rociconCharlotte’s Web Hemp Extract is a cannabis remedy that is named after Charlotte Fiji, who is described as “the girl who is changing medical marijuana laws across America.”

She experienced an amazing reduction of her epileptic seizures after her first dose of this MEDICAL HIGH-CBD cannabis at age five. It’s also helping people with PTSD, muscle spasms, brain injuries, digestion issues, aches and pains, depression and more. 

If you ask around, most people are familiar with the children’s novel, Charlotte’s Web, written by E. B. White and illustrated by Garth Williams.

In it’s early days, Charlotte’s Web Oil was thought of as “medical marijuana,” so there was much controversy about the use of cannabis as medicine, after all — the U.S. Government declared marihuana as dangerous.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta discusses Charlotte's Web on CNN special

Dr. Sanjay Gupta discusses Charlotte’s Web on CNN special

But things changed when this remedy was featured in the 2013 CNN documentaryWeed.”  Word spread and attitudes changed because the media coverage increased the demand for something that was bringing life back to their children. The story of Charlotte’s Web Hemp Extract has also been featured on 60 MinutesThe ViewNPRMSNBCNBC NewsThe New York TimesTIME Magazine and more.

A clinical review in the New England Journal of Medicine states that since 2013, data has been collected on patients with severe epilepsy (Dravet’s syndrome and the Lennox–Gastaut syndrome). The patients received Epidiolex, a purified cannabis extract containing 99% cannabidiol and less than 0.10% THC. Among 137 patients, the median reduction in the number of seizures was 54%. Charlotte’s Web contains 99% cannabidiol and 0.3% THC.

plant leavesNow it’s certified by Colorado’s Department of Agriculture as hemp – thus the re-naming the oil as “hemp extract.” (The oil is just a liquid that suspends the extract in a form that is easy to dispense). Consumable hemp is considered a dietary supplement due to ultra-low THC content of only 0.3%. It is legally shipped to all 50 states without a doctor’s recommendation. The featured natural molecular compound is cannabidiol (CBD). KEY: The chemical ratio in Charlottes Web Hemp Extract is 26:1 CBD-to-THC.

Read more: our friends over at United Patients Group highlighted National Epilepsy Awareness Month – and they connect with doctors who go into more depth with lots of articles about cannabinoid therapies for epilepsy. Check them out!

How to order and dosing info next, but first our story:
I heard about CW on a national talk show hosted by Norman Goldman. I was listening to radio station WCPT by using the TuneIn Radio smartphone app. Having seen THC cause big problems for people with bipolar, I called into Norm’s show and warned about the dangers of recreational street marijuana.

Norman Goldman, ratio talk show host and network TV contributor

Norman Goldman, ratio talk show host and network TV contributor

Norm told me that HIGH-CBD cannabis is DIFFERENT, and that Charlotte’s Web has been working wonders for people with cancer, migraine headaches, and provided relief for some kids with severe epileptic seizures.

I realized that my family member was taking Lamictal (Lamotragine), which is an anti-seizure medication. Could Charlotte’s Web – also an anti-seizure remedy – be a beneficial mood stabilizer for bipolar – but without the side effects?”

Tons of people were moving to Colorado to get relief for their children. Rather than wait,  I found a strain of cannabis locally called “ACDC” that had a 20:1 ratio of CBDsto-THC in it. It’s a good strain to start reducing “street pot” usage. We tried it, and liked it!! The calming benefit was definitely noticeable.

After three months of using ACDC, we added in Charlotte’s Web. It made a substantial added benefit. I now see more stability, more calm, better communication, and more stable sleep patterns.

Note: Cannabis/hemp is NOT a substitute for any anti-psychotic medication. ADD it in to your regular routine. Do NOT suddenly reduce or increase any prescribed medications (especially any SSRI drug such as Prozac, Lexapro, etc.) unless instructed by YOUR DOCTOR. 

SEE THIS PAGE about CW dosing for mental well-being.

To know the dose of cannabidiol (CBD) that you are taking, you have to know the amount of milligrams of CBD in the particular bottle that you purchase. The most potent version is their “Advanced” product line.Drops

rociconContact “The Realm of Caring” at http://www.theroc.us  (not com) to order Charlotte’s Web. Ask them for a coupon code for discounts on larger quantities. Call them at 719-347-5400. Get info, share stories, dose info and ask them to walk you through sign up and purchases. Email: info@theroc.us

Then sign in on the CW Hemp page using your Realm of Caring account, and select your purchase. Bipolar Health Group and it’s associates are not employed by The Realm of Caring or CW Hemp. We’re their customer!

NO doctor’s recommendation is required to purchase hemp remedies. Check your local laws. In some states like Utah you’ll need to go a few more steps. Charlotte’s Web Hemp Extract is grown under the Amendment 64 in Colorado and has been independently verified by the Colorado Department of Agriculture as hemp.

We need to better identify the different levels of quality and chemical make-up of cannabis. One size does NOT fit all, especially when it comes to the term, “Medical marijuana.” Here is how we separate and distinguish what you get from different cannabis:

(1) THC street pot (inconsistent quality)
(2) Medical marijuana (higher quality, different cannabinoids) and it includes:

       • THC-dominant medical marijuana (more THC than CBD)
       • THC-CBD-balanced medical marijuana – 1:1 ratio of CBD-to-THC
       • CBD-dominant medical marijuana – 2:1 ratio, or 5:2 ratio of CBD-to-THC
(3) Medical-CBD cannabis/hemp (25:1 or more CBD-to-THC ratio).

Note: edible cannabis products may contain different amounts of active ingredients than specified on packaging labels. Double-check the testing, consistency and reliability of any edible cannabis product.

Just to be clear, HIGH-CBD cannabis is NOT a substitute for an anti-psychotic medication like Seroquel, Zyprexa, Depakote, etc. It is NOT a substitute for any anti-depression medication. Add-in medical-CBD remedies to your normal routine. 

TIME Pot mouseWe are the lab rats.

We are the ones beginning to use Charlotte’s Web and other cannabis remedies! Here’s the best TIME Magazine article about the SCIENCE of CBD as a treatment for schizophrenia. Here’s another TIME Magazine article about medical cannabis and diabetes!

Oh did I mention it’s reduced my depression?

Add CW to your current prescribed schedule. Do not stop any prescribed medicines. CW is infused in a MCT (Medium Chain Triglicerides) oil. Call ROC and ask them to guide you to the info about anti-depression, PTSD, anti-anxiety, epilepsy, help against cancer, nausea and anti-inflammatory remedies. Call 719-347-5400. Visit http://www.theroc.us

Be a part of the research! If you’re using Charlotte’s Web Hemp Extract, or any other CBD or medical marijuana product, sign up with the Realm of Caring’s Observational Research Registry research program with Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Johns Hopkins School of MedicineThe Johns Hopkins team will evaluate data about what works for Charlotte’s Web users, and how their lives have changed while using various cannabis therapies. It’s an anonymous survey (takes about an hour – it’s real research) finding out about those with Epilepsy, Cancer, Autoimmune Disorder, Neurological Disorder, Neuropsychiatric Disorder, Behavioral Disorder, Chronic Pain, and other conditions. Whether you are currently using cannabinoid therapies or not, your input will be invaluable to other families, doctors, and researchers.

Why do cannabinoids help treat so many different ailments? The human Endocannibiniod System. We have a skeletal system, a circulatory system, a nervous system, a digestive system, and an Endocannabinoid System (ECS). Here’s Dr. Ethan Russo’s important reading list for all you researchers out there!

There are many different kinds of CBD solutions available to the public. ACDC is an excellent cannabis for mental wellbeing. Cannabis solutions, when derived from industrial or therapeutic hemp, are legal due to the low THC content. ACDC is very low in THC but still requires a doctor’s recommendation in order to be purchased in a state where medical marijuana is legal. We certainly are not encouraging anyone to acquire any illegal substances or engage in any illegal behaviors! Explore your options fully. The legality of hemp makes it an easy starting choice, but everyone is an individual. With proper care, metal wellbeing solutions are here NOW.

Dr. Bonni Goldstein has served as Chief Resident at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She was a Clinical Instructor in Pediatrics at USC School of Medicine in Los Angeles, Emergency Transport Attending Physician at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Emergency Medicine Attending Physician in the Pediatric Emergency Department at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. She has been evaluating both adult and pediatric patients for use of medical cannabis.

Dr. Bonni Goldstein has served as a Clinical Instructor in Pediatrics at USC School of Medicine in Los Angeles. She has been evaluating both adult and pediatric patients for use of medical cannabis.

Seek advice from doctors when starting any new treatment. This site is not a substitute for professional medical or health advice, examination, diagnosis, or treatment. Do not delay seeking or disregard medical treatment based on information on this site.

Bring clinical information about hemp therapies and other dietary supplements (whether evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration or not) to your doctor when seeking to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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