For Immediate Release

Denver, Colorado – April 16, 2024 – The second annual CannaTech Innovation Awards, formerly known as the Cannabis & Tech Today Innovation Awards, recognizing and celebrating the forefront of cannabis technology innovation, officially opens their call for entries today. This prestigious award program is designed to identify and honor the pioneering companies and startups that are shaping the future of the cannabis industry through technological advancements and innovative solutions.

Cannabis & Tech Today’s 2023 Innovation Awards winners were the epitome of these qualities.

The 2023 Cannabis & Tech Today Innovation Awards Winners:

  • MindScape Technologies– MindScape Digital Cannabis Media Systems (Most Innovative Consumer Product)
  • Cryo Cure– CRYO Live Cured Flower (Cultivation)
  • LeafLink– Wholesale E-commerce Platform (Dispensary/Retail Technology)
  • CannaSpyGlass– Cannabis License Database (Market Research & Data)
  • Körber Technologies– CANTOS Pre-Roll Making Machine (Processing)
  • Dutchie– Dispensary & Retail POS System (POS System)
  • Azuca– Whole-Plant ACTiVATOR® (Edibles/Consumables)
  • USQTA– Union Square Travel Agency: A Cannabis Store (Retail/Dispensary)

This year’s rebranding and renaming reflect a commitment to broader recognition of groundbreaking achievements in the cannabis technology industry. With an expanded judging process that includes both a public vote and a panel of distinguished judges, the awards are set to bring unprecedented prestige and visibility to the innovators shaping the future of cannabis tech.

“As the cannabis sector continues to evolve, our goal is to further elevate the exceptional work happening in this dynamic industry,” said Jessica Ferranti, Chief Revenue Officer at Innovative Properties Worldwide. “Incorporating public input alongside our esteemed panel of judges allows us to showcase a diverse range of innovations and reinforce the credibility and significance of these awards. The CannaTech Awards are not just about celebrating achievements; they’re about forecasting the future needs and possibilities of the cannabis market.”

The competition is open to all manufacturers of cannabis tech products, systems, or solutions, with activities from November 2023 to December 2024 being eligible for consideration. Entrants are invited to showcase their latest innovations and vie for the title of one of the industry’s most innovative companies.

Application Phases and Fees:

  • April 15 – April 30: $420 (Early Bird)
  • May 1 – May 15: $500
  • May 16 – July 22: $535

Why Enter?

Winning a CannaTech Award means not only gaining a prestigious accolade but also enjoying increased visibility and recognition as a leader in the cannabis tech industry. Entrants benefit from third-party validation, enhanced brand promotion, and the opportunity to celebrate their team’s accomplishments on a national stage.

Enhanced Judging Process:

Reflecting our commitment to excellence and fairness, the 2024 awards feature a dual-layered judging process. A public voting phase will allow the community and industry stakeholders to have a say, contributing 30% to the final decision, while a panel of distinguished judges will account for 70% of the evaluation, ensuring a comprehensive assessment of innovation and impact.


  • Entry Phase: April 15 to July 22
  • Shortlist Confirmation
  • Public Voting: August 20 to October 29
  • Judges’ Panel Review: October 30 to November 14
  • Winners Announcement: December 16

Finalists and winners will be celebrated through extensive promotional efforts, gaining significant exposure within the cannabis industry. This includes online recognition and the utilization of exclusive CannaTech promotional materials and badges, underscoring their esteemed status as innovators.

To be part of this exciting journey and place your company at the forefront of cannabis technology innovation, visit for more details on how to enter the CannaTech Innovation Awards.

About the CannaTech Innovation Awards

The CannaTech Innovation Awards are the premier platform for recognizing groundbreaking advancements in cannabis technology. As the only award of its kind, it offers a unique opportunity for companies to be acknowledged as industry leaders, showcasing their innovative products and solutions to a national audience.