The Beginning of the CBD Movement
Charlotte Figi and Dravet Syndrom
Charlotte Figi is the girl that is credited with starting the CBD oil treatment that has helped countless lives. Charlotte had been diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome which is a form of epilepsy that results in relentless seizures.
Having run her through countless hospitals and tried every major treatment out there, her parents had become desperate. They hadn't been able to make any form of contact with her for over a year, and she was having over 300 grand mal seizures a day.
With the doctors being unable to help and their daughter spending most of her life convulsing unconscious, it was time for them to take matters into their own hands. They had been reading about how cannabidiol (CBD) can treat epilepsy.
The Stanley Brothers Strain
Thankfully they were in Colorado, but since everyone is trying to break through with the most potent, psychoactive strain on the market, it is hard to find a source that can help their little girl. There had been multiple companies that were able to provide a substitute, but it was the wrong constitution.
Enter the Stanley Brothers, who had been developing a strain that would service everything their daughter needed. The Stanley Brothers strain was high in CBD and very low in THC.
Since the lower the THC, the lower the psychoactive effect, it could very well be possible that it could help reduce the psychoactive attacks the Figi's daughter was having. It was time for them to try the CBD oil.
CBD Treating Seizures
From over 300 grand mal seizures a day to no seizures for over a week. The first thing they were able to hear her daughter do was cry. The sheer relief of being able to live an entire day without a seizure, without losing consciousness was enough to level the family.
Since then, the story has caught news broadcasts across America. It helped push for more studies of CBD oil and furthered the medicinal aspects of both CBD and THC. As for Charlotte? She and her family are still pushing and advocating for CBD study rights across America, and the strain was later named in her honor to Charlotte's Web.