“I literally see Charlotte’s brain making connections that haven’t been made in years,” — Matt Figi.
Even though Charlotte’s parents, Paige and Matt Figi now knew WHAT they were dealing with, they did not know HOW to deal with it. Charlotte was getting increasingly worse, despite at one time being on seven different types of heavy-duty medications. By age five, Charlotte was suffering from up to 300 grand mal seizures a week — her body so ravaged by them that her heart even stopped several times. It got so bad that her doctors and parents eventually decided to put her in a medically induced coma to give her body a chance to rest and recuperate, even going so far as to sign a do-not-resuscitate order in case something went wrong.
The Stanley Brothers are medical marijuana growers and dispensers from Colorado. They created a hybrid strain of medical marijuana (a mix between industrial hemp and low THC cannabis) which is unique in that it maintains a constant 30:1 of cannabidiol (CBD) to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) ratio. Jokingly called “Hippie’s Disappointment” because of its low THC and high CBD content, the set out to create a strain of cannabis that has all the medicinal properties associated with the plant, but none of the psychoactive effects associated with other strains of medical marijuana. And it is this low THC content combined with a high level of CBD that makes this strain ideal for use in children such as Charlotte.
Have you had experience with CBD oil or medical marijuana? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!
Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Charlotte. She suffered from Dravet Syndrome — a very rare form of epilepsy. And with that, her fairytale ends and her story begins… A story of a little girl’s journey of recovery using cannabis and the brothers that created Charlotte’s Web.
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Every person will have a different experience with hemp extracts. How you use CBD can have a big impact on how it affects you. The following tips can help you to get the most out of your CBD.
A great rule of thumb is to start low and go slow. Start out with a low amount and increase it every few days until you are feeling the benefits that you were hoping for. It is generally recommended to take CBD twice a day, but if that doesn’t work for you, just find a daily CBD routine that fits your schedule. Another video in our Searching for Answers series addresses how to use CBD.
Consistency in CBD Usage is Key
Recording your experience in a journal to track your CBD usage can be helpful as well. You can keep track of how you felt before you started taking CBD, and how you have progressed. This way, you can really dial in the amount you’re taking to maximize the benefits.
As with any wellness routine, taking CBD will have the best results when you use your hemp extract consistently and regularly. A good first step is to figure out what time of day you like taking your CBD. Perhaps you like to take it every morning when you get up, or every evening after work. Whatever it is that works for you, continue to do that on a regular basis.
Charlotte’s Web™ CBD has a unique origin story. Several years ago, at a very young age, Charlotte Figi was diagnosed with a rare form of epilepsy. Her mother, Paige, researched extensively to find solutions for her daughter. She came across a then little-known plant compound called cannabidiol, or CBD.