The PCC7 is a guide for patients to understand the effects of cannabis on their mind and body. Choosing the right strain of medicinal cannabis can be confusing at first, especially with so many different and occasionally unusual names. The strain names are not always representative of the desired medicinal effects. This being said, it is much easier to decide what your desired effects are before you decide on the strain. To simplify things, we have split the effects into two categories: Mental and Physical.
To describe the Mental effects, we use the terms Heavy, Psychoactive, Creative, Euphoric, Sociable, Alert, and Clear.
To describe the Physical effects, we use the terms Sedative, Relaxing, Calm, Awake, Active, Energetic, and Uplifting.
You may be familiar with terms like Sativa, Indica and Hybrid, but to better assist you in choosing stains by desired effects, we have split the categories into seven groups depending on their mental and physical effects. The seven groups are Heavy Indica, Clear Indica, Heavy Hybrid, Even Hybrid, Clear Hybrid, Heavy Sativa, and Clear Sativa. Once decided on a group or desired effect, you can use the system to find the strain that will work best for your ailments. The combination of THC and terpenes modulates each strain to have its own effect, flavor, energy and medical uses.
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