Tokyo Smoke wins Best Brand at inaugural Canadian Cannabis Awards

TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired – December 04, 2017) – Tokyo Smoke, a leading cannabis lifestyle brand, was awarded Brand of the Year at the inaugural Canadian Cannabis Awards gala, held on Nov. 30 in Toronto. The prestigious award recognizes Tokyo Smoke’s impact on the industry over the past year, through exceptional storytelling, consistently applied brand elements and novel approach to branding in the industry. Brand of the Year was a Special Category award determined by Lift, with additional consideration from a public vote. Other contenders for the award include industry heavyweight Canopy Growth Co., Canada’s largest licensed producer, Supreme Pharmaceuticals, one of Canada’s most recognized cannabis brands, and Maitri Leaf, a Canadian company providing cannabis accessories and education.

“We are honoured and humbled to be recognized by our peers with this award,” said Josh Lyon, Head of Marketing and Partnerships. “We have an incredible team that is committed to creating an inclusive community, one that fosters both conversation and education. With Canada leading the global cannabis movement, we look forward to doing our part to ensure Canada remains the example for how to usher in a safe, thoughtful industry.”Tokyo Smoke joined more than 800 guests in the industry, including licensed producers, investors, media and industry representatives, at the gala event hosted by historic venue The Carlu last week.

Tokyo Smoke is a leading Canadian cannabis lifestyle brand, with coffee and retail shops throughout Toronto and imminent expansion to Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Tokyo Smoke recently announced the completion of its Series B funding efforts, resulting in more than $10 million in capital raised.

About Tokyo Smoke:
Tokyo Smoke is an award-winning lifestyle brand that brings sophistication and design to the cannabis space. With immersive experiences and design led retail spaces selling coffee, clothing and designer products, Tokyo Smoke is developing an international reputation as the go-to destination for luxurious, creative offerings within the industry. With the completion of its Series B funding, resulting in approximately $10 million in total raised capital, the acquisition of fellow designer cannabis brand Van der Pop, partnering with Aphria Inc. (TSX: APH) (OTCQB: APHQF) and WeedMD (TSX VENTURE: WMD), Tokyo Smoke continues to be the leading Canadian brand in the cannabis space. Tokyo Smoke will expand into Alberta in 2017 and throughout Canada in 2018.

Instagram: @tokyosmoke
Facebook: /tsmokecoffee

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