Strain Name: Charlotte’s Web (NOW WITH TWICE AS MUCH CBD!)
Nose: AAAA – sweet, sage, earthy and woody
Taste: AAAA– tastes earthy and mildly sweet – reminiscent of guava or some such fruit. Smoke is pretty easy on the lungs.
Burn: AAAA – Appears well flushed. White ash. Burns well.
Visual: AAA Mostly small to medium open buds with visible crystal and lots of twirly orange pistils. These buds are sticky! Stem snaps, product is dried properly
Info: The cloned version of Charlotte’s Web was specifically cultivated by Colorado breeders The Stanley Brothers for a young epileptic patient named Charlotte and had less than 0.3% thc. This is a phenotype of that popular strain that has more THC in it – closer to a 1:1 ratio although cbd is higher than THC. A fairly clear-headed relaxation is the common high. If you are a veteran THC smoker you may notice very little ‘high’ at all. This strain has gained popularity as an option for treating seizures as well as a range of other medical conditions. Charlotte’s Web may cause dizziness for some patients, so new users should be cautious. This is a new phenotype acquired in Jan 2018 and different from the Charlotte’s web we have carried previously. It has almost twice the CBD and is very sticky!
In 2013, CNN featured a story about a family in Colorado whose very young daughter Charlotte was suffering from Dravets Syndrome. This genetic disorder caused hundreds of seizures. No medication provided any relief for Charlotte’s condition. Finally, her parents decided to try cannabis oil, having read some promising studies about the effects of high-CBD (cannabidiol) cannabis strains.
Charlotte was gripped by extremely violent seizures at the rate of over a thousand per month. Once treatment with CBD oil began, her seizures decreased to just a few episodes per month, allowing Charlotte and her family to live a more normal life.
High-CBD strains of cannabis have great importance being smoked or eaten like other varieties, but their true value lies in the infusion of oil with extracted CBD. Extraction and infusion greatly intensifies the anti-inflammatory and neuromedical effects of CBD.
About Charlotte’s Web Strain
Colorado’s Stanley Brothers, breeders of the Charlotte’s Web cannabis strain and makers of CBD oil, originally called the variety “Hippie’s Disappointment” because the level of THC (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol) was so low there was no “stone.” However, the CBD levels were far above anything else on the market.
They crossed an unnamed strain with industrial hemp, breeding Charlotte’s Web weed strain, a plant that produces up to 20 percent CBD. It was perfect for extraction of CBD and concentrated infusion into a potent oil.
The biggest challenge for Charlotte’s family had been finding a strain of cannabis that would work well for high-CBD medications. CBD is found in the resins produced by a flowering cannabis plant, also the main source of THC. The family only wanted the effects of the CBD, without getting their child stoned as part of the treatment.
The Stanleys heard about Charlotte’s affliction, refined Hippie’s Disappointment into their world-famous Charlotte’s Web sativa strain and developed a potent CBD Oil from it.
Charlotte’s Web sativa was a sensation after the CNN story, with families flocking to Colorado just to be able to get their hands on the CBD oil. The plants chosen to make CBD oil can by law only contain up to 0.3 percent THC, essentially providing no psychoactive effect whatsoever.
However, no other strain of cannabis even comes close to the 20 percent CBD levels found in Charlotte’s Web cannabis. That’s around 300 times the CBD levels found in the average recreational strains of weed.
Cannabis is frequently proving to have medicinal properties that profoundly change the lives of patients. Pain relief, mental issues, even eating disorders have been treated successfully with the plant or its extracts. Charlotte’s Web represents a great success for the industry, patients and society as a whole.
Sample submitted: “Charlotte’s Web” dried cannabis flowers.
Visual Inspection: Free from visible contamination and foreign matter.
Activated vs non-activated: activated cannabinoids are non-acidic (neutral) and are the form utilized by the human brain/ body. Activation occurs via heating (smoking, vaporizing, cooking). Cannabinoids in the natural plant are acidic (non-activated) and need to be converted to their neutral form in order to be utilized by the human body. Therefore one would expect fresh cannabis buds to contain mainly non-activated cannabinoids. Processed materials (baked goods, heated extracts) should be higher in the activated forms.
Absent Cannabinoids: if a cannabinoid or terpene is blank, it is not necessarily absent but below the limit of detection by the detector (usually less than 0.01%).
Cannabis Potency Summary Table:
Three tests of each sample were analysed and summarised below:
% by weight
Δ9 THC (activated)
Δ8 THC (activated)
THC-Acid (not activated)
*THC total (THC-Acid THC)
CBD-Acid (not activated)
*CBD total (CBD-Acid CBD)
CBG-Acid (not activated)
*CBG total (CBG-Acid CBG)
CBV-Acid (not activated)
*CBV total (CBV-Acid CBV)
Activated Cannabinoid Total:
- when reporting totals, acidic cannabinoids are multiplied by 0.877 to account for loss of mass from decarboxylation upon heating (activating)