Charlotte’s Web was founded in 2012 by the Stanley Brothers in Denver, Colorado. Charlotte’s Web leads the market of hemp-based CBD products and is a publicaly traded company. They created the famous strain called Charlotte's Web and are credited for starting the CBD movement.
- The mother of Charlotte Figi contacted the Stanley brothers in 2012. They were developing a strain of cannabis that was rich in CBD and low in THC. Charlotte suffered from a rare form of epilepsy. But things changed for the better. In 2013, Charlotte and the new cannabis strain called Charlotte’s Web were featured in a documentary by Dr. Sanjay Gupta. This documentary sparked a CBD movement that would lead to an abundance of research and the legalization of hemp. *Charlotte’s Web (and all other CBD products available to the public) are not intended or FDA approved to treat any medical conditions. Please see your doctor for any medical advice on CBD.
- You can read about Charlotte Figi in a case study, here.
- Charlotte's Web has the most substantial following on the internet out of all CBD companies on the market, with thousands of positive testimonials.
- The U.S. Hemp Authority awarded Charlotte's Web a high-quality seal.
- A rating by the Better Business Bureau with excellent reviews.
- Charlotte's Web was given an FDA warning letter in 2017 for false medical claims. I typically put this in the "bad" section. However, Charlotte's Web played a large part in pushing CBD's boundaries before it was legal. Many of the FDA's examples were from customers commenting on how much the product helped a variety of medical conditions. Charlotte's Web fixed the problem (although it's disappointing that the FDA doesn't allow people to share how CBD helps them).
- Charlotte's Web is supporting a study that will help the FDA with questions and concerns about CBD and human health. This may help more people get access to CBD in the future.
- An extensive internet search for Charlotte's Web found no reports of inconsistency, toxins, pesticides, metals, fake products, or unethical business practices.
Fixed (2020 update):
- Fixed labeling. A 2018 report by Consumerlab.com found that the Charlotte's Web label was misleading. My original review in 2019 was also very critical of their label because CW displayed milligrams of hemp extract instead of milligrams of CBD. Many people thought they were getting more CBD than actuality. However, I always looked passed this because they produced CBD before it was federally legal and couldn't use the term "CBD." They also provided a lab cert that showed CBD levels. Their label was fixed in 2019.
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