A recent influx of families have uprooted and moved to Colorado, seeking treatment for their youngsters afflicted with Dravet’s Syndrome, an often fatal form of severe epilepsy. Considered medical refugees by many, these families are forced to leave their home states to save their loved ones; many are in search of the miraculous strain Charlotte’s Web due to their lack of access to therapeutic cannabis in their home states.
CW Botanicals, founded by the Stanley brothers in Boulder, Colorado, is a manufacturer of the highest quality CBD solutions containing Cannabidiol, with products ranging from 200 mg of CBD to 5,000 mg. The namesake of the company, Charlotte Figi, was 5-years-old and having 300 grand mahl seizures a week when her parents signed a Do Not Resuscitate Order. After her first dose of CBD oil, she didn’t seize for a week and a year later she is riding bikes and talking.
Organically flavored with mint and chocolate, the 200 mg MCT (medium chain triglycerides) and has no sugar. The suggested dose is a mL or around ¼ teaspoon, a manageable small amount for those with nausea or difficulties swallowing. Labeled as a dietary supplement, this product is suitable for anyone looking to enhance their life by including CBD’s natural benefits in it.
The promising results displayed by Charlotte and other children is evidence enough, and while it is by no means a cure, it has offered families hope and relief where pharmaceutical science has failed them. Committed to the cause, a portion of all proceeds from this product are donated to the Realm of Caring Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to cannabis research, education, and advocacy.
Beware of Snake Oil!
With all of the press CBD and Charlotte’s Web has been getting, it’s no surprise that there are now plenty of imitators looking to cash in on the hype. Online marketplaces are currently populating with various hemp oils claiming to be rich in CBD. Many of these are riddled with toxic heavy metals as some are made from the processed stalk, and hemp is the strongest bioaccumulator on the planet. In the case of the CW strain the Department of Agriculture recently redefined the strain as “hemp” redefining “hemp” as any cannabis under 0.3% THC. CW Botanicals uses the flowers of Charolette’s Web, previously considered cannabis, rather than the fibrous stalk to extract the CBD, leaving it free of any toxic compounds.