You say '...$900 later...' I see that it's a prescription, is that $900 including all of the approval process or $900 for each script? I have a prescription for Capilano oil, produced by the same Canadian company, Aphria, then imported and distributed by an Australian listed company, Althea. The initial application/approval process cost me around $800, once approved the oil cost $300 delivered for each script.
"...Smoking it gives more of a dazed feeling than a high." 'Normal' cannabis usually contains a mix of all of the differing cannabinoids (ie THC, CBD, CBN, CBG, etc) and these all interact with each other to give the overall effect. Looking at the ratios of that herb on the container, it is high in THC but has minimal CBD and no rating for any other of the cannabinoids and this would alter the overall effect in comparison to 'Normal' cannabis. Aphria also have a more balanced CBD/THC strain called Churchill which may give a similar effect to 'Normal' cannabis. https://aphria.ca/product/churchill/ Aphria state that all of their products are greenhouse grown so I doubt that it's a synthetic product although this does not mean that it is not genetically modified.
"...out of the blue by them texting me." ??? That is interesting. I was under the impression that 'Cold calling' for pharma products was not allowed by law here in Australia. But I maybe wrong.