One of the most popular high-CBD cannabis strains, Charlotte’s Web received nationwide attention when it was featured in the CNN documentary “Weed” in 2013. Appropriate for anytime of day, Charlotte’s Web was cultivated to treat epileptic seizures.
Bred by The Stanley Brothers of Colorado, this powerful cannabis strain is named after Charlotte Figi, an American girl with Dravet’s syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy. The goal was to develop a non-psychoactive cannabis strain that could reduce her seizures.
Created by crossing an unknown marijuana strain with an industrial hemp plant, Charlotte’s Web is considered sativa-dominant. Charlotte’s Web contains less than 0.3% THC, so the flowers and products made from it are considered hemp-derived, making it more legally accessible.
Even though Charlotte’s Web is typically seen in oil form, like all cannabis, it starts as a simple flower. Its buds are light green with orange hairs. When smoked, its aroma is floral with mint and woody undertones. On the other hand, oil from Charlotte’s Web is grassy in smell and taste.
Those looking for strong psychoactivity must look elsewhere, as Charlotte’s Web is one of the few cannabis strains with no psychoactive effects. While there’s no psychoactivity, consumers will notice feeling relaxed, focused, and uplifted. It’s ideal for mitigating mood disorders and continuing to go about your day.
Charlotte’s Web became famous by reducing Charlotte’s Figi’s seizures, but it also contains properties that can alleviate chronic pain, inflammation and depression. Medical marijuana patients suffering from fibromyalgia or Parkinson’s Disease may find it beneficial in reducing muscle spasms and joint-related injuries.
This high-CBD strain is also a great choice for cancer patients looking to manage nausea and fatigue, and it can be used at any time of the day.