With the arrival of fall comes cannabis industry awards season, and Quebec-based HEXO Corp. (TSX: HEXO; NYSE: HEXO) has snagged one of the first major trophies. 

The Grow Up Conference and Expo took place last week in Niagara Falls, Ontario to celebrate craft growers, cultivators, and research teams. 

HEXO grower Agnes Kwasniewska took home the Master Grower Of The Year award, beating out nine other nominees from Truro Herbal, WeedMDZenabis, Sundial, CannTx, and more. 

This win follows her naming as the top cultivator last year in BotaniQ’s Power 10 of the Canadian Cannabis Industry awards. Discussing this latest acknowledgement from the Grow Up Conference, Kwasniewska commented: 

I am honored to receive this award. This is great recognition for the entire cultivation team and HEXO’s focus on consistent, high-quality products.

With the Grow Up Expo Awards now over, additional cannabis-focused North American business conferences and awards shows are due to take place in the coming months.

Entries are now open for the 2019 Canadian Cannabis Awards, with applicants able to submit products through late October. The awards gala will then be held on Nov. 8 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto. 

Last year’s iterations of that awards show were dominated by the now disgraced CannTrust, which is still trying to survive a Health Canada audit after a non-licensed growing scandal. 

On the U.S. side of the business., the Cannabis Business Awards will take place in Miami on Oct. 27. That showcase will feature a number of celebrity appearances, including former Miami Dolphins football player Ricky Williams. 

In other recent HEXO Corp. news, co-founder and Chief Brand Officer Adam Miron stepped down from his position back in July. Last month the company additionally added 18 new products to its lineup available through the Ontario Cannabis Store. 

Those new product offerings include the company’s Helios dried flower, which managed to win the Best Sativa category at the O’Cannabiz 2019 Industry Awards. 

HEXO’s stock is currently trading at a price of $4.18 a share as of Tuesday morning, suffering from the same meteoric crash that all licensed cannabis producers experienced during the spring. The price has since dropped nearly in half from a high of $8.28 back in late April. 

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