We're Pleased to Announce the 2019 CannaTank Finalists

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Weed like to announce the CannaTank finalists for 2019 4/20 weekend! 

CannaTank is a contest designed to help cannabis entrepreneurs get off the ground with $1,000 in start-up assistance, business consultations and more. 

This year a wide variety of business ideas were submitted for consideration. Our first round judges reviewed each idea and based scores on a few different criteria:

  • Is this idea unique/original?

  • Does this idea contribute to the community in some way?

  • Is this idea operation under local and/or federal laws?

Our top 5 applicants have been notified and now they have just a few days to prepare a “4 minute elevator pitch” to be delivered in the CannaTank Final Round taking place at 2pm in the Weedmaps Education Pavilion


Daniel Wallace: DC Peace Cleaners

Tahir H. Johnson:  CannaBison 1867

Ayanna Lawson: Front Row Travels

Candy Schibli: Interstellar Cannabanoid Coffee

Phil Hedgeman: Blunt Factz, DC’s Cannabis Game Show

See below for the full prize package and list of expert judges:

Prize Package:

  • $1000.00 in start-up assistance

  • One-on-One business consultation with Denver Relief Consulting

  • One-on-One brand consultation with National Cannabis Festival's PR agency, High Street PR

  • VIP Pass for the NCF on 4/20

  • And more!

First Round Judges:

Harrison BaumDaily High Club

Ice Dawson, AKA Cannabis Socialite, TheWeedHead.com

Rose DonnaThe Dew Drop Inn 

Ru JohnsonRouxBlack

Mark NagibPink Fox

Ronit PintoHoneysuckle Magazine

Phone Homie

Paul SaundersMezz Brands

Vanessa WestMetropolitan Wellness Center

Finals Judges:

Michael Bobo, Owner, National Holistic Healing Center

Marisa Escudero, Owner, Lucy’s Lozenges and 2017 CannaTank Winner

Kayvan Khalatbari
, Partner, Denver Relief Consulting

Shanel Lindsay, CEO, Ardent Cannabis & Massachusetts Cannabis Advisory Board and 2016 CannaTank Winner

Come on out a cast your vote and help us select the 2019 CannaTank winner!

Caroline Phillips