Author : Stefanos Gialamas

The results of the Green Greeks Cannabis Cup 2020

Stefanos Gialamas
The first Green Greeks Cannabis Cup 2020, organized by our magazine celebrating its 2nd year of operation, has finished with success. It was the very first Cannabis Cup in our country. The number of categories were 17, with the first 3 winners of each category granted with prizes. Below are...

Happy New Year

Stefanos Gialamas
Happy New Year! We wish you have health, love, peace, growth, creativity and prosperity. On behalf of the first and only magazine about cannabis in Greece, we would like to thank all of you who made us no1 of your choice for the third year in a row! We will...

Geothermal Power, Heat Pumps, and Cannabis Cultivation

Stefanos Gialamas
Whether Indoor cultivation or greenhouse cultivation energy consumption is a major expense, and consideration. Each locale has its own challenges in the form of temperature, humidity, growing season, need for additional lights, the availability of electricity, natural gas, and latitude of operation. Geothermal power in its different forms can provide...

Co-Generation Turbines for Energy-Efficient Cultivation

Stefanos Gialamas
Greece is one of the first countries in the EU to allow large scale pharmaceutical cannabis production by independent companies.  Cannabis grown in high-tech, fully automated and climate controlled greenhouses or indoor facilities, capable of year-round cultivation, require significant amounts of energy and a high power load capability.  Some studies...

The Complex Relationship Between Hinduism and Bhang

Stefanos Gialamas
Romantic fantasies of “the East” in American and European writings often centered on the use of intoxicating plants like cannabis and opium. These writings represent one side of the duality of attraction and repulsion that many call Orientalism. Such ideas not only defined geography but also inspired and shaped European...

Cannabis Oil Distillation

Stefanos Gialamas
Pharmaceutical cannabis contains hundreds of therapeutic compounds. Used for millennia, the plant offers healing and relief for a wide variety of ailments, and research has shown that  the different components work together synergistically to provide more medical benefits than one component alone [1],[2].   However, the ability to distill cannabis...

A Brief History of Cannabis Prohibition

Stefanos Gialamas
As more nations legalize cannabis, we begin to see cracks in the veneer of the global system of prohibition. Yet, what seems to be a given, that cannabis was always illegal, is actually a very recent phenomenon. While some societies have looked down upon the use of cannabis, states outright...

Rastafarianism and Cannabis

Stefanos Gialamas
Rastafarianism is a small religion with a big footprint. Its reggae music has reverberated around the world since Bob Marley’s rise to popularity in the 1970s. Reggae beats, styles, and lyrics have since influenced popular music as diverse as Boy George, the Clash, and the popular Reggaeton genre. Yet, what...

Advances in Grow Light Technology: LED vs HPS  

Stefanos Gialamas
Not all artificial lighting is created equal.  When it comes to cannabis cultivation, it has recently been discovered that exposing plants to different spectrums of light causes noticeable changes in plant structure, or morphology, and in cannabinoid and THC content. In Greece and elsewhere in Europe, medical cannabis can only...

Floor Heating for Greenhouses

Stefanos Gialamas
Greenhouses allow us to cultivate in climates that are variable in temperature, protect from the wind and provide a cleaner space free of pathogens and predatory insects. While the insulation of the greenhouse covering will raise the temperature in even mild to chilly weather, some windy and cold over cast...

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