Kelowna's Starbuds wins national award

With the birth of a new business sector comes annual conferences, expos and award shows. The cannabis industry is no exception.

It was a sold out gala for the O'Cannabiz awards in Toronto last week and Kelowna's Starbuds won Start-up of the Year.

Starbuds President Dave Martyn says, "Nice little win to validate some of the hard work we've been doing and ultimately exemplifies what's happening in Kelowna in the cannabis industry, a lot of good start-ups and companies in development. We're quite proud of it."

Martyn says with the growth of the marijuana industry across the country since legalization, Starbuds was up against some rapidly growing companies also playing on the national stage.