Greenway Best of the Industry: Readers Choice 2022

Greenway Best of the Industry: Readers Choice 2022


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 contribute in a variety of ways. A nomination or win showcases a company or individual as an industry leader in Missouri’s cannabis space.

In 2021, Greenway’s annual awards recognizing the best of the cannabis industry in Missouri grew and changed. The world, and the industry, had been reshaped in the time since March of 2020. Voters selected winners in a new market with new regulators in a new economic climate. 

In March 2021, Over 5,000 ballots were cast for winners, but the awards ceremony was pushed back and winners wouldn’t be announced until August of 2021. In the time between the original voting period and the announcement Missouri’s market blossomed. Entering March of 2021 there were 15 cultivation 4 manufacturing and 44 dispensary licenses approved for operation. The program had registered just under $17 million in retail revenue.

When voting ended in January 2022 for this year’s nominees, Missouri’s medical marijuana program had amassed over $215 million in sales. The number of businesses had skyrocketed with 180 dispensaries, 58 manufacturing licenses, and 41 cultivation licenses approved to operate. That growth dictated another expansion of Greenway’s Best of the Industry awards to include many more consumer-centric and product-specific categories. Those new categories reflect excellence in consumer services, appeal, and consumer satisfaction. 


This year, over 10,000 votes were cast to determine the Best of the Industry for 2022. Throughout the week Greenway will feature profiles and Q&As with the 2022 winners, follow along and learn about the individuals and companies driving the success of medical marijuana and cannabis in Missouri.


Best Consultant: Design or Creative

Josh Sullivan, Supper and Fried Design Co.

Best Consultant: Compliance 

A Joint Operation

Best Consultant: Education or Training

Cannabis Care Team

Best Brand Design


Best Packaging Design


Best Facility Design: Manufacturing


Best Facility Design: Cultivation


Best Facility Design: Dispensary


Best Point of Sale System


Best Accountant or Accounting Service

Smith Patrick

Best Employee Resource Management Company


Best Security Company

KC Cann Transport

Best Transportation Company

KC Cann Transport

Best Testing Facility

Missouri Cannabis Testing – EKG

Best Law Firm: General

Carnahan Evans PC

Best Lawyer: Industry

Denise McCracken

Best Lawyer: Advocacy

Cindy Northcutt

Legislative Ally of the Year

Representative Ron Hicks

Start-Up of the Year

Heartland Labs

Best New Product

Illicit Live Resins

Product of the Year

Wana Gummies

Brand of the Year



Company of the Year


Woman of the Year

Brooke Foster

Executive of the Year

Brooke Foster

Best Flower Cultivar

Flora Farms – Bubba Fett

Best Preroll

Illicit Smokos – Gorilla Pie

Best Concentrate

Proper Cannabis – Love Potion LiveBadder

Best Vape: Disposable  

Sinse – Blue Dream

Best Vape: Cartridge 

Illicit – Live Resin – KC Kush

Best Edible: Gummy

Wana – Blueberry

Best Edible: Baked Goods

Osage Kitchen – Brownie Bites

Best Edible: Chocolate

Honeybee – Peanut + Pretzel Milk Chocolate

Best Edible: Beverage

Keef – Lemonade

Best Topical

Heartland Labs – Elder Farms – Herbal ReLeaf Salve 1:1

Best Tincture

Vivid – Goodnight Grape Tincture 1:1

Best Capsule

Vivid – Dream

Best Missouri Hemp Brand

Pinnacle Hemp

Best Dispensary


Best Cultivator


Best Manufacturer

Proper Cannabis

Best Budtender

Jennifer Lane – Greenlight

Best Delivery Option

BesaMe Wellness

Best Loyalty/Rewards Program

N’ Bliss

Best Doctor

Dr. Lisa Roark

Best Telehealth Clinic

Nugg MD

Best Advocacy Group

Missouri NORML