How Charlotte's Web CBD Empowered the Medical Marijuana Movement

How Charlotte's Web CBD Empowered the Medical Marijuana Movement

Charlotte’s Web is a hemp cultivar developed by the Stanley Brothers, a family-bound group of Colorado growers, to have high levels of non-intoxicating cannabidiol (CBD). Falling well underneath the .3% THC outlined in the 2018 Farm Bill that opened the United States consumer market to CBD products, the proprietary strain is processed into full-spectrum hemp oil and sold in capsules, gummies, topical balms, and even dog treats.  The life-changing benefits reported by those who rely on Charlotte’s Web and the CBD oil it produces to manage seizures, anxiety and other symptoms have changed hearts and minds in the medical and legal fields, leading the way for greater access while playing a surprising role in the widespread acceptance of cannabis-derived medicine. The strain’s namesake, Charlotte Figi, became the poster child for the medicinal CBD movement, and a symbol of hope to thousands. She recently passed away following treatment for a potential case of COVID-19, and her legacy was honored across the world.  Charlotte Figi, who was born with a rare form of epilepsy, helped inspire the CBD movement. She died on Tuesday. In a tribute, @drsanjaygupta says she changed his outlook on medical marijuana. https://t.co/YjEgMjHDUA pic.twitter.com/2rsg6NMeS3— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) April 9, 2020https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js “Charlotte Figi single-handedly transformed how the world viewed medical cannabis and children with epilepsy,” Illinois State Representative Bob Morgan wrote on Twitter. “She suffered so much so that others would not have to.” Charlotte Figi and the road to medicinal CBD While CBD products are commonplace today, public awareness…

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