For All | February 13, 2024

LeafLink List 2023 Winners Announced: Honoring Cannabis Industry’s Top brands, Retailers, And Innovators

New York, New York, February 13, 2024 — LeafLink, the cannabis industry’s leading wholesale marketplace, is proud to unveil the winners of the LeafLink List 2023 award which recognizes top-performing customers and products on the platform. This year, 158 outstanding winners from 10 states have been revealed in the categories of Brands, Retailers, Products, and Industry Innovators. A full readout of the winners can be found here

The LeafLink List awards are a way to celebrate the passionate community of extremely hardworking, innovative people that make cannabis so unique,” said Artie Minson, CEO of LeafLink. “The cannabis industry has so much potential and looking at the list of winners, it’s incredible to see so many businesses bringing their visions to life. We’re proud to be part of this community and help support its growth.”

The LeafLink List winners were chosen based on a data analysis from the period of January 1, 2023, to September 30, 2023. Cannabis operators in the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Oregon were examined for their exceptional performance and innovation across four main categories: Brands, Retailers, Products, and LeafLink Innovators. 

In the category of Brands, awards were given across segments including Top Brands, Fastest Growing Brands, and Community Favorite Brands. These are the visionaries and tastemakers who have captivated the market with their unique, high-quality, and creative products. Retailers have been celebrated for their achievements, with accolades such as Top Retailers, Fastest Growing Retailers, and Community Favorite Retailers shining a light on their integral role in the cannabis ecosystem. The Top Selling Products were highlighted in six core categories including cartridges, concentrates, edibles, flower, pre-rolls, and topicals. 

LeafLink List 2023 also celebrates those pushing the envelope in cannabis innovation with the LeafLink Innovator category. These awards recognized businesses with unique strengths or characteristics, from superusers of LeafLink solutions, to innovative ancillary companies, to social equity license owners.


To celebrate the honorees, LeafLink worked in collaboration with the New York-based artist Cekis to create custom artwork that each winner will receive. Numbered and signed, this artistic representation of the cannabis industry was created as a thank you to our customers for their passion for cannabis and creativity in their work. 

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About LeafLink:
Founded in 2016, LeafLink is on a mission to power B2B cannabis with trusted technology and services designed for the unique needs of cannabis businesses. Our leading wholesale marketplace has over 12,000 brands, retailers, and distributors on it, helping them seamlessly connect with each other. Beyond our marketplace, LeafLink offers an array of integrated solutions that simplify and optimize running a business. From secure payment options to B2B advertising, from data analytics to third-party integrations like seed-to-sale tracking, LeafLink brings together vital tools under one platform.

About Cekis:
Cekis is a NYC based graffiti artist born in Santiago Chile. He began painting and creating graffiti on the streets in the early 1990s gaining notoriety for his vibrant murals. Cekis is considered to be one of the pioneers of the South American graffiti movement. 

As part of the emerging artistic renaissance that followed, graffiti became a way to form his own distinctly Chilean interpretation of the new influences he was experiencing. Painting in public spaces would continue to direct the trajectory of his career, and in 2004, he left for NYC. While in Brooklyn, his work began to take on a life of its own. Both his studio and larger-scale work often explore the tension between man-made and natural laws, shining a light on both his Latin American and graffiti roots while reflecting the interconnectedness of the human experience. Named by Complex Magazine in 2013 as one of the 50 most influential street artists of all time, he has exhibited in galleries worldwide, while staying true to his first love, public mural projects. 

He has played a vital role in developing Chile’s street art scene, and his work continues to inspire young artists around the world.

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