What is Charolette’s Web?
Charlotte’s Web CBD Sativa Strain is a high-CBD, low-THC hemp strain that was created by Colorado’s Stanley Brothers to treat and reduce seizures.
Its story began with a girl named Charlotte Figi, who was diagnosed with Dravet syndrome — a rare, severe form of epilepsy. After trying other forms of treatment, Figi’s parents eventually turned to extracted cannabis oil, and immediately saw a reduction in seizure frequency and intensity.
Enter the Stanley Brothers. They later created a strain called Hippie’s Disappointment — named for its lack of intoxicating effects from its 30:1 CBD-to-THC ratio. They gave extracted oil from the cultivar to the Figi family, and it worked so well, the brothers renamed the strain in Charlotte’s honor.
Charlotte’s Web quickly gained national acclaim with the help of positive reviews from Dr. Sanjay Gupta, whose anti-cannabis opinions were radically swayed by the effectiveness of low-THC cannabis, and success stories from both pediatric and adult patients whose seizures were eased.
The hemp-derived strain produces plants with long, thin fan leaves and piney fragrances that are characteristic of Sativa strains. Charlotte’s Web seeds aren’t available commercially, but when indoor growers can procure a clone, they can expect flowering in 60-70 days or in early October.
Type: Sativa (CBD)
Flavours: Herbal, Pine, Peppery
Effects: Relaxed, Happy, Focused, Uplifted, Creative
In-depth Information: Leafly