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Global Cannabis Times Named a Finalist for 2022 Folio Eddie & Ozzie Awards

GCT’s sister publication INSTORE is also up for two Folio publishing honors




The Folio Eddie & Ozzie Awards winners will be announced on Sept. 13, 2022 in New York City. PHOTO COURTESY FOLIO

MONTCLAIR, NJ (August 8, 2022) – Global Cannabis Times is a finalist for a prestigious Folio Eddie award as one of the top new B2B print magazines launched in the past year.

Global Cannabis Times, a production of founding partners SmartWork Media, Zuber Lawler and Global Go, published its inaugural issue in April 2022. The magazine, which also produces the website, joins National Nut Grower (Great American Publishing) and H&V Magazine (Cone Health/H&V Magazine, Ethos Creative Group) as a finalist in the Eddie Award category of “Best Magazine Launch > B2B.”

Folio, the “bible of the magazine publishing industry,” on Friday announced the finalists for the 2022 Eddie & Ozzie Awards. The prestigious awards program celebrates excellence in editorial (Eddie Awards) and design (Ozzie Awards) in the publishing industry. More than 1,300 entries were received across nearly 170 categories for this year’s edition. Finalists represent the highest scoring entries per category, adjudicated by qualified editorial and design professionals, the NYC-based publisher said in a statement.

The Global Cannabis Times editorial team is led by editor-in-chief Damon Poeter and SmartWork group design editor Victor Cantal, under the guidance of SmartWork group editorial director David Squires. The magazine’s mission is to fill each issue with a digestible mix of global cannabis marketplace analysis and insights from industry leaders, as well as in-the-trenches tips and ideas for dispensary operators and their employees.

“It’s extremely gratifying to have a brand new publication recognized in a very competitive category by such a prestigious awards organization right out of the gate,” said SmartWork Media publisher and CEO Matthijs Braakman. “It’s a great signal of the strength of our partnership with Zuber Lawler and Global Go. And it’s a terrific nod to how hard we worked to make Global Cannabis Times a fresh, useful magazine for cannabis industry owners, operators, investors and professionals.”

SmartWork’s multi-award-winning INSTORE magazine for U.S. jewelry retailers is also up for a pair of Eddie & Ozzie Awards. The GCT sister publication’s editorial team led by editor-in-chief Trace Shelton is a finalist for an Eddie in the B2B category of Instructional/How-To articles for “Lean” (February 2022, by Chris Burslem). INSTORE’s design team is up for an Ozzie for Feature Design for “Holiday Whoppers” (December 2021, by Eileen McClelland).


“In a digital age, content is everywhere. Individuals have more options when it comes to the content they consume on a daily basis,” Folio publisher Bill Amstutz said. “The Eddie & Ozzie Awards place the spotlight on leading editorial and design talents for their exceptional work. They are creators of the most thoughtful, in-depth and engaging content that breaks through the noise and their communities are highly engaged. The Eddie & Ozzie Awards is a celebration of their exceptional talent and often inspire innovation in media.”

Winners of the 2022 Eddie & Ozzie Awards will be announced at an Awards Gala on Sept. 13 at the City Winery in New York City.

Co-founding partners of Global Cannabis Times also include Axess Ventures Mexico, FlowerHire, NexTec Group and Schindlers Attorneys.

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ABOUT SMARTWORK MEDIA: SmartWork Media is dedicated to the idea that business media should strive to inform, excite and inspire business readers, and that a good business magazine can (and should) have the energy and compulsive readability of a top consumer publication.

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Damon Poeter
Editor-in-Chief, Global Cannabis Times
(415) 948-7624




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