The national discussion over cannabis legalization hit a tipping point back in 2012 when a five-year-old girl named Charlotte Figi began receiving cannabis oil treatments for severe epileptic seizures she experienced due to Dravet syndrome. Once having hundreds of grand mal seizures a week, following those treatments her seizures decreased to an amazing two or three per month.
The product credited with improving her life — created by cannabis pioneers The Stanley Brothers — would later be named in honor of the young girl: Charlotte’s Web.
In the years following, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta would cite Figi’s medical case as a wake-up call to Americans that cannabis, when used correctly, was a useful medicine. Gupta’s groundbreaking documentary titled Weed had the tagline “Why I changed my mind on weed,” and helped spark a movement of people sympathetic to the cause of medical marijuana.
Now the Stanley Brothers are helping to initiate another potential sea change that takes them from hemp products — which legally contain no more than 0.3% THC — into low-dose THC as an everyday wellness supplement. Those products, called ReCreate, include beneﬁcial uses of the entire cannabis plant, combining them with botanicals and other functional ingredients like ashwagandha, chaga and lion's mane.