Frequently Asked Questions
We're here to help you learn more about alternative plant medicine and holistic healing with medical cannabis.
We want you to have a seamless experience through your healing journey and in recovery from trauma and through rehabilitation! With great effort to answer your questions and address your concerns, we've put together some of the most frequently asked questions to help get you started.
What is medical cannabis?
Medical cannabis is the medical use of the cannabis plant to treat diseases, symptoms and conditions. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) are the two main cannabinoids used in medical cannabis. Although they are similar in their chemical composition, THC and CBD have dramatically different effects on the brain and body receptors. CBD is non-intoxicating, and when used for medical purposes, has the potential to relieve patients of discomfort without affecting cognitive abilities. THC, on the other hand, is the psychoactive part of marijuana, known for its mind-altering effects or “getting you high”. Research on medical cannabis has shown its potential for treating seizures, inflammation, chronic pain, psychosis, mental disorders, nausea, migraines, anxiety, depression, PTSD and more. The compounds found in medical marijuana have been found beneficial due to its binding properties to the human brain’s endocannabinoid system. This helps in managing chronic pain, modulating the immune system, and many other benefits.
Is medical cannabis legal in Canada?
Medical cannabis has been legal in Canada since 2001. On October 17, 2018 cannabis has been made available to Canadians to purchase from licensed producers.
Am I eligible for medical cannabis?
Our medical experts will personally work with you, assess your condition and help you determine if you are a candidate for medical cannabis. If you are classified as an eligible candidate, we will assist you in accessing our premium medical cannabis or psilocybin that’s ideal in treating your condition.
If I'm eligible, where do I purchase my medical cannabis?
VFHG works directly with the best licensed producers from around the world, providing you with the highest quality medical cannabis on the market. We work on your behalf with our licensed producers, followed by directly billing Veteran Affairs Canada (VAC) for you.
Does medical cannabis contain THC?
Our medical cannabis plants are grown organically for both their THC and CBD components. THC is not just a recreational substance and like CBD, it has therapeutic benefits as well. It’s important to know that THC and CBD have different effects on the mind and body when used.
When it comes to medical cannabis products, combining THC and CBD can be more effective depending on the health condition it is intended for. Our medical experts assist you in identifying the THC and CBD levels that are right for your condition.
What is psilocybe?
Psilocybe is a genus of gilled mushrooms that includes over 150 different species, found around the world from the tropics to the arctic. Each species has its own set of features that define it, from the size and shape of the cap, to the size and shape of the microscopic spores they release to reproduce. This genus is best known for the species with psychedelic properties.
What is psilocybin?
Psilocybin is the naturally occurring compound found in “magic mushrooms”. Psilocybin is the key ingredient that, when consumed, is converted in the body to psilocin, which is the chemical with the psychoactive properties. Psilocybin works in the body to trigger changes in perception, mood and thought.
What therapeutic uses does psilocybin have?
Psilocybin has been shown to accelerate the healing process in many people for distressing emotional symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and substance abuse.
The physical and mental health benefits of psilocybin can be achieved through microdosing practices or through psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy combining the therapeutic effects of psilocybin with the support of an experienced and trusted therapist.
What is microdosing?
Microdosing refers to taking a small fraction of what is considered a recreational dose of psilocybin mushrooms, also known as magic mushrooms. Microdosing psilocybin has been shown to improve mood, induce physical and mental stimulation, and encourage creative thinking. Studies have shown that by microdosing psilocybin or by consuming psilocybin under the supervision and guidance of a medical professional, mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and PTSD can be treated.