Commercial Cannabis Awards

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About the Commercial Cannabis Awards

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We are delighted to welcome you to the Commercial Cannabis Awards 2022! At Global Health & Pharma, we are dedicated to bringing our readers the latest developments across the Health, Medicine, and Pharmaceutical sectors. Recognising the boom that the Cannabis market has experienced over the last decade, for the past three years we have used our platform to reward the top performing companies that are driving growth within this emerging and dynamic industry!

While a lot of businesses were still going through a period of recovery following the pandemic, 2021 was instead a landmark year in many ways for the Cannabis industry. An increasing number of governments around the world have made moves to legalize commercial sales, and alongside this international interest and consumption levels have also skyrocketed. Policies regarding both buying and selling Cannabis are gradually becoming laxer, as culturally we are beginning to embrace the drug for its medicinal and recreational benefits.

In recent years, support has been growing not just from consumers but at the corporate level as well. Investors are seeing the burgeoning Cannabis market as a lucrative opportunity, strengthening their backing of the AgTech, Biotech, and Digital segments that are driving the industry’s expansion. Cannabis M&A activity in the US soared to new hights in 2021, with the total number of transactions equating to more than the previous two years combined. With influential corporations including Amazon, Apple, and Shopify showing support for the sector, it’s not a stretch to assume that Commercial Cannabis will evolve into a major economic force globally in the coming years.

As the size and scope of the Cannabis industry continues to broaden, we aim for the Commercial Cannabis Awards 2022 to act as an ultimate guide to the Cultivators, Manufacturers, Distributors, Retailers, and other ancillary service providers shaping the sector today. Through this programme, Global Health & Pharma will provide a platform for our winners to promote their products and services to an engaged audience of over 110,000 professionals worldwide. We offer a variety of advertising tools suited to all budgets – and there are no mandatory costs at any stage in the awards process – so no matter the level of coverage you are looking for, we can cater to you!

Should you like to nominate yourself, or a deserving business you know, you can do so using the form provided or by contacting our helpful Awards Team directly. We undertake a thorough research and selection process, relying on our own unbiased in-house team to assess all potential nominees solely on merit in order to determine the eventual recipients. We look forward to announcing the winners of the Commercial Cannabis Awards 2022 later in the year, and wish the best of luck to all participants!

Here you will find detail of our award winners. All featured winners are included in our digital awards magazine published here on our website and distributed to the circulation of Global Health & Pharma (GHP). All winners are included in our winners’ directory which is held here on the website. Once winners have been announced for each year you will find the full winners list below, please click on the appropriate year to view.

Key Dates

Entries Open:

Monday 10th October 2022

Entries Closed:

Monday 28th November 2022

Winners Announced:

March 2023

Laura O'Carroll

Laura joined AI Global Media in 2014 and has since proven to be a most respected, conscientious and valued team member. Laura oversees key awards programmes ensuring that all nominees and winners receive a great experience from the team and that our winners are supported in gaining maximum exposure for achieving truly great things.

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Methodology

Researching Global Health & Pharma nominees
Shortlisting our nominees
Judging & evaluating nominees
Reaching out to winners
Make the most of your win
Researching Global Health & Pharma nominees

Researching Global Health & Pharma nominees

The team work hard in identifying great businesses, driving many of the nominations themselves. The team encourage external nominations from GHP magazine subscribers, web visitors, social media following, clients and wider circulation. Nominating parties are invited to put forward either their own business or third-party companies whom they hold in high regard.

Shortlisting our nominees

Shortlisting our nominees

All nominees are formally requested to accept their nomination, all firms and individuals are obviously free to accept or decline if they so wish. Those who formally accept are given the opportunity to submit supporting information. There is no obligation to supply such material, we have found however that many nominees value this stage, in the process, as do our research team.

Judging & evaluating nominees

Judging & evaluating nominees

Our dedicated research team assess all information presented to them. The team gather information independently from a variety of publicly accessible sources, which are assessed alongside any material supplied by a nominating party or by the nominee themselves. The research team casts their final judgment based on various criteria such as great contribution to the global healthcare or pharmaceutical industries, longevity, diversification, sustained or continued growth, significant innovations, feedback from patients and customers etc.

Reaching out to winners

Reaching out to winners

Once winners are selected, they are personally notified before any public announcement is made, allowing time for any communications throughout the wider business and the coordination of marketing strategies. Unfortunately, not everyone can be a winner; however, all who take part are encouraged to come back next year. Once the press embargo is lifted, details of our award winners will be made public via the GHP website, award winners’ magazine and subscriber newsletter.

Make the most of your win

Make the most of your win

We offer a range of promotional packages and items to GHP award winners, these vary from inclusion in the free-of-charge winners’ directory, trophies, content in our magazine and content on our website.

We encourage winners to publicly announce their win independently in order to gain maximum exposure. Announcements via company websites, blogs, social media, via publicly released press releases, and through local and national press are all great ways of maximising the exposure which can be gained from such a great achievement. If you have need of further advice on how to publicise your win, please feel free to get in touch.

FAQs

How long has Global Health & Pharma been in circulation for?+
Global Health & Pharma first launched in 2015 and is a global information sharing platform. Global Health and Pharma has a circulation of 260,000 and is one of the digital magazines published by AI Global Media, a UK based publisher which has published over 200 worldwide publications to its name since 2010.
Where did the nomination come from?+
We at Global Health & Pharma frequently nominate candidates ourselves. We also gather votes, we accept both self-nominations and of course third-party nominations. In the interest of maintaining high response rates, we do not ask nominees to reveal their personal identity. The main ethos of our awards system is that your ability to succeed is not linked to the number of votes received. As a means of identifying spam votes and countering cyber-threats, we monitor activity to the voting form.
What happens once I agree to be on the shortlist?+
As we look to keep maximum focus on relevant candidates, we ask all nominees to formally accept their position on the shortlist. This gives individuals and businesses the complete control in their decision on whether they would like to move forward with the award. There is no cost for you to be added onto the shortlist or if you go on to win. Nominees who accept will then proceed to our rigorous internal vetting procedure and are given an opportunity to present their own data which gets considered alongside the information collated by our research team. It can take up to 8 weeks for research to be completed.
Who determines the winners?+
We employ an entirely impartial panel of 5 individuals to conduct all of the research to a high standard. At the helm of the panel we have a veteran academic leader with international academic and training experience. The team are well versed in research, fact-checking and mediation. We believe this method is the most efficient in determining which individuals and companies are most deserving in winning an award and has brought us much success and commendation throughout its use. Our continued use of this panel plays a key part in enforcing Global Health & Pharma’s stance that winners are not determined by popularity of votes, but by their contributions to the sector.
Is there an award dinner and if so, when is it?+
We do not focus our efforts on a celebratory event. Despite being an enjoyable occasion, it doesn’t support our group’s philosophy of cost-effective marketing. As well as the lack of cost efficiency, Global Health & Pharma runs awards worldwide and we believe it would be logistically difficult for some of our winners to attend an awards ceremony. We follow the belief that any of the optional costs involved with the award would be more beneficial in a year’s worth of online marketing for a winner. All of our press announcements are made digitally, online and across our network to enforce our position as digital publishers. We aim to arm you with the tools (both digital and physical) to generate real-world value from your award win.
What happens if we go onto win?+
There is a short press embargo in place where we ask you not to make any public announcements surrounding your win giving us the chance to prepare the different means of coverage we offer. This means that during this period the program manager will liaise with you to agree on the most appropriate coverage for you. Our main feature takes the form of a digital celebratory magazine, but we also offer physical trophies, wall mounted and digital certificates, web-based advertisements and press releases. The wide variety of options are aimed to make the awards tailor made to each individual firm, no matter which option you decide to go for.
Is there a cost involved?+
There are no compulsory costs in accepting a nomination or winning an award with Global Health & Pharma. We do offer a variety of paid additional benefits for our winners, but these are entirely optional and are supportive to your award rather than essential. To demonstrate our commitment to no mandatory fees, all winners are offered a free of charge package. Our company policy will always remain: regardless of budget, our clients should always be able to garner the full value of the award and our seal of approval. We offer a variety of promotional opportunities to our winners. as we have an extensive network and we fully understand the wider business benefits from promoting industry awards.

Our Awards Team

Phil Pearson

Global Health & Pharma Lead Researcher

Phil joined the research team at AI Global Media in 2016 and has been an integral part of Global Health & Pharma ever since. Phil is client-focussed and dedicated in ensuring each nominee is researched to ensure only the most deserving go on to win a much-coveted Global Health & Pharma award.

Laura Hunter

Awards Manager

Laura joined AI Global Media in 2014 and has since proven to be a most respected, conscientious and valued team member. Laura oversees GHP's key awards programmes ensuring that all nominees and winners receive a great experience from the team and that our winners are supported in gaining maximum exposure for achieving truly great things within the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.

Jeremy Roe

Head of Research

Jeremy is committed to each Global Health & Pharma nominee and each award winner. Jeremy has manged to build a strong team of research individuals around him, each of whom is dedicated in their role and to the clients they come into contact with. GHP’s readers, followers and web visitors can rest assured that Jeremy and his team select the best of the best as award winners.

Jane Henderson

Director

Jane is a founding member of the publishing group AI Global Media and one of three directors driving the business today. Jane is steadfast in ensuring that GHP is considerate of the professionals engaging with the publication and its website in ensuring that the team showcase only the most innovative, respected and trusted of businesses and business owners within the industry.

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