CHARLOTTE'S WEB - THE CBD STORY THAT ROCKED THE INDUSTRY
A Story of Healing - A Story of Hope
For those who believe in marijuana and cannabis freedom, the future has never been brighter. Right now, there is an awakening to the benefits of cannabis for medicinal purposes, specifically something called CBD oil. But is the new CBD craze being manipulated by media and politicians? If it weren’t we wouldn’t need to do a show about it.
The first step toward truth is to be informed.
The CBD oil, you probably heard of it by now, thanks to CNN Dr. Sanjay Gupta. People are lighting up all over the country. Millions are now aware of the cannabinoid rich oil being used to help children in Colorado with epilepsy, especially this one little girl Charlotte Figi, after whom the Charlotte’s web strain of cannabis had been named.
This is their daughter Charlotte before having a seizure. I wanted to learn what CBD oil and the push behind it all about so I travelled to Denver, Colorado home to legalized marijuana and the Stanley Brothers. the family behind the Charlotte’s Web strain of Cannabis oil. They were the ones’ to prove in Charlotte Figi case, that CBD rich cannabis oil can prevent seizures in children.
Jesse Stanley: We have the strain that we're actually gonna use for a cancer patients, because studies have shown that CBD helps stops the metastasizing of cancer. So we went ahead and tried it, because we knew it was very low in THC, and after she had it, a week later, she went a week seizure free.
The child who had 300 seizures a week was now down to just 1 - every 7 days. Charlotte Figi's life was transformed by CBD oil.
Now to understand what is unique about CBD oil, you have to understand what a cannabinoid is. Now in marijuana there are multiple cannabinoid, including THC, CBD, CBN, CBA, and over a hundred and sixty other compounds in the plant, including Terpenes, from the plant that create the most effective medicine. To be clear, in order to get a high from cannabis, you need to have a high level of just one cannabinoid, THC. Again that is just one particular cannabinoid. And now in the Stanley’s case, they begin growing cannabis, with lower level of that cannabinoid THC and higher levels of CBD.
Jesse Stanley: The CBD is known to be a nerve protectant, it’s also a one of the few things that causes neurogenesis, So it not just seizures that this helps in epileptic, its auto immune disorder, so whether its cancer, cramps, lupus or so many different types of things. And it’s a huge anti-inflammatory, so all kinds of people would love to have this medicine.
Today, in this stunningly short time spent on Charlotte's’ Fiji story, it has became famous. The Stanley’s have thousands of patients in on a waiting list for their CBD oil.
Jesse Stanley: As you can see, it drips down, we're able to recapture the alcohol, so we can reuse it. When it’s done, we're left with an oil that is more like a molasses. In fact, there are thousands of families who have already uprooted their lives and moved to Colorado for the CBD oil. Thousands more are on the way. They’re called cannabis refugees.
Jesse Stanley: I retest the oil again, and then I can give it to the patients.
And all of that has led to other states wanting to legalize CBD oil. In fact, the Governor of Utah, of all places, just signed a CBD bill into law legalizing possession of the oil. In addition, a bill in Alabama has now passed legislature. It is awaiting the Governor’s signature to sign it into law in that state. In fact lawmakers in Kentucky, Florida, South Carolina, Wisconsin and many other states, either have, or will now consider CBD bills just this year.
Mark Slaugh: Well you know we are in 20 states right now, so we have 20 laws on the book that the people wanted or the people's representatives want.
Mark Slaugh has a company in Denver called IComply, which is fighting to keep small growers compliant with state regulation on marijuana. There are eight strict guidelines that must be followed. Mark says other states are jumping on board with CBD, but not with marijuana.
Mark Slaugh: So I think what politician certainly don’t realize, when their trying to play to is where the puck was, not where the puck is going to be, and that regulating just one compound greatly under serves most of the patient, who really need this medicine so saying there is a lack of medical efficacy simply isn’t reasonable.
The Reality that Mark addresses is, how media and politicians are jumping on the CBD train, because it doesn’t get you high, but they’re ignoring some very important medical facts about cannabinoids. I talked via Skype with Shona Banda about this very issue.
Shona, start of by telling me about when you were sick, the level to which you were sick, and what that look like in your life.
Shona Banda: I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 2002, and in that first year I had my first bowel resection. My body recognized that something was wrong, and my immune system went into overdrive, and was essentially attack itself. You know, your life starts to go downhill, and you’re in pain constantly. So you can’t you can’t even think straight, it’s hard to go live your day to day life, when you’re constantly thinking about the pain, and how to get rid of it.
Shona’s condition was so bad that her teeth literally became soft and the roof of her mouth had turned black. She couldn’t stand up, and said parented her children from the couch. She said the condition like having a stomach flu everyday for years, despite all the medications and the doctors. Shona was rotting from the inside and out. Shona’s breakthrough came when she saw a YouTube documentary "Run from the Cure" by Rick Simpson, which explains how to extract CBD and THC oil from Marijuana.
In 2001, my family doctor informs me, that there was nothing more they could do, they had nothing left to try on me, so I was on my own.
Shona has started smoking marijuana, just to be able to function, but she wasn’t getting better. Shona’s husband at that time, he wanted to get her a vaporizer, but that vaporizer became the road to so much more.
Shona Bonda: He went and got me a very old fashion glass stone vaporizer from the 70s, and I was reading a book, and I pinch off that hose way too long, and oil started forming on the dome, He went out and got me a spatula and I started to scrape it out three times a day. I put whatever I could get into a gel cup, and within 3 days I didn’t need to use of my cane anymore to walk.
I started healing quite rapidly, so rapidly that I decided to start writing a journal. Her journal would become a book.
Live free or Die is Shona’s mantra for her own life and the lives of the people she continue to educate across the country on the benefits of cannabis oil. Today, politicians and media are making CBD oil out to be the kinda good kind of cannabis, or arguing that THC is the bad kind of cannabis. Now listen well, that’s not how any of this works. That is the case that is suddenly being made, as that happens, two forces will likely come into play. Keep an eye on these two forces;
Number 1, in order to push the market away from the small sellers and harvesters of CBD oil states, the Feds will likely create a regulatory climate, that is so difficult to manage, that they will through cronyism for CBD oil into the hands of a few, which in turn limits supply and enforces the price of the oil to rise considerably.
Number 2, big pharmaceutical companies will likely begin putting out a safe and legitimate form of CBD oil and that is already starting to happen.
Mark Slaugh: GW Pharmaceuticals out of Great Britain has been producing Sativex which is a 50: 50 blend of CBD and THC. They have no real research behind whether or not 50:50 is even the right ratio. They certainly don’t include the other terpenes or other chemical compounds from the cannabis plant, so we could see "the bone get tossed to the pharmaceutical dog". But, I think if more people take a stand for really the rescheduling marijuana, regulating it, and in a manner similar to alcohol, to allow adults who are already out there consuming, then supply and demand economics is really the best model to move forward with.
So what do you need to know? Where exactly does the US government actually stands on this issue. Cannabis, and Marijuana today it is still a schedule one drug, that means according to our government it has no medicinal use whatsoever, and has a high potential for abuse. Now, does are government really believe that? No! In 1999 the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) filed for a patent for the use of cannabinoids for medicinal purposes.
Also in 1999, they filed for a second patent specifically for cannabis oil - for the treatment of disease. That’s right, our government, through the tax payer funded Department of Health and Human Services, holds two patent on cannabinoids and cannabis oil, to treat certain diseases like Alzheimer’s, and autoimmune diseases like Crohn’s disease.
Meanwhile, our government, through tax payer funded agencies like the Department of Justice, pursue, arrest and imprisoned Americans, who would attempt to access or use cannabis oil to heal their own bodies, because in public they claim cannabis oil is not medicine. But, in private they seek to own the rights to that medicine. Truth means that humanity is greater than politics.
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Charlotte's Web is a high cannabidiol (CBD), low tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) Cannabis extract marketed as a dietary supplement under federal law of the United States and medical cannabis under state laws. It is produced by the Stanley brothers in Colorado. It does not induce the psychoactive "high" typically associated with recreational marijuana strains that are high In THC. In September 2014, the Stanleys announced that they would ensure that the product consistently contained less than 0.3% THC.
Charlotte's Web is named after Charlotte Figi, born October 18, 2006 (age 10), whose story has led to her being described as "the girl who is changing medical marijuana laws across America."
Charlotte’s Web is a cultivar with less than 0.3% THC that has gained popularity as an option for treating seizures as well as a range of other medical conditions. This medical potency is due to its high-CBD content, which was specifically cultivated by Colorado breeders The Stanley Brothers for a young epileptic patient named Charlotte. Contrary to popular belief, Charlotte’s Web is a hemp-derived product with little to no psychoactive effects
Eric Prine's uncontrollable seizures began in late 1992, not long after the six-month-old's parents, Ronnie and Jennifer, took him to the doctor for routine vaccinations. The near-constant seizures soon left Eric a shell of his former self. "We lost every bit that was him," says Ronnie. "We never saw any more smiles or crying or anything like that, just seizures." Ultimately, mounting medical bills forced Ronnie and Jennifer to declare bankruptcy. They sold the home they'd built in Lucedale, Mississippi, and in 2004 moved to the Denver area so that Jennifer could take a nursing job; Ronnie became their son's full-time caregiver...