KRDO – Charlotte Figi, the little girl who inspired the low-THC medical marijuana strain, “Charlotte’s Web,” has passed away with COVID-19.
Multiple family members tested positive for the virus, said those close to the family. Figi had suffered hundreds of grand mal seizures when her parents, exhausted of heavy-duty drugs, sought out the help of the southern Colorado-based Stanley Brothers, who eventually engineered the non-psychoactive CW Hemp in 2011.
Charlotte was 13 years old. This is deeply saddening news for the cannabis community as we now mourn this tragic death.
A life was shortened but this teenage girl had more of an impact on the world than most of us will ever have. Her story helped validate medical cannabis as real medicine. She was instrumental in shifting the paradigm.
Charlotte may be gone but her Web will spin for eternity.