct. 25.

 
For Cannabis Products

To enter a cannabis product into the 2019 Canadian Cannabis Awards, users must visit lift.co and submit a review and/or a receipt. Each review and/or receipt will be considered a vote. Winners for each category will be determined based on a calculation of the following factors:

Number of receipts, star ratings and "buy again" ratings. Entries/voting will be open until Oct. 25. The winners of all product categories will be determined only by lift.co user reviews and receipts.

 

For All Other Categories

Entries that receive the most submissions will be calculated and the top five for each category will be submitted to the assigned judging panel. 

How does the judging panel work?

Lift & Co. curated a list of the most talented and knowledgeable cannabis industry professionals to judge a variety of CCA categories. The panelists come from a variety of sectors in the cannabis space. The judging panel will follow the process below:

The judging panel will be provided with a list of nominees for each category, based on the nominations received during the nomination period, as well as a list of key criteria to consider for each category.

Panelists will be asked to recuse themselves from voting in categories where they are conflicted; for instance, if a panelist is employed full-time with a nominated company.

The judging panel will be asked to score each nominee from 1-10 (10 being the highest) for each question. Nominees with the highest average score will win the CCA.

 

How many judging panels are there and who judges which categories?

There are four judging panels for the 2019 CCAs and each is assigned the following categories:

Industry Panel


Top Retail Store

 

Executive Panel


Entrepreneur of the Year

Startup of the Year

Womxn in Weed - Trailblazer

Innovation of the Year

Top Non-Profit/Charity/Community Initiative

Brand of the Year

 

Cultivation Panel


Top Testing Lab

Top Trimmer

Top Extraction Company

Top Nutrients Company

Top Lighting Company

Top Master Grower

 

Budtender Panel


Top Vaporizer

Top Rolling Paper & Cones

Top Pipe & Bong

Top Home Growing Kit

When will the winners be announced?

Winners will be announced on Nov. 8, 2019 at the Canadian Cannabis Awards Gala. We’ll also provide a list of winners online at lift.co.

What is the gala?

For the third year in a row, the CCAs will feature an awards gala dinner and ceremony where industry leaders will come together to eat, drink, and celebrate excellence in Canadian cannabis. The gala takes place Nov. 8 in Toronto. Learn more about the gala here.

Who Can Attend the Gala?

Tickets to the gala are limited to partners and industry professionals only. 

How do I get tickets to the gala?

Tickets to the gala are limited to partners and industry professionals. To inquire about purchasing a table or individual tickets, please contact sales@lift.co

Contact Us

For awards and entry information:  events@lift.co

For partnership information: sales@lift.co

For press inquires: nlaoutaris@lift.co