Judges are selected from diverse areas of the industry to ensure a balanced representation for scoring nominees. To reflect both the community and corporate sides of the industry we choose judges from each background.
As some of the awards are by public vote, and some are selected by Cannabis Industry Awards, judging takes place on a third party platform for full accountability and fair judging.
We're delighted to have some of the industries most respected and well-known names on our judging panel - a testament to the excellent community and positive industry vibe. It's difficult to reflect the sheer depth and breadth of the industry, but as the industry expands we will expand the award categories and judges.
Ex-cop & Navy veteran
MGC Pharmaceuticals, Ltd.
Cannabis Club Australia
The Hemp Store
Epilepsy Action Australia
Miss Mary Jane
Social Media Personality
Medical Cannabis Research Australia
Delta Tetra Consultancy
Medical Cannabis Users Association
Free Cannabis Community
Industrial Hemp Association
Judge announced soon
Judges cannot vote for themselves or any businesses, products, or services they are associated with. Our independant judges receive no form of payment for their participation. Judges vote from a shortlist and their decisions are final.
Together we aim to cultivate a fair, reputable, and trustworthy industry body which we can all be proud of. Being a judge is both a privilege and a responsibility to represent our wonderfully complex industry.
Cannabis Industry Awards reserves the right to update these guidelines, and the judges themselves have input into what is included.
Our judging panel agrees to uphold the following guidelines in relation to the Judging Process and The Awards in general.
When selecting judges for The Awards, we follow a set of guidelines which help us decide who to invite. One of our main goals is to have a wide range of judges on the panel in an effort to truly represent the breadth of the industry.
We aim to have at least half a dozen judges from as many varied segments as we can, incorporating people from all areas such as medical, industrial, therapeutic, recreational, activist, community, etc.
The following criteria should only be used only as a guide. The criteria below are by no means pre-requisites, but rather, best represents our efforts to select the most appropriate judges for The Awards who will uphold its integrity. Cannabis itself has suffered from bad reputation and misrepresentation for long enough, and our hope is to avoid this with The Awards.
We acknowledge that some animosity has existed between various parties within the industry - such as between the corporate and activist parts. However, we want to lean towards being an inclusive and forgiving force for good - furthering the cause for everyone, and celebrating our wonderfully complex industry to the rest of Australia, and indeed to the world.