Celebrate the Winners: KIND Awards 2023

Lights, Camera, KIND-tion! 🌟 That’s right, folks – the Art Gallery of Ontario turned into a glitzy extravaganza last Thursday for the 4th annual KIND Awards Gala. Picture this: 300+ excited attendees, 30 shiny awards up for grabs, and a room buzzing with anticipation – talk about a night to remember!

This wasn’t your average awards show – These are the largest consumer-facing awards in Canada, and who better to decide the winners than 867 retailers (Budtenders, Managers, Owners and more) from every corner of Canada? They’re the true connoisseurs of excellence.

Drumroll, please! 🥁 Tribal stole the spotlight yet again, nabbing the ‘Brand of the Year’ trophy for the second consecutive year. 🏆 But they weren’t the only stars shining bright! General Admission, Carmel also copped a couple of awards a piece and 1964 + Simply Bare Organic from Rubicon strutted away with the coveted Budtender’s Choice Best Weed award. Quite the green carpet moment, wouldn’t you say?

Here is a sneak peek at a few of the award winners:
Brand of the Year: Tribal
Craft Brand of the Year: Carmel
Concentrate Brand of the Year: Endgame
Product of the Year: General Admission – Tiger Blood Infused Pre-Roll
Flower of the Year: Carmel –  Animal Face
Innovation of the Year: Shred X Rip Strips
Wellness Brand of the Year: Medipharm Labs
Beverage Brand of the Year: Sweet Justice
People’s Choice Best Weed: 1964 & Simply Bare Organic
Best Retail POS Provider: Greenline, a Blaze Company

Curious for more scoop on who rocked the cannabis scene this year? Get your hands on the Winter Issue of KIND Magazine, where we spill the beans on all the nominees and winners across every thrilling category. It’s in stores now, and is one you won’t want to miss!

Cheers to the winners, the innovators, and the movers and shakers of the Canadian cannabis industry – until next time, stay KIND and keep blazing trails! 🌿🎉