The shortlist for the Cannabiz Awards for Australia and New Zealand 2024 has been revealed with almost 100 entries going forward to the second round.

Biortica Agrimed/Green Farmers led the way with nine shortlisted entries, followed by Astrid Dispensary & Specialty Clinic with seven and Cann I Help/Medcan Australia and Tasmanian Botanics with six each.

Other notable achievements included ECS Botanics scoring five nominations and Australian Natural Therapeutics Group securing four. Helius Therapeutics led the way from across the Tasman with two.

In the first round, the judges independently scrutinised each entry to determine whether they should go forward to the next stage.

In the second round, each jury will meet on a video call to discuss the shortlisted entries before casting their votes for the winners.

The awards will be presented at a gala dinner on the evening of May 30 at Zinc, Federation Square, Melbourne hosted by a special guest MC to be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets (with discounted rates for Premium members) go on sale tomorrow. Last year’s event was a sell out.

The full shortlist is below.

Clinic of the Year 

Astrid Clinic
Cann I Help
Heyday Medical
MediCann Clinics
MediGreen Clinic

Dispensary/Pharmacy of the Year

Astrid Dispensary
Cann I Help Dispensary
Green Life Clinics & Dispensaries
MediGreen Dispensary
My Botanical Dispensary
RAYS Wellness

Best Patient-Focused Initiative 

The Driving Forward Campaign – Astrid
COMPASSionate Access Program – Australian Medicinal Cannabis Association
Greencare Wellness Experts – Greencare Clinics
Scripts – honahlee
Compassionate Access Scheme – Little Green Pharma
Compassionate Access Program – Medcan Australia
Pioneering Patient Equity Through Compassionate Access – Rua Bioscience

Environmental, Social & Governance Award

Biortica Agrimed
ECS Botanics

Launch of the Year 

OMG Topical Pain Relief Salve – OMG Pharma
Stanley Brothers
Strain Specific Vapes – Tasmanian Botanics

Hemp Product of the Year

Cannabella Hemp Jelly – Cannabella
Hemp Oz Sleep Tea – Hemp OZ, an OZ Medicann Group Company
Australian Hemp Posts – Riverlands

R&D Project of the Year

The Solace Vape – Australian Natural Therapeutics Group
Bod BioAbsorb 27.5mg Soft-gel Capsules – Bod Science
QUEST Initiative – Little Green Pharma

Cultivator of the Year

Australian Natural Therapeutics Group
ECS Botanics
Green Farmers
Tasmanian Botanics

Manufacturer of the Year

Australian Natural Therapeutics Group
Helius Therapeutics
Medcan Australia
Tasmanian Botanics

Best Place to Work

ECS Botanics
Green Farmers
Kind Medical
Tasmanian Botanics

Best Industry Newcomer

Bronte Jade – Nova Therapeutics
Kishan Patel – Green Life Clinics & Dispensaries
Daniel Rooney – OXINS Risk Solutions
Kathleen Ward – Biortica Agrimed

Prescribing Healthcare Practitioner of the Year

Dr Priya Ayyar – Heyday Medical
Lisa Dick, Nurse Practitioner – Health104
Dr Orit Holtzman – Leura Wellness
Dr Mihindu Jayasuriya – Independent 
Dr Laurence Kemp – Cann I Help
Dr Shu Ng – Astrid Clinic
Dr Bianca Webb-Pullman – MediGreen Clinic

Nurse of the Year  

Ginny Connell – Heyday Medical
Sarah Harding – Cann I Help
Danielle Holloway – CDA Clinics
Olivia Lackmann – Astrid Clinic
Deb Ranson – Australian Medicinal Cannabis Association

Cannabiz Award for Innovation

Biortica Agrimed
Zero Waste Cannabidiol Dermal Patches – Encapsolutions
Humacology House
Humacology oils
OMG Pharma

Best Use of Technology

Marvel Machine by Kierton Technologies – Green Farmers
RAYS Wellness Online Patient Portal & App – RAYS Wellness
CanView – Vitura Health

Cannabiz Award for Industry Advancement

OMG Pharma
Emily Rigby
Australian Medicinal Cannabis Symposium – United in Compassion

Cannabiz Award for Industry Collaboration

Project Unity – Biortica Agrimed
CBD Vets Australia
MedTEC Pharma

Best Education or Engagement Initiative

Australian & New Zealand College of Cannabinoid Practitioners
Little Green Pharma

Medical Science Liaison Team of the Year

Kind Medical

Start-up Company of the Year

Breathe Life Sciences
Green Life Clinics & Dispensaries
Medical Cannabis Australia (MCA)

Company of the Year

Biortica Agrimed
ECS Botanics
Little Green Pharma
MedReleaf Australia
Tasmanian Botanics

Business Leader of the Year

Dirk Beelen, Chief Commercial Officer – MedTEC Pharma
Matt Cantelo, Founder & Chief Executive Officer – Australian Natural Therapeutics Group
Carmen Doran, Chief Executive Officer – Helius Therapeutics
Dan Howard, Chief Executive Officer – Tasmanian Botanics
Lisa Nguyen, Founder & Chief Executive Officer – Astrid
Nan-Maree Schoerie, Managing Director – ECS Botanics
Tom Varga, Managing Director & Co-founder – Biortica Agrimed
Lisa Varley, Chief Executive Officer – The Entourage Effect & MiDispensary

As well as announcing the shortlist today, Cannabiz welcomes new sponsors Humacology and the Stanley Brothers and thanks them – and all our partners – for their support.

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  1. What a fantastic list! Exciting to see so many nominations and so many on the shortlist. Looking forward to the big night!