Perhaps one of the most inspiring marijuana success stories comes from a pint sized little girl known as Charlie Figi, or Charlotte, as stated on her birth certificate. Charlie’s story has been heard around the world, featured on CNN, highlighted by the acclaimed medical doctor Sanjay Gupta and the list goes on and on and on. She is the inspiration for a popular marijuana strain that has been commonly used to treat a variety of cancers and epileptic conditions.
Charlotte’s Web is a strain of cannabis that features high levels of CBD and low levels of THC. Ultimately, I am here to applaud her parents. As a mother myself, I cannot fathom the level of scrutiny and judgment that the Figi family has received in regards to their blatant support and publicity given to their success with medical marijuana. After thoroughly reviewing their situation, it absolutely breaks my heart that this family had a potential cure dangling from a branch on the tree of life, but it was just out of reach. Not to mention, law enforcement had built an impermeable blockade around this tree, keeping the Figi’s as well as many other deserving families from legally taking advantage of this treatment option.
Not only was this family dealt a very scary and unfair hand when it came to Charlie’s severe epilepsy, but they were also forced to completely uproot their lives in order to legally obtain the medication that has significantly improved Charlotte’s seizure activity, and their ability to enjoy her childhood. Luckily, nonprofit organizations like Realm of Caring exist to educate and provide resources for families using medicinal marijuana. These amazing groups of people have come together to offer priceless services and support that continue to change lives with the phenomenal health benefits of cannabis. If you would like the chance to contribute or make a difference, consider donating to this remarkable cause.