Bluebird Wins #1 Hemp CBD Company of the Year!

Bluebird Botanicals was declared the #1 Hemp CBD Company at the 2016 Cannabist Awards The second annual Cannabist Awards were presented November 16th, 2016 at the Marijuana Business Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, honoring the most progressive and brightest names in the cannabis industries. The Cannabist, who ran the awards, is a Denver Post owned journalism company that has quickly become the authoritative voice on cannabis. Out of the sea of competition, Bluebird Botanicals emerged as the #1 Hemp CBD company! The four questions considered by the six judges:
  • How unique is the finalist’s work in this category?
  • Is the finalist pushing the cannabis industry into a better future with innovative solutions?
  • How much of an impact is the finalist making in this category?
  • How much does the finalist epitomize the spirit of what’s written in the category description?
It's a great honor to have our extensive work recognized and to accept the title as #1 brand in the Hemp CBD industry. Thank you to everyone who nominated and voted for us, and congratulations to all the other deserving winners!  

Here's who won big:



Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor of California - California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has been named 2016 Cannabist Person of the Year. Newsom was an early supporter of the Proposition 64 campaign to legalize recreational marijuana. (Rich Pedroncelli, The Associated Press)


Hemp - CBD: Bluebird Botanicals Hemp - Products: Dr. Bronner’s Hemp - Lifestyle: Hemp History Week


Events - Business: NCIA Cannabis Business Summit Events - Consumer: The 420 Games Events - Medical: United Patients Group


Medical Advancements - Research Breakthrough: Ashley C. Bradford & W. David Bradford Medical Advancements - Researcher: Lester Grinspoon Medical Advancements - Products: Mary’s Medicinals Medical Advancement - Pets: Treatibles


Sustainability - Recycling: Sun Grown Packaging Sustainability - Responsible Pest Management: OG Analytical Sustainability - Packaging: Restalk


420-Friendly - Security: Blue Line Protection Group 420-Friendly - Legal: Vicente Sederberg LLC 420-Friendly - Finance/Tax: New Era CPAs, LLP 420-Friendly - Lawmaker: U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore.


Education - Industry: The Trichome Institute Education - Public: Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post Education - Consumption: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Good to Know campaign Education - Academic: Oaksterdam University Education - Author: Dr. David Casarett, “Stoned: A Doctor’s Case for Medicinal Marijuana”


Marketing - Corporate Culture: O.penVape Marketing - Agencies: The Rosen Group PR Marketing - Customer Experience: The Novel Tree Marketing - Retail Branding: Harborside Health Center Marketing - Retail Packaging: Stillwater


Community - Philanthropy: Bloom Farms Community - Volunteerism: Bloom Farms Community - Innovation: Denver Relief Consulting Community - Activism: Marijuana Policy Project Community - Protection: ACLU


Technology - Extraction: Evolab Technology - Start-up: Grownetics Technology - Incubator: Canopy Boulder Technology - Vaporizer: Pax Era Technology - App: Leafly Technology - Lighting: Heliospectra LED Technology - Irrigation: SmartBee Controllers Technology - Nutrients: General Organics