The cannabis industry in North America has gone through a tough year. In Canada, the majority of profits are being seen only by the governments, while the United States lobbies its government for federal legalization. In such a contentious space, it’s important to acknowledge and celebrate brands who lead the industry forward. This year we look past the issues that plagued the industry to celebrate those finding creative solutions.

We’ve seen significant shifts in society as well as the industry that have brought about new ways to look at the cannabis marketing and advertising landscape. The ADCANN Awards are back for the sixth year to celebrate the best players in cannabis marketing and advertising for both Canada and the US.

What are the ADCANN Awards?

The ADCANN Awards is one of the only cannabis awards circuits that chooses people’s choice over judge’s decision and doesn’t require payment to submit a nomination. Join us in recognizing the agencies, brands, and people changing the way we think about cannabis.


Categories for the 2023 ADCANN Awards

  • Rookie brand of the year (new addition)
  • Craft brand of the year
  • LP brand of the year
  • Best packaging design
  • Accessory brand of the year
  • Best social media
  • Campaign of the year
  • Social good campaign of the year
  • Independent retail brand of the year
  • National retail brand of the year (Canada)
  • MSO brand of the year (US)

Nominations for the 2023 ADCANN Awards open October 2nd!

Submissions must include:

  • Country
  • Category
  • Submission name
  • Reason for nomination
  • Link to website/social
  • 250x250px logo
  • Your name
  • Your email

First Round of Voting Begins November 1

We’ll be including the first 24 nominations for each category in the first round of voting. Vote for your favourites each day to help them make it to the finals.

Voting for this round closes November 30.

Final Round of Voting Begins December 1

Each category will be narrowed down to the top 5 submissions for Canada and the US.

Voting for the 2023 ADCANN Awards ends December 31.

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Last Updated on September 28, 2023 by ADCANN



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