There are three chemotaxonomic types of Cannabis:

  1. one with high levels of THC
  2. one which is more fibrous and has higher levels of CBD
  3. and one that is an intermediate between the two.

The effects of cannabis varies greatly across different strains.

Cannabis strains with CBD:THC ratios above 5:2 are likely to be more relaxing and produce less anxiety than vice versa. This may be due to CBD’s antagonistic effects at the cannabinoid receptors, compared to THC’s partial agonist effect. CBD is also a 5-HT1A receptor (serotonin) agonist, which may also contribute to an anxiolytic-content effect.

The effects of Sativa are well known for its cerebral high. Users can expect a more vivid and uplifting high, while Indica is well known for its sedative effects which some prefer for night time use.

Indica possesses a more calming, soothing, and numbing experience in which can be used to relax or relieve pain. Both are used as medicinal cannabis.


At Medcan Australia our strains cover a complete spectrum of THC:CBD variations ensuring a solution for every patient.

Our cultivation methods ensure a reliable, consistent product year round, giving patients piece of mind relating to availability of their particular selected product.

All our products are produced to GMP standards so patients have piece of mind that their medicine is produced to the highest possible standards.