Over 150 exhibitors descended upon Birmingham’s Hemp and CBD Expo this month to showcase the newest innovations in the CBD and hemp sphere. Among the exhibitors, a lucky few went on to be recognized in the prestigious Hemp and CBD Magazine Awards.
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With a diverse range of awards from Best Edible to Best Paraphernalia, the clear heavy hitters of the night included Green Stem, LITT by IVG and Lit Element who ranked in several categories. Check out all the winners of the Birmingham Hemp and CBD Expo events awards below.
3rd Herbl – Sweet Chilli Pepper and Tomato Chutney
2nd Almighty Foods – Raw CBD Chocolate
1st CBD FX – Hemp Gummies
The Best Edible category saw a diverse range of CBD-infused products, from classic gummy bears to slightly more health-conscious products. Herbl’s vegan sweet chilli and tomato chutney infused with 80 mg of CBD placed in third, while the raw CBD chocolate from Almighty Foods ranked in second place. Ultimately, CBD FX’s broad-spectrum CBD gummies came out on top, thanks to their diverse range of CBD gummies infused with lemon, berry, turmeric and spirulina.
Best CBD Oil
3rd LITT (IVG) – Hemp CBD Tincture
2nd Natra – CBD Oil Citrus Flavour
1st Green Stem – CBD Oral Drops Black Cherry
UK brand Green Stem’s delectable black cherry flavoured CBD drops took first place in the Best CBD Oil category, which are available in 300 mg to 2000 mg concentrations. Natra ranked in second place for their citrus flavour CBD oil, and LITT by IVG came in third for their hemp CBD tincture.
3rd Natra – Rescue Balm
2nd BNatural – Face Oil
2nd CBD Fx – Charcoal Face Mask
1st Doctors Greens – CBD Balm
As the CBD cosmetics industry continues to grow, this popularity was reflected in a category that had not one, but two second-place awards. Natra’s Rescue Balm infused with lavender and eucalyptus oil ranked in third place, while BNatural’s organic rosehip and jojoba facial oil tied with the brightening CBD and charcoal face mask from CBD Fx. The multi-use CBD balm from Doctors Greens came out on top.
3rd Green Stem – CBD Vaping Liquid Wild Berry
2nd LITT (IVG) – CBD Vape Juice Bubble Gum
1st Doctor Vape – Vape Juice Strawberry
The Best Inhaleable’s category proved that UK vapers still have a major sweet tooth when it comes to choosing vaping liquids. Doctor Vape’s strawberry flavoured CBD vape juice took home first place, closely followed by the IVG bubble gum CBD-infused vape juice. Green Stem’s Wild Berry CBD vape juice took 3rd place.
The Best Extract category featured one of the more diverse selections of any product category, showing the sheer breadth of possibility within the UK CBD and hemp sphere. Using a “bespoke, organic alcohol extraction method”, Advanced Biotech engineered their innovative, full-spectrum raw CBD extract hemp paste which landed in third place. British Cannabis’ ultra-potent 75% CBD Distillate came in second, while LVWell’s broad-spectrum CBD extract nabbed first place.
3rd LITT (IVG) hemp CBD additive
2nd Green Stem – Gift Boxes
1st MRP – hemp packaging solutions
The Best Packaging prize was dominated by winners from several other categories, showcasing the companies that offer customers a truly unique buying experience. LITT by IVG came in third place for their hemp CBD additive packaging, while Green Stem ranked in second place for their deluxe gift boxes. Family-owned MRP from Nottingham took home first place for their hemp packaging solutions.
2nd BSB Genetics
In the Best Seedbank category, veteran company Dinafem ranked in third place for their range of indica and sativa seeds. Bristol producers BSB Genetics ranked in second place, while cannabis seed superstore Attitude Seedbank rightfully grabbed first place for their extensive range of brands from all over the world.
3rd Lit Element – Tins
2nd Pura Vida – Trimming Machine
1st Urban Extracts – Freeze Dryer
As you can guess, the ‘Innovation’ category featured some of the most exciting developments in hemp technology to land on the market. Lit Element’s Tins ranked in third place, while Pura Vida’s herbal trimming machine grabbed second place. Urban Extract’s outstanding freeze dryer was awarded first place, as the ultimate kitchen gadget for home growers and produce lovers alike.
3rd Lit Element – Pods
2nd Zaam – Bongs
1st Lookah – The Seahorse
The Seahorse dab pen from Lookah was awarded first place in the Best Paraphernalia category, proving that concentrates are still one of the most popular vaping materials on the UK market. Zaam ranked in second place for their extensive range of bongs and water pipes, while Lit Element came in third for their vaping pods.
3rd LITT (IVG)
2nd CBD Fx
1st Lit Element
As major players across all categories, LITT by IVG, CBD Fx and Lit Element all ranked in the Best Branding Category, with Lit Element grabbing the top spot.
3rd Marry Jane
1st Lit Element
For the Best Stand category, Lit Element grabbed yet another first place, totalling three awards in total. GenCanna followed up in second place, while Swiss CBD producers Marry Jane ranked in third.