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(Some Guy)   R.I.P. Charlotte Figi, the brave little girl who inspired the Charlotte's Web CBD strain, has died from coronavirus   (coloradosun.com) divider line
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2020-04-08 3:09:21 PM  
35 votes:
I saw her featured on the original CNN "Weed" special with Sanjay Gupta. She had ongoing seizures daily and a CBD strain grown by some brothers in Colorado with no THC stopped them.  The brothers originally thought, who in the world would want a pot strain with no THC?  It ended up being exactly what she needed so they named the stain after her.  A sad ending to a hopeful story.
 
2020-04-08 3:37:49 PM  
25 votes:
No snark intended at all with this post.

This little girl's success is exactly why big pharma lobbies so hard to keep marijuana illegal. Between seizure control (both chronic, like her condition, and temporary post-surgery), and treatment for traumatic brain injury there is big money to be lost if a weed becomes legalized as a drug. As it stands, even developing a non-THC variant for this girl was illegal at the federal level since pot is a schedule 1 narcotic.

I doubt this country is going to wake up and realize they've made a mistake, but maybe, just maybe...
 
2020-04-08 3:16:51 PM  
25 votes:
"Charlotte is no longer suffering. She is seizure-free forever. Thank you so much for all of your love," read the post, which also asked the public to respect Figi's family's privacy.

"Your work is done Charlotte, the world is changed, and you can now rest knowing that you leave the world a better place"


What??  I'm not crying.  *YOU'RE* crying.

Big crybaby.
 
2020-04-08 3:05:54 PM  
20 votes:
Dying at 13. So sad.
 
2020-04-08 3:29:44 PM  
14 votes:
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2020-04-08 3:17:49 PM  
10 votes:
Only the good die young.

If nothing else, let this serve as a reminder that no age group has been completely spared by COVID-19.
 
2020-04-08 3:21:27 PM  
8 votes:
My sincere condolences to her friends and family.

Tragic to come so far to pass so young. 😞
 
2020-04-08 3:53:13 PM  
7 votes:

WilderKWight: Opacity: No snark intended at all with this post.

This little girl's success is exactly why big pharma lobbies so hard to keep marijuana illegal. Between seizure control (both chronic, like her condition, and temporary post-surgery), and treatment for traumatic brain injury there is big money to be lost if a weed becomes legalized as a drug. As it stands, even developing a non-THC variant for this girl was illegal at the federal level since pot is a schedule 1 narcotic.

I doubt this country is going to wake up and realize they've made a mistake, but maybe, just maybe...

Where do YOU live? It's been legal here in Michigan for several years now; First as medical only, and now as recreational (since 2018).

Go after your state and get it on the ballot. That's what we did. It actually farkin' worked. Now, ironically, marijuana dispensaries are among the businesses classified as essential during the pandemic.


He specified Federal level, though.
 
2020-04-08 3:51:06 PM  
7 votes:

Opacity: No snark intended at all with this post.

This little girl's success is exactly why big pharma lobbies so hard to keep marijuana illegal. Between seizure control (both chronic, like her condition, and temporary post-surgery), and treatment for traumatic brain injury there is big money to be lost if a weed becomes legalized as a drug. As it stands, even developing a non-THC variant for this girl was illegal at the federal level since pot is a schedule 1 narcotic.

I doubt this country is going to wake up and realize they've made a mistake, but maybe, just maybe...


Where do YOU live? It's been legal here in Michigan for several years now; First as medical only, and now as recreational (since 2018).

Go after your state and get it on the ballot. That's what we did. It actually farkin' worked. Now, ironically, marijuana dispensaries are among the businesses classified as essential during the pandemic.
 
2020-04-08 3:37:32 PM  
7 votes:
fark coronavirus.
 
2020-04-08 3:32:51 PM  
6 votes:
Resigning myself to the fact that stories like these are going to pile up in the weeks to come isn't making it any easier. It's bullshiat
 
2020-04-08 6:17:56 PM  
5 votes:
Thank you, Charlotte. 

You are the reason I could sleep without the hag. After 14 years, I am finally able to sleep multiple nights in a row without fearing an episode.

/gotta plant a few seeds on her grave if I ever get out there. . .
 
2020-04-08 5:24:02 PM  
5 votes:
Dboat: This little girl and those around her did an amazing amount of good for a lot of people.

That can't be stressed hard enough! I personally know so many that it has helped it's ridiculous. This little lady and her family did more good for the planet in her 13 short years than most people manage in a lifetime. I'm very glad her name will live on in the strain as well as history. She deserves to be remembered.
 
2020-04-08 4:50:50 PM  
5 votes:

Sean M: Let's also remember that smoking severely increases complications with COVID-19: https://www.biorxiv.org/cont​ent/10.1101/2020.03.28.013672v1


Congress., she didn't smoke it.  Cbd oil, pill for or mix with food.
 
2020-04-08 3:58:45 PM  
5 votes:
Some kid.
 
2020-04-08 3:54:07 PM  
5 votes:
                        R.I.P. little one,

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2020-04-08 3:28:36 PM  
5 votes:
RIP sweet Charlotte, you are free from this tainted orb  and dark plane of existence

/ I seriously need to do something about this dust..
 
2020-04-08 4:54:36 PM  
4 votes:
I'm deeply saddened by this news. This little girl and those around her did an amazing amount of good for a lot of people. God speed dear girl...

D
 
2020-04-08 4:19:19 PM  
4 votes:

Opacity: No snark intended at all with this post.

This little girl's success is exactly why big pharma lobbies so hard to keep marijuana illegal. Between seizure control (both chronic, like her condition, and temporary post-surgery), and treatment for traumatic brain injury there is big money to be lost if a weed becomes legalized as a drug. As it stands, even developing a non-THC variant for this girl was illegal at the federal level since pot is a schedule 1 narcotic.

I doubt this country is going to wake up and realize they've made a mistake, but maybe, just maybe...


The cat is out of the bag so to speak. Her case helped break medical marijuana and changed the landscape. Her name will forever be associated with legalization.
 
2020-04-08 3:11:56 PM  
4 votes:
That's heartbreaking.  :(
 
2020-04-08 10:15:55 PM  
3 votes:

flondrix: Brettster808: I saw her featured on the original CNN "Weed" special with Sanjay Gupta. She had ongoing seizures daily and a CBD strain grown by some brothers in Colorado with no THC stopped them.  The brothers originally thought, who in the world would want a pot strain with no THC?  It ended up being exactly what she needed so they named the stain after her.  A sad ending to a hopeful story.

A strain with no THC?  So, can people with condition like hers be treated with the CBD oil that is now available darn near everywhere, and no longer need the special strain?


Yes, but they created the Charlotte's Web strain before CBD oil was available almost literally everywhere.  In fact it was the publicity from her case that lead to the popularity of CBD products.
 
2020-04-08 7:00:56 PM  
3 votes:

Opacity: No snark intended at all with this post.

This little girl's success is exactly why big pharma lobbies so hard to keep marijuana illegal. Between seizure control (both chronic, like her condition, and temporary post-surgery), and treatment for traumatic brain injury there is big money to be lost if a weed becomes legalized as a drug. As it stands, even developing a non-THC variant for this girl was illegal at the federal level since pot is a schedule 1 narcotic.

I doubt this country is going to wake up and realize they've made a mistake, but maybe, just maybe...


The feds maintain that cannabis has no medical uses and is therefore more illegal than fentanyl or methamphetamine. The feds also hold a use patent for CBD as a medicine to treat brain damage and have approved synthetic THC to treat appetite loss in cancer patients. The hypocrisy is staggering. Just another reminder I live in a failed state masquerading as a world hegemon.
 
2020-04-08 6:03:53 PM  
3 votes:
I have hoped for years to not see another parent have to bury their child. Sadly, it happens all too often.  My deepest condolences to her family and friends.
 
2020-04-08 5:49:54 PM  
3 votes:

Opacity: No snark intended at all with this post.

This little girl's success is exactly why big pharma lobbies so hard to keep marijuana illegal. Between seizure control (both chronic, like her condition, and temporary post-surgery), and treatment for traumatic brain injury there is big money to be lost if a weed becomes legalized as a drug. As it stands, even developing a non-THC variant for this girl was illegal at the federal level since pot is a schedule 1 narcotic.

I doubt this country is going to wake up and realize they've made a mistake, but maybe, just maybe...


The medical harm of prohibition is but a drop in the ocean compared to the damage caused to the criminal justice system and the general population.
 
2020-04-08 5:45:49 PM  
3 votes:

Smoking GNU: WilderKWight: Go after your state and get it on the ballot. That's what we did. It actually farkin' worked. Now, ironically, marijuana dispensaries are among the businesses classified as essential during the pandemic.

He specified Federal level, though.


Once it's legal in all 50 states--and it seem to be on its way--the federal government will cave.  Heck, if it becomes legal in enough states, the feds may be unable to prosecute anyone without two or three jokers on the jury refusing to convict.

I hear that kept happening in the later years of prohibition.
 
2020-04-08 4:32:28 PM  
3 votes:

Sean M: Let's also remember that smoking severely increases complications with COVID-19: https://www.biorxiv.org/cont​ent/10.1101/2020.03.28.013672v1


I don't think she was a big smoker.
 
2020-04-08 8:27:46 PM  
2 votes:

thesubliminalman: and this is relevant for why?  Fark has gone to "corrected by the fark overlords"


Those words are English, but that doesn't make any sense.
 
2020-04-08 6:01:01 PM  
2 votes:
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/RIP
 
2020-04-08 4:10:18 PM  
2 votes:
Tonight she dines in Valhalla.
 
2020-04-08 3:54:34 PM  
2 votes:

WilderKWight: Opacity: No snark intended at all with this post.

This little girl's success is exactly why big pharma lobbies so hard to keep marijuana illegal. Between seizure control (both chronic, like her condition, and temporary post-surgery), and treatment for traumatic brain injury there is big money to be lost if a weed becomes legalized as a drug. As it stands, even developing a non-THC variant for this girl was illegal at the federal level since pot is a schedule 1 narcotic.

I doubt this country is going to wake up and realize they've made a mistake, but maybe, just maybe...

Where do YOU live? It's been legal here in Michigan for several years now; First as medical only, and now as recreational (since 2018).

Go after your state and get it on the ballot. That's what we did. It actually farkin' worked. Now, ironically, marijuana dispensaries are among the businesses classified as essential during the pandemic.


Read it again, they said federal level
 
2020-04-08 3:28:09 PM  
2 votes:

MikeyFuccon: Only the good die young.

If nothing else, let this serve as a reminder that no age group has been completely spared by COVID-19.


Eh that wont stop people saying that we should reopen everything since young people ''don't die from the virus''...
 
2020-04-08 3:27:40 PM  
2 votes:
Well nuts. :(
 
2020-04-08 9:44:08 PM  
1 vote:

flondrix: Brettster808: I saw her featured on the original CNN "Weed" special with Sanjay Gupta. She had ongoing seizures daily and a CBD strain grown by some brothers in Colorado with no THC stopped them.  The brothers originally thought, who in the world would want a pot strain with no THC?  It ended up being exactly what she needed so they named the stain after her.  A sad ending to a hopeful story.

A strain with no THC?  So, can people with condition like hers be treated with the CBD oil that is now available darn near everywhere, and no longer need the special strain?


Theoretically, yes. But to clarify, you can't grow a weed plant with absolutely no THC. There's going to be a little bit. But a lot of those tinctures and such do use CBD isolate.

But if you're asking because you or someone you know could benefit from it, just get some hemp flower and make your own tinctures or edibles (or smoke it, which is what I do). It's astronomically cheaper that way.
 
2020-04-08 5:38:58 PM  
1 vote:

KingBiefWhistle: Resigning myself to the fact that stories like these are going to pile up in the weeks to come isn't making it any easier. It's bullshiat


I tellya, Fark is going to need a funerary tag.  "Sad" is getting overused.
 
2020-04-08 4:44:50 PM  
1 vote:

WilderKWight: Opacity: No snark intended at all with this post.

This little girl's success is exactly why big pharma lobbies so hard to keep marijuana illegal. Between seizure control (both chronic, like her condition, and temporary post-surgery), and treatment for traumatic brain injury there is big money to be lost if a weed becomes legalized as a drug. As it stands, even developing a non-THC variant for this girl was illegal at the federal level since pot is a schedule 1 narcotic.

I doubt this country is going to wake up and realize they've made a mistake, but maybe, just maybe...

Where do YOU live? It's been legal here in Michigan for several years now; First as medical only, and now as recreational (since 2018).

Go after your state and get it on the ballot. That's what we did. It actually farkin' worked. Now, ironically, marijuana dispensaries are among the businesses classified as essential during the pandemic.


You missed the "federal" part.  He's talking about why it hasn't been legalised at the federal level.  Because the lobbying groups brib... I mean donate and provide nice trips for congress.
 
rka
2020-04-08 4:11:21 PM  
1 vote:
She did test negative for COVID-19 prior to release from the hospital.

https://www.denverpost.com/2020/04/08​/​charlotte-figi-obituary-coronavirus/

False negative? Definitely possible. Something else entirely? Hasn't officially been ruled out.
 
2020-04-08 4:00:24 PM  
1 vote:

Tr0mBoNe: Has anyone checked in on Wilbur?


We did. He said this virus will probably be a boon for the economy.
 
2020-04-08 3:59:11 PM  
1 vote:
Blessings of peace, Charlotte
 
2020-04-08 3:58:40 PM  
1 vote:
Well that sucks.
 
2020-04-08 3:36:25 PM  
1 vote:
Sad.
 
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