We are pleased to announce that Green Greeks magazine will organise the 1st Cannabis Cup in Greece entitled: The Green Greeks Cannabis Cup 2020 at the end of September 2020.
The best products, services, flowers, oils, businesses in a large number of sectors of the cannabis industry, will be awarded. Below are the 18 categories:
- Best Cannabis Flower 2020
- Best Greek Flower 2020
- Best Hash 2020
- Best Cannabis Crystal 2020
- Best CBD oil 2020
- Best Full Spectrum oil 2020
- Best Cannabis Cosmetics line 2020
- Best Cannabis Shop 2020
- Best Cannabis Coffee Shop 2020
- Best Growshop 2020
- Best Seed Shop 2020
- Best Cannabis Gift Shop 2020
- Best Cannabis Entrepeneur 2020
- Best Grower 2020
- Best Cannabis Accessory 2020
- Best Packaging 2020
- Best Cannabis Refreshment 2020
- Best Edible 2020
The evaluation will be based on experience, not quantity, i.e. no laboratory analysis on cannabinoids or the terpenal profile will be made. The quantity is not indicative of the quality, this is why there are cases where flowers with lower THC or CBD have greater effects than flowers with higher percentages. This is because the quality of a flower is proportional to the combination of the cannabinoids and terpens as a whole. Also, considering the amount of products, it would take a long time and would have a huge cost. Moreover, it would be useless, because regardless of the result, we would still evaluate it based on experience, to find out its characteristics and quality.
This is why we decided to rate these categories, with all scientific associates of the magazine including special guests, at an event of a limited number of people (due to the Coronavirus), while the results of the competition will be announced in the October-November 2020 issue. We would like to state at this point that we were initially preparing a larger event but the conditions imposed by the Covid19 epidemic did not leave us much choice, because of the restrictions. We hope that the next Cannabis Cup will be held with the magnificence it deserves. Until then, we continue the fight for information on cannabis, with whatever means and whatever restrictions we have.
Regarding the rating of each category, there are different evaluation criteria for each one, which are scored with a rating from 1 to 10. The sum of those ratings will be the total score of each competitor. The one who gathers the highest score wins. Depending on the score, the rest of the competitors follow. Only the first three of each category will be announced.
The general management of the event will be undertaken by the magazine’s publisher, Mr. Gialamas Stefanos, author of the book “The 101 best varieties of cannabis of all time”. He will also be an evaluator of all categories, along with the scientific associates of the magazine.
The procedure complies with all standards of similar events abroad. The evaluation is impartial. For example, in the evaluation of flowers, the flowers are removed from their packs and placed in glass jars that are indicated with the letters A, B, C, E, E, Z … etc. He who places them in the jars, upon completion of his work, leaves the event. The mapping of the encoding is placed into a folder that remains closed throughout the duration of the evaluation. Then different staff moves the jars to the place where the judges are located. The judges cannot carry a mobile phone during the evaluation. The same procedure is followed for the other categories, in order to ensure the objectivity of the rating.
All companies operating in one of the above categories and are based in Greece or are represented and distributed by a company based in Greece, have the right to participate. Therefore, all cannabis products in the country may participate in the competition! The Greek Growers are participating automatically in the two competitions, which are the Best Greek Flower 2020 and Best Cannabis Flower 2020 (where all flowers that are in distribution in Greece from all countries may participate).
Depending on the restrictive measures at the time, we will judge whether it is possible to organize an event, that will host (if possible) all contestants. The venue is going to be announced on our website at early October.
We wish good luck to all competitors.
The Green Greeks