Greenway Best of the Industry: Readers Choice 2023
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
Executive of the Year
Woman of the Year
Dr. Stephanie Cernicek
Start-Up of the Year
Best Consultant – Design or Creative
Best Consultant – Compliance
Best Consultant – Education or Training
A Joint Operation
Best Accountant or Accounting Firm
Best Employee Resource Management
Best Security Company
Best Transportation Company
KC Cann Transport
Best Testing Lab Service
Best Law Firm
Legislative Ally of the Year
Sen. Barbara Washington
Brand of the Year
Best Packaging Design
Product of the Year
Illicit Live Rosin
Best Flower Cultivar
Flora Farms – GMO
Flora Farms – Bubba Fett
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
Heartland Holistics – 1:1:1 Night Time Transdermal Patch
Vivid – Goodnight Grape Tincture – 1:1
Best Capsule or Tablet
Vivid – Dream Capsules
Rachel Whitman – From the Earth
Best Loyalty Rewards Program
Best Doctor or Telehealth Clinic
Best Advocacy Group