Starting in November of 2015, we asked the cannabis community to nominate and vote for their favorite individuals, products, and organizations in the field for the inaugural Laurel Awards.
We weren’t sure what to expect, but we quickly took stock of the major players in the industry as more than 1,100 initial nominations and well over 7,500 official votes were submitted. The top winner by people’s choice in each of the ten categories will hold the honor for one year.
WE HAVE A TIE!
Both Winners of the Laurel for Best Infused Product Brand
Undisputedly, the fan favorite in the realm of cannabis-infused products is Dixie. The company made national headlines throughout 2015 as one to watch in the global cannabis space.
Then, CEO Tripp Keber announced that Dixie Brands would be expanding out of its home state of Colorado in order to serve medical cannabis dispensaries in California, then announced in November that its edibles line would be coming to Australia, New Zealand, Oregon and Arizona as well.
Due to the federal legal status of cannabis, interstate commerce is always a sensitive subject, and Dixie shows that out-of-state, or even international expansion is an attainable goal with hard work and compliance.
Dixie infuses cannabis into dozens of different confections and delivery methods, from medicated mints and chocolate bars in multiple craft flavors, to signature beverages, to disposable vape pens, tinctures, and topicals. Dixie’s two new CBD brands, announced over the holidays, include Aceso for humans and Therabis for pets.
To find out more, go to DixieElixirs.com.
A subsidiary of Terra Tech Corp, one of the more well-known publicly traded companies in the cannabis space, the IVXX cannabis brand had a strong showing of support during both nominations and voting.
We’re not entirely sure that it counts as an “infused product,” but leaving out an actual cannabis brand didn’t feel right – especially in the case of a tie.
IVXX is famous for its signature line of organic cannabis, concentrates, and pre-rolled joints. All available in California, the products prove that spectacular branding is already underway, even in states where adult use is not yet legalized. The brand will be coming to Nevada and other states soon.
From IVXX’s website and social media profiles, it’s clear that their sugar waxes and shatters are some of the best that the industry has seen. Cannabis concentrates are an emerging trend and will be a profitable and exciting market for years to come.
For more information, visit IVXX.com.