Charlotte’s Web is named after Charlotte Figi, born October 18, 2006 and her story has led to her being described as “the girl who is changing medical marijuana laws across America.” Charlotte, whose doctors had recommended she be induced into a coma, was not developing her mind or body, and the seizures that occurred twice an hour had taken the toll on her health and life-expectancy.
Charlotte’s Web is a high-cannabidiol (CBD), low-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) Cannabis extract marketed as a dietary supplement under federal law of the United States. It is produced by the Stanley brothers in Colorado. It does not induce the psychoactive “high” typically associated with recreational marijuana strains that are high in THC. In September 2014, the Stanleys announced that they would ensure that the product consistently contained less than 0.3% THC.
The little girl’s usage of Charlotte’s Web was first featured in the 2013 CNN documentary “Weed”. Media coverage increased demand for Charlotte’s Web and similar products high in CBD, which has been used to treat epilepsy in toddlers and children. It was originally called “Hippie’s Disappointment” as it was a strain that had high CBD instead of THC.
If you haven’t had the opportunity to watch this CNN report, we at CannEpoch think it’s high time you did, so we’ve included it here.