Get True Ans to all Your Vijaya-Related Queries

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Recently, there has been a significant rise in the use and acceptance of Vijaya in medicine. Many countries have started to acknowledge its therapeutic benefits, and the laws governing the herb have been relaxed and modified extensively to facilitate its wider availability and accessibility.

However, many people are not aware of the pharmaceutical efficacy and popularity of cannabis and remain skeptical about cannabis legality. Following are some of the common questions regarding Vijaya asked by patients and physicians alike.

  • Is Consuming Vijaya and Its Medicines Legal?

The legality of using Vijaya varies worldwide. While countries like Australia, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Denmark, Greece, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Thailand, UK, etc. have legalized the medicinal use of this herb, some regions only allow the use of certain Vijaya-derived medications.

In India, the central government stated in the Delhi High Court in 2022 that Vijaya can legally be used for medical, scientific, horticultural, and industrial purposes. You must obtain the required permissions from the state governments, who are now empowered to license Vijaya’s cultivation for such uses. 

Remember that different states have different regulations regarding medical cannabis. Hence, before consuming this herb, you must get the proper consultation from Ayurvedic experts and research cannabis-related laws

It will help you know what qualifies a patient for medical use of Vijaya and how to obtain its derived pharmaceuticals legally.

  • What Is the Difference Between Medical And Recreational Vijaya?

Vijaya used for recreational purposes tends to have higher THC levels than those used to attenuate medical conditions. It is because very high THC levels can have a psychoactive effect on one’s brain, causing a ‘high.’ 

Cannabis meant for medicinal use is cultivated under a strict, controlled, and closely monitored environment to ensure safety, tolerability, and curative efficacy, as opposed to recreational cannabis. Another prominent difference lies in how the herb is sold.

You can only procure medical cannabis with a prescription from authorized healthcare experts. Moreover, the businesses selling Vijaya-derived formulations must have a proper license and follow the latest regulations. 

In some countries, the pharmaceutical usage of the herb is only legal if a person has a ‘qualifying condition,’ such as multiple sclerosis, cancer, glaucoma, etc.- although this regulation varies by country.

On the other hand, recreational cannabis can be bought by anyone over 21 in places where its commercial purchase is legal (Canada, Thailand, subnational parts of the US, etc.). In India and most other countries worldwide, buying, selling, and using the herb for recreation does not fall into legal compliance.

  • Are There Any Age Restrictions to Consuming Vijaya And/or Its Medications?

No. A medical practitioner may authorize the use of Vijaya for any patient, regardless of age, as long as the formulations are medically appropriate and prescribed in the correct dosage. But if you are a patient under 21 years of age seeking to leverage this herb medically, it is best to be accompanied by a designated provider.

  • What Is a Designated Provider?

A designated provider is a person who is the parent or guardian of the qualifying patient under the age of 21 years. The patient designates them to procure medical cannabis-based medications on the latter’s behalf. 

  • Has FDA Approved Vijaya-Based Pharmaceuticals?

The FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) has approved certain medications that contain specific cannabinoids (organic compounds found in Vijaya). They contain purified CBD derived from the herb and are used for treating the seizures associated with Dravet syndrome or Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, two of the rarest and most severe forms of epilepsy.

Some variations of the cannabinoid THC are found to be effective for treating vomiting and nausea caused by cancer chemotherapy, along with weight loss and reduced appetite in HIV/AIDS patients.

  • Does Vijaya Have Any Side Effects?

Vijaya and/or its derived formulations are safe and well-tolerated by patients, provided they are dosed appropriately under the guidance and supervision of expert medical professionals. A study showed that treatment with Vijaya showed little to no side effects and that the herb is safe and well-tolerated by patients.

Recreational abuse of cannabis can adversely affect the system and disrupt the body’s different physiological and psychological functions. Only the right Ayurvedic doctors can determine the best strains of the herb, its concoctions, combinations, treatment methods, and dosage that is just the right for your ailment. 

Ventures like Hempstreet Medicare have access to over 60,000+ Ayurveda doctors and offer more than 300 Ayurvedic formulations backed by the latest medical research and evidence. They are plant-based, non-GMO, preservative-free, and environment-friendly, making them safe and tolerable for consumption.

To know more, contact Hempstreet and consult the best Ayurveda experts in the country to benefit from the vast remedial possibilities offered by Vijaya.


Hempstreet is India's first and largest research to retail player in the medicinal cannabis space with a network of 60,000 ayurvedic practitioners across the country.

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