Diego Pellicer - Colorado Named “Retail Dispensary Of The Year” At Cannabis Business Awards 2017

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Diego Pellicer – Colorado’s executives and employees also take home top honors

Diego Pellicer - Colorado, the premium Denver-based dispensary and brand licensee of Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc., won “Retail Dispensary of the Year” at the prestigious Cannabis Business Awards 2017 on December 7. In addition to taking the highest honor in the competitive cannabis retail category, Diego Pellicer - Colorado employees took home “Executive of the Year,” “Manager of the Year,” and “Budtender of the Year” during the ceremony held at the Denver Performing Arts Center.

“From our retail environment to our knowledgeable employees, we work hard to elevate the marijuana shopping experience, our community and the industry,” said Neil Demers, CEO, Diego Pellicer – Colorado. “I’m beyond proud of the Diego Pellicer - Colorado team for their wins tonight. It’s an honor to work alongside some of the most creative and hard-working people to be found anywhere in the cannabis industry. They have helped me achieve my goals and I’m going to continue to help them achieve theirs.”

Celebrating Industry Innovation

The Cannabis Business Awards honor cannabis professionals deserving of historical recognition and accolades for their innovation and success in the industry, celebrating outstanding achievements with industry game changers, trailblazers and cannabis thought leaders. Winners are selected by public vote in more than 30 different categories. The event was launched in 2012, the first year of legalization, in Colorado, the first state to legalize recreational cannabis. It honors individuals who have worked endless hours to save lives, create legislation, and fight for and provide patient access.

“It’s an honor to see the Diego Pellicer store in Denver recognized with these accolades. We want to congratulate this award-winning team for their tremendous effort not only at retail, but in the industry,” said Ron Throgmartin, CEO of Diego Pellicer. “This is proof of concept for the Diego Pellicer brand. As the real estate development company behind the Denver location, we strive to make Diego Pellicer a premium brand in all aspects.”

Standout Executives and Employees

Taking home honors of “Executive of the Year,” Neil Demers, CEO, is an expert in all aspects of the cannabis industry including development, growth, execution, and compliance of marijuana retail stores, commercial grow warehouses, and large-scale edible/concentrate companies. Demers’ forward thinking and expertise in business, the cannabis space, and finance allow him to understand the changing landscape of the marijuana industry that has led to the success of Diego Pellicer - Colorado.

Nicholas Jack is honored with “Manager of the Year.” Jack is a professional cannabis retail sales expert whose knowledge and physical work produced in the field is of the highest quality, accuracy, compliance and dedication. Jack has a vast knowledge of cannabis strains, their effects, proper dosages for patients, ingestion methods, and state legislature/compliance.

Diego Pellicer – Colorado employee Gladys Solis took home the 2017 “Budtender of the Year” award last night, due to her skills and knowledge in numerous facets of cannabis retail that have been honed by years of experience with administration, compliance, and budtending in the industry.

Elevating the Marijuana Experience at Retail

Diego Pellicer - Colorado is world-class dispensary that provides an elevated experience to those who appreciate or are eager to learn the subtle nuances of the finest cannabis. With its sleek fixtures, unique ambiance, helpful staff, and unrivaled product selection, Diego Pellicer – Colorado is a welcoming entrée into the world of premium marijuana for medical and recreational use.

Diego Pellicer - Colorado is located at 2949 W Alameda Ave in Denver, Colo., and is open Monday through Saturday, 9 AM - 9:45 PM and Sunday, 10 AM - 8 PM.

About Diego Pellicer - Colorado

Diego Pellicer - Colorado is an upscale dispensary and independent brand licensee based out of Denver, focused on delivering premium cannabis products to local residents through high-quality service. Learn more at https://co.diego-pellicer.com.

About Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc.

Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc. is the premium marijuana brand and retail development company. DPWW develops and leases legally compliant real estate, including turnkey cultivation and processing facilities as well as high-end, branded retail stores to licensed marijuana operators. When federally legal, DPWW is positioned to become a national, vertically integrated marijuana company. To learn more about how to become a branded Diego Pellicer retailer, cultivator or investor visit http://www.Diego-Pellicer.com.

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