How are Medical Marijuana Products Classified?
| December 13, 2017 |
Medical Marijuana products are generally classified according to two distinct criteria: strain type and cannabinoid content
Cannabinoid Content: most strains are dominant in either THC, CBD, or contain a mix of both. This is why all medical marijuana products currently available are classified as either THC dominant, CBD dominant or Balanced, meaning that they contain both. Depending on your health condition, your Plants Not Pills affiliated physician will recommend the cannabinoid content specific for the symptom(s) you wish to treat. You may even be recommended a variety of strains with different cannabinoid content concentrations to be used throughout the day (i.e. a THC for the day or CBD at night or vice versa depending on your health needs).
Strain Type: Strains are generally classified into 3 main groups and depend on the specific: Indica, Sativa and Hybrid.
Indica: Indica strains are often as more sedative, physically relaxing strains that provide a heavy-bodied, numbing sensation.
Sativa: Sativa strains are thought to provide more energetic effects and provide an energy boost similar to caffeine or other stimulants.
Hybrid: A blend of both indica and sativa, these strains may be indica or sativa dominant or a near even balance of the two.