Strain Name: Charlotte’s Web
Nose: AAAA – sweet, sage, earthy and woody
Taste: AAAA– tastes earthy and mildly sweet – reminiscent of guava or some such fruit. Smoke is pretty easy on the lungs.
Burn: AAAA – Appears well flushed. White ash. Burns well.
Info: This strain of Charlotte’s Web has 8% THC and almost 13% CBD. The cloned version of Charlotte’s Web was cultivated by Colorado breeders The Stanley Brothers specifically for a young epileptic patient named Charlotte and had less than 0.3% THC. This is a phenotype of that popular strain that has more THC in it – closer to a 1.5:1 ratio where the CBD is higher than thc. A fairly clear-headed relaxation is the common high. If you are a veteran THC smoker you may notice very little ‘high’ at all. The Charlotte’s Web cannabis strain has become a popular option in the treatment of seizures, as well as many other neural, physical, and physiological clinical medical conditions. For some patients, the potency of Charlotte’s Web may cause some dizziness. It is recommended that new users proceed with caution. This is a new phenotype acquired in November 2019 and different from the Charlotte’s web we have carried previously. It has almost twice the CBD and is very sticky!
In 2013, CNN featured a story about a family in Colorado whose very young daughter Charlotte was suffering from Dravets Syndrome. This genetic disorder caused hundreds of seizures. No medication provided any relief for Charlotte’s condition. Finally, her parents decided to try cannabis oil, having read some promising studies about the effects of high-CBD (cannabidiol) cannabis strains.
Charlotte was gripped by extremely violent seizures at the rate of over a thousand per month. Once treatment with CBD oil began, her seizures decreased to just a few episodes per month, allowing Charlotte and her family to live a more normal life.
High-CBD strains of cannabis have great importance being smoked or eaten like other varieties, but their true value lies in the infusion of oil with extracted cbd. Extraction and infusion greatly intensifies the anti-inflammatory and neuromedical effects of CBD.
About Charlotte’s Web Strain
Colorado’s Stanley Brothers, breeders of the Charlotte’s Web cannabis strain and makers of CBD oil, originally called the variety “Hippie’s Disappointment” because the level of THC (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol) was so low there was no “stone.” However, the CBD levels were far above anything else on the market.
They crossed an unnamed strain with industrial hemp, breeding Charlotte’s Web weed strain, a plant that produces up to 20 percent CBD. It was perfect for extraction of CBD and concentrated infusion into a potent oil.
The biggest challenge for Charlotte’s family had been finding a strain of cannabis that would work well for high-CBD medications. CBD is found in the resins produced by a flowering cannabis plant, also the main source of THC. The family only wanted the effects of the CBD, without getting their child stoned as part of the treatment.
The Stanleys heard about Charlotte’s affliction, refined Hippie’s Disappointment into their world-famous Charlotte’s Web sativa strain and developed a potent CBD Oil from it.
Charlotte’s Web sativa was a sensation after the CNN story, with families flocking to Colorado just to be able to get their hands on the cbd oil. The plants chosen to make CBD oil can by law only contain up to 0.3 percent THC, essentially providing no psychoactive effect whatsoever.
However, no other strain of cannabis even comes close to the 20 percent CBD levels found in Charlotte’s Web cannabis. That’s around 300 times the CBD levels found in the average recreational strains of weed.
Cannabis is frequently proving to have medicinal properties that profoundly change the lives of patients. Pain relief, mental issues, even eating disorders have been treated successfully with the plant or its extracts. Charlotte’s Web represents a great success for the industry, patients and society as a whole.