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August 26, 2015 07:30 ET

Vancouver Company Brings Together Dispensaries and Licensed Producers in Second Annual Canadian Cannabis Awards

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Aug. 26, 2015) - Lift Cannabis Co. (www.liftcannabis.ca) is pleased to announce that voting has officially opened for the second annual Canadian Cannabis Awards. The first of its kind in Canada, the awards provide an opportunity for patients from coast to coast to vote for their favourite medical marijuana strains, licensed producers, dispensaries, smoke shops, cannabis-focused medical clinics, and more. The Canadian Cannabis Awards are unique in that they're the first to combine voting on products grown by licensed producers from within Health Canada's federally regulated system, as well as those offered by dispensaries (which operate in a grey area outside of this system).

A special Cannabis Crusader award will also be handed out to an individual who has made significant contributions to the progression of cannabis knowledge, access, research, or acceptance. This year's nominees are Owen Smith, who recently won a Supreme Court of Canada decision that made medical cannabis legal in all forms; Mandy McKnight, the mother of a child suffering from Dravet Syndrome who has campaigned for greater access to cannabis oils and other derivatives for children suffering from seizures; Jamie Shaw, a longtime Vancouver-based activist who has worked relentlessly to support medical cannabis dispensaries and provide policy recommendations to the media, government officials, health practitioners, and educators; and Jonathan Zaid, the Waterloo, Ontario student and patient-rights advocate who successfully fought for and received insurance coverage for his medical marijuana.

The goal of the Canadian Cannabis Awards is to recognize and celebrate the leaders in Canada's rapidly growing medical marijuana industry. It also provides an opportunity to bring together an often disparate community of patients and stakeholders who exist and operate in different systems of access.

Tyler Sookochoff, founder of Lift, said of the awards, "We launched the first Canadian Cannabis Awards this time last year with the simple goal of providing patients from across Canada with a voice - but beyond that, we didn't quite know what to expect. The response we got was amazing and the awards received national attention. The awards are becoming a key component in furthering the industry in terms of recognizing the quality, credibility, professionalism and impact on patients that many Canadian cannabis businesses provide."

The public can vote by visiting www.canadiancannabisawards.com. Voting closes October 7 and the winners will be announced October 14.

About Lift:

Lift is a Vancouver-based patient services provider that makes exploring, purchasing, and consuming medical marijuana easier for Canadians. www.liftcannabis.ca.

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