NIAGARA FALLS (September 13, 2019) — Last night,  the Grow Up Conference and Expo celebrated the best in cannabis cultivation, science, and manufacturing at the first ever Grow Up Awards Gala, held at the Greg Frewin Theatre in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

“Last night was a true testament to the tireless work of the people who have helped push our industry forward,” said Randy Rowe, president of Grow Up. “The Grow Up Awards Gala shone a light on the great work happening in the cannabis industry in Canada and around the world.”

The winners of the 2019 Inaugural Grow Up Awards Gala are:

  • Best Growing Media – Grodan
  • Best Trimming Equipment – Twister Trimmer
  • Cannabis Consultant – PipeDreemz Inc.
  • Craft Grower of the Year – 7ACRES
  • Cultivation Education Award – NACPT Pharma College
  • Engineering Service – Laporte Consultant
  • Environmental Impact Award – Recycle Program by Zenabis
  • Extraction Equipment – Thar Process
  • Extraction Facility – MediPharm Labs
  • Fertigation System/Nutrient Doser – Argus
  • Filtration System – High Purity Water Services Inc.
  • Greenhouse Designer – CannaPro/George Dickinson
  • Grow-at-Home Package – BC Northern Lights
  • Grower Hall of Fame — Ed Rosenthal
  • Hemp Product Company of the Year – The Great Canadian Hemp Company
  • HVAC System – Agronomic IQ
  • Hydroponic System – General Hydroponics, a Hawthorne Gardening Company brand
  • Innovative Product of the Year – Medxtractor Corp
  • International Cultivator – Arjan Roskam
  • Lab/Testing Facility – TIE – Valens Labs /  Sigma Analytical Services
  • Lighting System – Heliospectra
  • Master Grower of the Year – Agnes Kwasniewska, HEXO
  • Nutrients Product – BlueSky Organics
  • Outstanding Research – Dr. Zeid Mohamedali
  • Packaging Equipment – Paxiom Group
  • Pest Control – Natural Insect Control
  • Plant Propagation/Breeding – Steadystem
  • Retailer – Prairie Records
  • Security Service – 3|Sixty Secure Corp
  • Seedbank – BC Bud Depot
  • Supplier/Distributor – Detonate Cannabis Agency
  • Testing/Laboratory Equipment – Thermo Fisher Scientific

In addition, organizers announced the first inductee into the Grower Hall of Fame — Ed Rosenthal, the “Guru of Ganja.” Rosenthal was recognized for his decades of work as a teacher, mentor, and  mentor in cannabis cultivation. His book The Marijuana Growers Handbook is referred to as the industry bible.

Celebrating growers and suppliers, Grow Up Conference and Expo centres on the education, collaboration and growth in the cannabis industry. The three-day event is running at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in downtown Niagara Falls from September 12 to 14, 2019, featuring over 160 speakers. This full-spectrum B2B cannabis event connects thousands of cannabis companies with a complete view of the industry.