Diego Pellicer Receives National Honors for the “Most Valuable Brand of the Year” and the “Best Retail Center” at the 2018 National Cannabis Business Awards

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Diego Pellicer Receives National Honors for the “Most Valuable Brand of the Year”and the “Best Retail Center” at the 2018 National Cannabis Business Awards

DENVER (Dec. 6, 2018) –Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc. (OTCQB: DPWW) the premium marijuana brand and management company, today announced that Diego Pellicer took top national honors at the 2018 Cannabis Business Awards, receiving two CBA Globe awards in the sought-after categories of retail and branding.

Diego Pellicer was awarded “Most Valuable Brand of the Year” beating out tough national competition including MedMen™, The Clinic, Lightshade and Olio. Diego was also honored as the “Best Retail Center” for the second year in a row, defeating other highly regarded names including LiveWell, The Clinic, The Green Solutions, Euflora and Kind Love.

“The Cannabis Business Awards are the most prestigious awards in the multi-billion dollar cannabis industry. This is such an honor for Diego Pellicer,” said Ron Throgmartin, CEO of Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc. “We’ve known the power of Diego’s premium brand and progressive business model – these two CBA Globe awards demonstrate that Diego customers appreciate the world-class experience that Diego Pellicer provides and the industry recognizes our leading mana ement model.”

CBA Globes Presented at Exclusive Event in Colorado

The CBA Globe awards were presented to Throgmartin and Neil Demers, CEO of Diego Pellicer – Colorado, at an exclusive evening event at the Hilton Ballroom in downtown Denver on December 5, 2018. The red carpet event was packed with the top business executives, trailblazers and thought leaders in the cannabis industry.

“This is monumental. These awards are the pinnacle of the profession, recognizing the best of the best,” said Demers. “The premium Diego Pellicer branded stores feature the finest products, hospitality level quality service in an approachable, world-class environment. We are truly honored to have been nominated by so many and to receive two prestigious CBA Globe Awards.”

Since 2011, Chloe Villano and Clover Leaf have been producing the Cannabis Business Awards to honor cannabis professionals deserving of historical recognition and esteemed accolades for industry progression and innovation. The national Cannabis Business Awards are presented to cannabis industry businesses, individuals and organizations in both medical and recreational sectors, as well as ancillary industries.

CONTACTS:

Suzanne Herrick, Fedoruk & Associates, Inc., 612-247-3079, suzanne@fedorukinc.com

Nello Gonfiantini, Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc., 775-690-2188, nello@diego-pellicer.com

Neil Demers, Diego Pellicer Colorado, 720-937-9073, neil@diego-pellicer.com

URLS:                      www.diego-pellicer.com; www.cbaglobes.com

About Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc. (OTCQB: DPWW)

Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc. is the premium marijuana brand and management company. In addition to its branded locations in Colorado and Washington, the company actively seeks to develop and manage high-end, turnkey cannabis retail stores. When federally legal, DPWW is positioned to become a national, vertically integrated marijuana company. To learn more about how to become a branded Diego Pellicer retailer, cultivator or investor visit www.Diego-Pellicer.com.

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