Cannabis Classification System
Posted: January 03, 2011 – SOURCE – STICKYGUIDE
A Guide to the StickyType Cannabis Classification System
StickyType is a medical marijuana classification system that StickyGuide created to help dispensaries and patients easily identify common traits in cannabis. The StickyType for a flower can include four indicators: strength, type, flavor and density. A subset of these indicators can be used to classify other types of medical marijuana like concentrates, edibles, seeds and clones.
You can utilize the StickyType indicators in several ways at StickyGuide. When a dispensary posts a new medicine to its StickyGuide menu, it can include a StickyType for the medicine, so you can quickly and easily identify its characteristics. You can also filter a dispensary’s menu by StickyType or even search all the menus in your area by StickyType. For example, you could filter a dispensary’s menu to only display sour flavored sativas with a moderate strength and fluffy density. Likewise, you could search all the menus in your area for medicines with these characteristics.
Also, when patients post medicine reviews to StickyGuide, they can specify a StickyType for the medicine. This information can be helpful in gathering additional assessments of a medicine’s traits independent of the information provided by the dispensary.
As patients become more experienced with medical cannabis strains, they typically form a preference to certain medicine strengths, types, flavors and densities. These preferences can be defined as a patient’s StickyType. When you sign-up as a user at StickyGuide, you can declare your preferred StickyType in the sidebar of your user profile page. Adding this information allows StickyGuide to recommend medicines that suit your specific tastes.
The Strength indicator defines the medicine’s potency on a scale from 1 to 3 with 3 being the most potent. When medical marijuana is more potent, less needs to be consumed to attain a desired effect. Also, a more potent medicine’s effects typically last for a longer period of time than less potent medicine.
The Type indicator classifies the plant from which the medical marijuana was derived as being a sativa, indica, or a hybrid of both indica and sativa. This indicator provides a general understanding of how the medicine might affect you.
Sativa medicines typically have a cerebral effect. They can elevate mood, enhance creativity and increase concentration. Sativa medical marijuana strains have an energetic quality, making them a good daytime medication. However, too large of a dosage can induce anxiety in some patients.
Indica medicines typically have a physical effect that some patients describe as a calming, heavy weight across the body. They can reduce pain and nausea, and are known to stimulate appetite. Indica medical marijuana generally has a sedative effect that can serve as a sleep aid.
Hybrid medicines are created by crossing the genetics of a sativa and indica plant. A hybrid classification is typically applied to medical marijuana with a blend of 50% sativa and 50% indica, but can also be applied for hybrids where the sativa/indica ratio is unknown. The indica presence in a hybrid can cut the edge of its sativa-based stimulating properties, and add a physical component to the medicine’s effects. While the sativa in a hybrid can counter the sedative effects of the medicine’s indica presence, and add a cerebral dimension to its qualities.
Sativa dominant hybrid medicines have a stronger presence of sativa and its characteristics than of indica.
Indica dominant hybrid medicines have a stronger presence of indica and its characteristics than of sativa.
Flavor describes the taste of medical marijuana when smoked or vaporized, and is grouped into four categories.
Sweet flavored medical marijuana can include medicines with sweet fruit flavors, citrus fruit flavors, floral flavors.
Sour flavored medical marijuana can include medicines with sour flavors, earthy flavors, woody flavors, hashy flavors, chemical flavors, skunk flavors.
Mint flavored medical marijuana can include medicines with herbaceous flavors, dry flavors, mint flavors.
Spicy flavored medical marijuana can include medicines with spicy flavors, pepper flavors, garlic flavors, bitter flavors.
Density grades the cure and construction of medical marijuana.
Dense describes medical marijuana that is tightly constructed and heavy in weight. Medicines classified as dense are typically the most desirable form of medical marijuana.
Fluffy describes medical marijuana classified that is less compact in construction and lighter in weight, and is often cured to contain more moisture.
Crunchy describes medical marijuana that contains very little moisture. Medicines with a crunchy density can crush into a powder when broken apart.
When evaluating a medicine based on its StickyType, remember that these classifications can be subjective. One patient may react differently to a medicine than another, so it’s important to always medicate in small doses when trying a new medicine, and realize that your experience could be different than others that have used the same medicine. The StickyType should never be construed as medical advice or used as a substitute for professional medical treatment.
Cannabis Classification Rating Scale System
SOURCE – STICKYGUIDE
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