cbdMD’s Paw CBD Brand Honored with ‘Dog Calming Product of the Year’ by Pet Independent Innovation Awards

Annual Awards Program Honors Innovative Products and Companies in the Growing Pet Care Market



cbdMD, Inc. (NYSE American: YCBD, YCBD PR A) (the “Company”), one of the leading and most highly trusted and recognized cannabidiol (CBD) brands, announced today that its CBD pet products brand, Paw CBD, has been awarded ‘2020 Dog Calming Product of the Year’ by the Pet Independent Innovation Awards. Run by the Independent Innovation Awards organization, a leading industry recognition platform honoring the most innovative companies and products in the world, the Pet Independent Innovation Awards recognizes the top companies, services, and products in the pet industry today. Paw CBD is a hemp-derived, veterinarian-formulated pet product line powered by cbdMD, featuring a variety of chewables, treats, and tinctures that are convenient for daily use for dogs and cats, available in varying strengths and formulas.

Paw CBD’s veterinarian-formulated CBD Calming Chews are flavored with real turkey, serving as a tasty treat for pets, while also maintaining overall health and wellness. To support a sense of calm and manage signs of common daily stress, Paw CBD Calming Chews include soothing ingredients for extra comfort and care: L-Tryptophan, Chamomile, and Passion Flower. Paw CBD Calming Chews come in a tempting turkey flavor dogs can’t resist and are currently offered in three strengths (150 mg, 300 mg, and 600 mg) for controlled serving options.

“Pets offer an immeasurable amount of love and support to their owners every day, and pet owners want to help make their pets’ lives as enjoyable as possible,” said Martin Sumichrast, co-CEO of cbdMD. “Paw CBD was created to provide safe, versatile, and THC-free[1] CBD products to support the ongoing wellbeing and happiness of the pets in our lives.”

As the number of pet care products grows and consumers become more educated about the pet industry, innovative new products and services continue to reach the market every day. The Independent Innovation Awards program aims to evaluate and recognize the most outstanding and innovative companies, services, and products within the rapidly expanding pet industry.

“Despite most industries being negatively impacted this year, the pet industry is holding its own as consumers are more committed than ever to keeping their furry companions healthy and happy during these tense times. In the crowded pet care market, Paw CBD sets itself apart with consistent innovation and excellence. The company is dedicated to supporting the health and wellness of the pets we care so much about,” said Bryan Vaughn, Managing Director of Independent Innovation Awards. “We are happy to award Paw CBD with Pet Independent Innovation Awards’ Dog Calming Product of the Year honors for the company’s CBD Calming Chews product designed for dogs and cats experiencing a variety of everyday stressors.”

About cbdMD, Inc.
cbdMD, Inc. is one of the leading, most highly trusted, and most recognized cannabidiol (CBD) brands, whose current products include CBD tinctures, CBD capsules, CBD gummies, CBD topicals, CBD bath bombs and CBD pet products. cbdMD is also a proud partner of Bellator MMA and Life Time, Inc., and has one of the largest rosters of professional sports athletes who are part of “Team cbdMD.” To learn more about cbdMD and our comprehensive line of over 100 SKUs of U.S. produced, THC-free[1] CBD products, please please visit http://www.cbdMD.com, follow cbdMD on Instagram and Facebook, or visit one of the 6,000 retail outlets that carry cbdMD products.

About Paw CBD
Paw CBD is a nationally recognized pet consumer cannabidiol (CBD) brand, offering 40+ pet consumer products that combine the properties of CBD oil with “animal-approved” flavors like peanut butter, catnip, and turkey. Paw CBD is one of the fastest growing brands in the pet CBD space and is proud to partner with Instagram celebrities, such as Nala Cat and the late Lil Bub. To learn more about the comprehensive line of THC-free[1] Paw CBD pet products, please visit PawCBD.com or follow Paw CBD on Instagram and Facebook.

About Independent Innovation Awards
The Independent Innovation Awards program is devoted to recognizing and honoring the most innovative companies, services and products. The Pet Independent Innovation Awards program provides public recognition for achievements of pet care industry companies and products, including Apparel, Grooming & Cleaning, Food & Treats, Health, Retailers & Services and more. For more information visit: https://petinnovationawards.com.

1 THC-free is defined as below the level of detection using validated scientific analytical tools.


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