This week, the first ever CBD awards – the World CBD Awards 2019 – will host industry leaders from across the globe as they meet at the exclusive ceremony. The prestigious three-day event aims to identify and recognize CBD brands that strive to stand out as clean, ethical and innovative.
This inaugural event is the first of its kind and CBD brands from around the world are clamoring to get their hands on this year’s coveted prizes. All three days are filled with seminars, talks, meet and greets, celebrations and of course, the award ceremony.
We’re proud to introduce some key sponsors to this watershed moment. Our presenting sponsor is Relyf, an educational health brand focused on providing high-quality CBD products along with education on the benefits and uses of CBD. We are also pleased to have several Gold Sponsors in the form of Harmony, CanEx Jamaica, Eco Equity and Yah Man!
Harmony is a worldwide pioneer in hemp and CBD products. Can Ex Jamaica are the genius hosts behind the annual international B2B event for industry experts, investors, legal experts, farmers, researchers, physicians and others in cannabis. Eco Equity work in conjunction with the Zimbabwe Ministry of Health to develop medicinal cannabis for distribution internationally while Yah Man! produce a wide range of CBD-based drinks including a premium beer and sports drink.
Need for standards
The CBD industry has soared in recent years and could be worth as much as $16 billion by 2025 according to New York-based investment bank Cowen & Co., whereas cannabis industry analysts the Brightfield Group says the industry is on track to reach $22 billion by 2022.
Despite this, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has not set standards for quality, content and marketing, leaving consumers to do their own research. This is dangerous as without regulation there is more risk of cost-cutting and a loss of integrity.
“The CBD Awards will act as the gold standard of the industry.”
Low-quality CBD oils can be harmful, and in some cases, products have been found to not have any CBD in them at all. It was therefore important that an organization stepped up to guide consumers, making them aware of high-quality CBD products. The World CBD Awards aims to do exactly that through robust lab testing and careful evaluation.
James Cummiskey, Group CEO of the World CBD Awards, said: “The CBD Awards will act as the gold standard of the industry. We want brands and consumers to know that if a company has been credited with one of our prestigious awards, they have been recognized as the best of the best in their sector.”
Thirteen categories for this year’s awards
There are thirteen categories for this year’s awards, these are: Best Clinically Proven Brand, Best Social Media Campaign, Product Safety Award, Most Charitable Company, Industry Recognition Award, CBD Innovation Award, Best CBD Flower, Best Pet Range, Best Cream/Balm, Best Vape, Best Tincture, Best Edible Product and Most Loved Brand.
The event will be held at the exclusive Five Star Pullman Skipper Barcelona Hotel. Over the three days there will be a number of guest speakers, a gala dinner and several networking opportunities. This lavish event will be filled with all the movers, shakers and innovators of the health and wellbeing industry.
TEXT: James Cummiskey, World CBD Awards