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Clio and High Times Announce Inaugural Clio Cannabis Jury 

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CLIO AND HIGH TIMES ANNOUNCE INAUGURAL CLIO CANNABIS JURY

Golden Globe Nominee and Co-Founder of Houseplant Evan Goldberg, Anomaly & dosist Founding Partner Jason DeLand, Founder & CEO of Crowns Agency Rebecca Brown, Creative Director-at-Large of Burton Snowboards and Co-Founder of Camp High Greg Dacyshyn and More to Decide the Winners of the First-Ever Clio Cannabis Awards

NEW YORK—(September 18, 2019)— Clio Cannabis, the new joint venture from Clio and High Times celebrating the creators at the forefront of cannabis marketing and communications, today announced its inaugural jury. The esteemed group of executives, many of whom left leadership positions at mainstream fashion and lifestyle companies to establish some of the world’s leading cannabusinesses, will decide which entries will earn the first-ever Clio Cannabis awards.

"As the cannabis industry evolves, brands will lead its development. How those brands create and market in this space is vital for the industry to explore and understand, especially given the regulatory constraints,” said Jason DeLand, Founding Partner, dosist / Anomaly.  “In my view, there is no better category to showcase fresh strategic and creative choices and I hope this new awards program will encourage the creative community to rise to the challenge.”

The jury will meet on November 18 in Los Angeles to evaluate the new program’s submissions across multiplatform categories and determine the work that will set the barometer for excellence in the rapidly expanding and highly specialized cannabis industry. The winners will be revealed at the first annual Clio Cannabis awards on November 20 from NeueHouse in Los Angeles.

The 2019 Clio Cannabis award recipients will be decided by:

  • Lisa Buffo, Founder & CEO, Cannabis Marketing Association

  • Olivia Mannix, Founder & CEO, Cannabrand

  • Greg Dacyshyn, Co-Founder, Camp High

  • Rebecca Brown, Founder & CEO, Crowns Agency

  • Jason White, CMO, Cura Partners

  • Jason DeLand, Founding Partner, dosist / Anomaly

  • Elizabeth Hogan, VP of Brands, GCH, Inc.

  • Anne-Marie Dacyshyn, CMO, GSW Creative Corp

  • Evan Goldberg, Co-Founder, Houseplant

  • Tommy Means, Founder & CCO, Mekanism

  • Darren Romanelli, Founder, StreetVirus

The winners will be revealed at the first annual Clio Cannabis awards, hosted by former NBA player John Salley, on November 20 from NeueHouse in Los Angeles. Salley is best known as a four-time NBA-championship winning power forward with the Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls, and Los Angeles Lakers. Following his retirement from basketball, he cofounded Deuces 22, a premium cannabis brand offering organic dry flower, prerolls, and topicals, with his daughter Tyla.

Clio Cannabis is currently accepting submission in the Advocacy, Brand Design, Digital/Mobile, Film/Video, Partnerships & Collaborations, Print & Out of Home, Product Design, Social Media and Social Good mediums. For information, submission deadlines and to enter work, visit www.cliocannabisawards.com.

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About Clio

The Clio Awards is the premier international awards competition for the creative business. Founded in 1959 to celebrate creative excellence in advertising, Clio today honors the work and talent at the forefront of the advertising, sports, fashion, music, entertainment, cannabis and health care industries. Clio recognizes the world’s most innovative work annually at Clio Sports in May, the Clio Awards in September, which includes Clio Music; at the Clio Entertainment Awards and the Clio Cannabis in November; and online with Clio Fashion & Beauty and Clio Health.  Noting the diverse and ever-changing creative landscape, Clio acquired and revamped global ad database Ads of the World and re-launched its content platform musebycl.io in 2018, to celebrate creativity 365 days a year.

About High Times

For more than 44 years, High Times has been the world’s most well-known cannabis brand – championing the lifestyle and educating the masses on the benefits of this natural flower. From humble beginnings as a counterculture lifestyle publication, High Times has evolved into hosting industry-leading events like the Cannabis Cup and the High Times Business Summit, while providing digital TV and social networks, globally distributed merchandise, international licensing deals, and millions of fans and supporters across the globe. In the world of Cannabis, High Times is the arbiter of quality.

For more information on High Times visit http://www.hightimes.com.
For High Times financial information visit http://www.hightimesinvestor.com.

Contact

Sheena Bermingham

Director of Public Relations, Clio

Sheena.Bermingham@ClioAwards.com

917-258-0373

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