We are happy to announce the finalists for our 6th annual Cannatank Competition. Cannatank is a competition that invites aspiring cannabis business owners submit their ideas for an opportunity to win $1,000 in start-up assistance, one on one brand consultation with National Cannabis Festival’s PR agency, High Street PR and much more. All Cannatank finalists receive 1 VIP pass to this year’s National Cannabis Festival. 

This year’s application pool was full of brilliant ideas from cannabis entrepreneurs ranging from the culinary arts to fashion and even technology. First, weed like to thank everyone who took the time to formulate and submit ideas. Every one of you is contributing to making the cannabis community a space where all of us are represented and our needs are met in various forms. 

Finalists are invited to make a 5 minute “elevator pitch” at the festival and answer questions from our selection committee. The winner of Cannatank will be determined at the festival in our Culture Pavilion by our judges as well as audience applause. 

Meet our finalists:


Happy ZA filters are filter tips designed to reduce the amount of toxins consumers inhale while smoking without drastically altering the experience of smoking. Happy ZA filters aims to create a health and environmentally conscious approach to smoking. These filters tips are made with biodegradable filters and consist of activated charcoals and zeolites. Happy ZA was inspired by a study conducted at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute that found smoke related toxic chemicals in the blood and urine of cannabis smokers and higher rates of these toxic chemicals with cannabis consumers that also use tobacco. 


What’s In my Weed is a THT Home Pesticide/Toxin App and kit that’s goal is to ensure a safer, more informed consumption by testing the toxin and pesticide levels of hemp or cannabis flower. The kit would include a strip sample test which will have an adaptor that can be connected to an Android, iPhone, PC or MAC. What’s in My Weed wants to give the consumer the tool to understand the toxin level and give them the autonomy to decide whether they want to consume.


Upling is a CBD/Cannabis Dispensary Delivery app connecting cannabis consumers with dispensaries in the DC and Maryland area. It’s a user-friendly app that allows customers to input their zip code and find the dispensary’s in their area. Their goal is to create an enjoyable customer experience that is safe, sleek, easily accessible and simple. 


Introducing High Buddy, a note taking app for Cannabis users to help them record their “high-idea”’s during their cannabis consumption time. Highbuddy learns about the consumer’s cannabis consumption habits and utilizes this information to record any ideas they may have and reminds them of their idea later via push notification. Highbuddy is a gentle yet effective approach to increasing productivity during and post cannabis consumption.

Join us at 3:15pm in the Culture Pavilion to see our finalists share their pitches!