Tennessee Cannabis Guide: Charlotte’s Web – Low THC, High Benefits
Tennessee medical cannabis patients will soon be purchasing low-THC oil with up to 0.9% THC. One cannabis strain that has made waves as a therapeutic wonder not only meets these requirements, it’s intentionally grown to have little to no THC with high amounts of CBD and cannabinoids. In this Tennessee Marijuana Card Guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about the Charlotte’s Web strain, its history, and purpose.
Tennessee Marijuana Card Guide: Charlotte’s Web
What is Charlotte’s Web?
Charlotte’s Web is a high CBD low-THC strain created by the Stanley Brothers. It was created by crossbreeding a low-THC cannabis plant with a hemp plant, producing a final strain that was full of cannabinoids at a 30:1 CBD-to-THC ratio.
Charlotte’s Web is sold as an oil extract and can be taken orally for therapeutic relief from many conditions that are treated effectively with cannabis.
But Charlotte’s Web didn’t start out with that name, it was originally called “Hippie’s Disappointment”, aptly named because its low THC percentage would be otherwise disappointing to those looking for a “high” from cannabis.
History of Charlotte’s Web – Charlotte Figi & Cannabis for Children
Charlotte’s Web got it’s now-famous name after a child, Charlotte Figi, who was diagnosed with Dravet syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy causing her to have over 300 grand mal seizures a week.
At only age 3 Charlotte was effectively disabled from her seizures. Unable to live a normal life and experiencing debilitating seizures, Charlotte’s parents found another child with Dravet syndrome that was treating the seizures with a sativa strain of cannabis, and together with Charlotte’s Physician, the Figi family decided to try a regular schedule of low-THC cannabis extract in Charlotte’s food, and under her tongue.
Charlotte’s life changed in nearly an instant, her parents and physician reporting a dramatic improvement to her condition, and after regularly implementing cannabis into her diet, her seizures were reduced from over 300 a week, to less than 5 a month.
The complication of finding a high CBD low THC strain became apparent once the Figi family realized they would need a consistent supply of Charlotte’s new medication, a challenge taken on personally by the Stanley Brothers not only for Charlotte, but now thousands of patients across the world.
Charlotte’s Web Cannabis Strain & Oil
The Stanley Brothers were producing the Hippie’s Disappointment strain in 2009 to explore the medical benefits of cannabis for cancer, and in 2013 the Figi family moved to Colorado where they could get better medical access to cannabis for Charlotte. Finding mostly high THC strains and very little High CBD-low-THC strains, the Figi family reached out to the Stanley Brothers, the start of a relationship that would change the shape of cannabis activism in the world forever.
The Stanley Brothers started creating an oil extract from the Hippie’s Disappointment strain for Charlotte, eventually moving the brothers to rebrand Hippie’s Disappointment to Charlotte’s Web in honor of Charlotte’s success with the medicine.
The Stanley Brothers then started the Realm of Caring Organization, a 501c3 nonprofit entity that helps adults and children with health conditions access medical cannabis more affordably.
From there Charlotte’s Web took over the hearts of America when CNN ran a story on Charlotte and the amazing reduction in seizures she saw with medical cannabis, ultimately leading to the creation of new medical marijuana programs across the country and forming a new wave of cannabis activism for children that is going strong today.
What is Charlotte’s Web Used for?
Charlotte’s Web has been used to treat a variety of conditions and is commercially available in every state.
Charlotte’s Web is high in CBD, which can have the following medical benefits:
· Increase in Appetite
· Reduced Nerve Pain
· Reduced Chronic Pain
· Improved Sleep
· Reduced Seizures
· Reduced Muscle Spasms
· Improvement for Cancer-Related Symptoms
· Improvement with Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea
· Reduced Acne
· Reduced High Blood Pressure
· Reduced or Reversed Tumor Growth as a Potential Anti-Metastatic
Charlotte’s Web also contains several important terpenes that help produce the entourage effect which can add additional therapeutic benefits.
Charlotte’s Web known terpenes:
· Myrcene – Anti-Inflammatory and muscle relaxation
· Linalool – Anti-Anxiety
· Alpha-Pinene – Anti-Inflammatory & enhanced cognitive function
Charlotte’s Web can be implemented in many treatment plans without the long list of adverse side effects, for those looking to add Charlotte’s Web as a treatment option, a variety of products can be found on their website, with their oil extract being the most popular.
Medical Cannabis in Tennessee
Charlotte’s Web is an unbelievable extract made from the cannabis plant, with powerful medicinal properties. There are many ways to consume cannabis, and Tennessee cannabis patients will have exclusive access to low-THC oils and topicals.
Being a Tennessee cannabis patient allows you the freedom to take your medication the right way for you.
We’re dedicated to helping patients every step of the way, feel free to give us a call at (833) 781-5611 and we can answer your questions about getting a medical cannabis card in Tennessee.
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Call us at (833) 781-5611, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!
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