This is one of the best-liked high CBD strains, receiving wide attention when featured in the CNN documentary “Weed” a few years ago.
Cultivated by The Stanley Brothers, in Colorado, this potent strain is named after Charlotte Figi, a girl with a rare kind of epilepsy—Dravet’s syndrome. The mission of the breeder was to develop non-psychoactive cannabis that could reduce Figi’s seizures.
Combining an unknown marijuana strain with an industrial hemp plant, Charlotte’s Web is Sativa-dominant. Since it contains less than 0.3% THC, the flowers and products made from it are considered hemp-derived (making it legal to use in parts of the United States where cannabis is prohibited).
Charlotte’s Web has light-green buds with orange hairs. When smoked, its smell is floral with mint and woody hints. However, oil from the strain has a grassy smell and taste.
While Charlotte’s Web isn’t psychoactive, it does help users to feel relaxed, focused, and uplifted. It’s ideal for mitigating mood disorders. It also works to reduce the seizures of Dravet’s and can help to alleviate chronic pain, inflammation, and depression. People coping with fibromyalgia or Parkinson’s disease may find that it works to reduce muscle spasms and joint-related injuries.
This CBD cannabis strain—which lends itself to daytime use—can also be beneficial for cancer patients looking to manage nausea and fatigue.
Alpha-Pinene Beta-Caryophyllene Alpha-Bisabolol Beta-Pinene Limonene