Grow Up, a Canadian cannabis conference that focuses on connecting the industry’s growers and tradespeople, is introducing a new award show to their end-of-summer conference.
The Grow Up Awards Gala will be going down on September 12, at the Greg Frewin Theatre in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Nominations for the awards ceremony are now open to individuals and companies in the industry. Award hopefuls can nominate themselves, or others, right up until August 2, 2019, with all the winners being announced at the awards ceremony.
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“It is time we celebrated the talented individuals working behind the scenes to ensure the flower (and its byproducts) are all above standard,” said Randy Rowe, president of Grow Up, in a press release.
“The awards gala aims to shine a light on the great work happening locally and abroad for this industry of ours.”
The night will be hosted by appropriately named, Cash Cab host and comedian Adam Growe, with a performance by the ‘International Grand Champion of Magic,’ Greg Frewin.
There will also be numerous panels and speakers on site to help educate attendees.
“What we do with our sessions, we’ll have over 120 speakers, experts in cultivation and cannabis,” Rowe told Grow over the phone. “One of the things that we do is we dive deeper in with a couple of our technical sessions.
“When we talked about things like photobiology, genetics extraction, living soil. So really, it’s about educating and learning and collaborating and [making] the community stronger, getting stronger. So we’ve got our regular panels that are being held on the Thursday, which is part of our VIP conference. And then as part of that conference, we also have these technical sessions here a little bit longer in nature, but a little bit more in-depth.”
As another first for the annual conference a man the release calls the “Guru of Ganja,” Ed Rosenthal, a longtime cannabis advocate and grower will be inducted into the Grower Hall of Fame.
Rowe also says more speakers will be announced closer to the conference.
Tickets for the event are available online for $185.