13-Year-Old Who Inspired a CBD Drive, Charlotte Figi, Has Died

13-Year-Old Who Inspired a CBD Drive, Charlotte Figi, Has Died

Image Source: Forbes Charlotte Figi, a 13-year-old who suffered from a severe type of epilepsy and became the inspiration of a CBD movement, passed away on April 7. Charlotte was hospitalized due to breathing problems, seizures and was found to have pneumonia. Her case was treated as likely to be COVID-19, although she later tested negative for the coronavirus. This was according to her mother, Paige Figi. In a post written on Paige Figi’s Facebook account to announce her daughter’s death, one family friend commented a thank you for love given to Charlotte, saying she is now seizure-free and no longer suffering forever. Symbol for hope After a feature in the documentary “Weed” by Dr Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Charlotte’s story has become the symbol for what cannabidiol holds in store for patients like her. She was shown in the film as a playful child who endured bouts of terrible seizures, which were relieved by a marijuana strain named after her, Charlotte’s Web. The rare type of epilepsy Charlotte suffered from was Dravet Syndrome, which could not be controlled by typical medication. The Stanley Brothers, Colorado marijuana growers, crossbred a marijuana strain. It has high cannabidiol but low tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content. It is marketed as therapeutic cannabis for many health conditions, including seizures. THC is the psychoactive ingredient of recreational marijuana. When Charlotte began to take the CBD oil, her symptoms lessened. It enabled her to eat, play and interact with other people, which she had a hard…

Excerpt only …
READ MORE BELOW
Source : Cannabis Radar
Link to original : 13-Year-Old Who Inspired a CBD Drive, Charlotte Figi, Has Died
reposted by Cannabis News World

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.