Cannabis for Canadian Veterans: an overview of our services
We are proud to offer 100% free services to all Canadian Veterans. Our services include:
- Free clinic appointments with our medical practitioners
- Free ongoing education and support – you can call or visit us at any time, as many times as you need
- Free administration services, getting you registered with your LP of choice with VAC coverage
Cannabis and VAC Coverage:
VAC currently will cover the cost of up to three grams per day of medical cannabis. Our clinic specialists will guide you through the process to ensure you have all the documentation you need to get your VAC coverage.
As we discussed in our previous article on the difference between medical and recreational cannabis (ACMPR and The Cannabis Act, respectively), there are strict regulations in place depending on how you are purchasing your cannabis: with a medical prescription or through a recreational retailer. For Veterans there is another important distinction between recreational and medical cannabis: coverage from VAC (Veteran Affairs Canada). As Emblem points out:
“Veterans growing their own cannabis will not be financially reimbursed. It is the VAC’s opinion that cannabis grown at home cannot be tested for quality, so product safety cannot be assured.”
This means that even if you are growing your own medical cannabis – meaning you have a medical prescription to grow plants – VAC will not cover your expenses. The only way to get VAC coverage is by purchasing dry flower or oil from your Licensed Producer.
How can Cannabis help Veterans?
Medical cannabis has been shown to help with various medical conditions that are common with Veterans. They include:
Cannabis for PTSD:
Health Canada reports that “The ECS has been associated with the regulation of emotional states and cognitive processes, and neuroanatomical studies have detected the presence of ECS elements in a number of brain structures involved in learning and memory and in structures which also play central roles in fear conditioning and response implicated in PTSD”
Cannabis for Pain Management and Anxiety & Depression:
Forbes reports that “the latest study shows that CBD acts on different receptors to deliver pain and anxiety relief without euphoria. Specifically, the findings point to interaction with serotonin (5 HT) receptors that are central to the management of anxiety, and vanilloid (TRPV1) receptors, a target for non-addictive forms of pain relief.”
How do I access your services?
If you are a Canadian Veteran you can access our services by booking online, calling or visiting any of our locations. We serve the entire country of Canada, so you can access our services remotely from the comfort of your own home.
To book your free appointment online, click here, choose your appointment day and time and then select “$0 Veteran Appointment” as your appointment type.
To book your appointment over the phone or in person, you can find a list of our locations here.
Stay tuned for the rest of Cannabis Supply Co.’s educational series on all things cannabis!
More Educational Posts:
- The Endocannabinoid System: What is it?
- Cannabinoids: THC, CBD and more!
- Cannabis Species: Medical & recreational cannabis species
- Cannabis Species: the four species of cannabis
- Dosing Methods #1: Smoking & Vaporizing
- Dosing Methods #2: Edibles & Oils
- Dosing Methods #3: Topicals & More
- Make cannabis oil with your vape!
- What are cannabinoids?