13 Year Old Medical Marijuana Activist, Charlotte Figi Passes From COVID-19
Charlotte is widely known in the cannabis community for using cannabis publicly to treat her epilepsy.
COVID-19 has taken the life of marijuana and CBD activist Charlotte Figi. News reports revealed that members of Charlotte's family tested positive for the virus, and once she was released from the hospital for treatment of her other medical conditions, she quickly fell ill and was taken back to the hospital to find out the awful news of catching COVID-19.
Charlotte is widely known in the cannabis community for using cannabis publicly to treat her epilepsy. Charlotte has suffered from seizures since she was only 3 months old. By the time she was 3 years old, Charlotte was experiencing up to 300 grand mal seizures weekly. Charlotte was diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome, which was impacting her ability to walk and talk. Her parents were desperate to find relief, so Charlotte's mother reached out to a local dispensary to see if cannabis could help. Her mother tried a concentrate which was high in CBD, and also had a low amount of THC present, her usage of medical cannabis resulted in diminishing her seizures down to once or twice a month-- when she used to experience 2-3 per hour.
Her public use of medical marijuana and CBD has led to widespread acceptance of using cannabis to treat countless medical conditions such as epilepsy. Charlotte even has the CBD strain “Charlotte's Web” named after her for her large impact on the cannabis community.
April 8th will remain a somber day for the Cannabis Community, as the Stanley Brothers said it best.. “Her story built communities, her need built hope, and her legacy will continue to build harmony,”
OMC’s heart goes out to all affected as a result of COVID-19, the medical marijuana community, and anyone suffering with a medical condition which makes it harder to live their everyday life. We are here for you, and will remain available to provide relief to our patients with medical marijuana treatment through this trying time.
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