"Charlotte's Web," Derived From Hemp, Has Been Legal Since 2003

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Moriah Barnhardt has a three-year-old daughter, Dahlia, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor last May. Anecdotal evidence suggests that a soon-to-be-legal brand of low-THC pot called Charlotte's Web might help her condition. If not, legalizing medical marijuana as a whole would give her a plethora of treatment options by allowing her to tweak the formula she administers to her kid.

But this Tampa mom doesn't need to wait for 2015, or for Florida voters to make up their minds. She's one of the many parents who are already purchasing hemp oil online and making Rick Scott's decree obsolete before it even happens.

Starting at the beginning of next year, something that's often called "Charlotte's Web" will be grown in Florida. This medical marijuana, which is named after a product developed by the Stanley brothers in Colorado, will be a low THC and high Cannabidiol compound that doesn't get people stoned. It will be made into oil that can be dropped into children's food to alleviate their intractable epilepsy or help with their chronic pain.

But a website called RealScientificHempOil.com sells a hemp-derived product for $550 a tube that mirrors the profile of what people are calling Charlotte's Web. It has 18 percent Cannabidiol and less than 1 percent of the THC that gets you stoned. It's also been totally legal in all 50 states since a 2003 circuit court ruling. That said, RSHO's product basically means that the medical marijuana reform law Governor Rick Scott signed last month is practically meaningless.

Counter to the popular narrative, Barnhardt says the Compassionate Care Act is creating a mental monopoly in which people think "Charlotte's Web" is their only option. She wants people to realize that it's the same thing as thinking only Kleenex sells tissues.

She encourages people to try Charlotte's Web's already-legal competitor rather than sign up for a waiting list.

See also: "Charlotte's Web" Medical Marijuana Bill Isn't Enough for Many Parents of Epileptics

"It's hemp -- not a special version of hemp," this mom says of the oil she gets for RSHO. "If you need hemp, and you believe its going to help your child, get it imported and decide for yourself."

The day she took her first dose, Dahlia Barnhardt had her first full night sleep since she was diagnosed. The next day, she was both hungry and thirsty, even though doctors had been threatening to put her on a feeding tube. Though she usually vomited every hour, Dahlia kept down her food and water. After four days of using the hemp product, momma Barnhardt says she knew it wasn't a fluke.

"Nobody needs to be on a waiting list for [Cannabidiol]," says Andrew Hard of Real Scientific Hemp Oil. "I don't know how the Stanley Brothers created this huge cloud of confusion, but they have a crazy PR machine."

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CBDProducts
CBDProducts

First off, to the people holding the CBD oil accountable for the death of anyone are so far removed from reality. There are so many factors that are unaccounted for that there is simply no way for any of us to know what the cause was. Have you filed for the autopsy reports? Aren't there people who lost their lives even with THC based regimens? Think about it before you unleash your anger in the wrong direction. Cannabis DOES NOT have a 100% track record, despite your shouting that it does. Not everything can be, or is meant to be, fixed. Such egos holding on...


The hemp is European sourced. To simply parrot that is it from China shows that you have not done any research, and are simply hating on CBD hemp oil. Maybe it's a threat to your business? 


I cannot wait until all of the BS is finally done, and true legalization can occur. And not the corporatization of cannabis, like what has happened in CO and WA, and SAY NO TO 91 IN OREGON! It is not legalization, despite what they call it. More people will go to prison. Leave the OMMP system as it is, and improve on it in favor of the patients, not corporations.

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thecannabiscollege

BREAKING NEWS-  Not confirmed yet but from a very reliable, consistent I heart radio source


Oklahoma Bureau Of Narcotics just deemed RSHO illegal and  sent a cease and desist order to Hempmeds


There IS a God

thecannabiscollege
thecannabiscollege

Pretty biased reporting seeing how the "journalist" is a Kannaway rep (rolling eyes)  You folks will go to any length to pull that wool over peoples eyes, hope the $$ is all worth it but I personally believe karma is a much stronger force than monetary wealth.  You've seen the labs that have come out of Cranfords but you still pedal this poison to kids.  Deplorable.

thecannabiscollege
thecannabiscollege

Parents, please do your research before considering this junk.  Its made in china and has been tested independently.  The labs are atrocious, zinc, arsenic, aluminum, more heavy metal than an axle grease.  These companies are currently dealing with lawsuits from families who's children were autopsied and their kidneys are full of metals.  These folks wont be operating much longer thank god but PLEASE,....DO THE RESEARCH, this is NOT an option.  FULL PLANT EXTRACT,...NOT axle grease!!!!!

hempstaff
hempstaff topcommenter

I'm still not 100% convinced this is legal - why is it ONLY sold online?

AlternativeCare
AlternativeCare

@thecannabiscollege Well, cannabiscollege, I guess your handle is supposed to make people think you know what you are talking about, but apparently you do not.


Medicine made from Hemp, like RHSO made by HempMeds, has all of the compounds of the cannabinoid just the same as any medicine made from marijuana.  HempMeds uses the entire plant, their plants are grown in Europe, and the manufacturing in done in the US.  The quality is much better than the Stanley Brothers' stove top preparations, and are tested by independent labs.


It's obvious that you have a vendetta against common sense, and I hope that you are not actually teaching others your delusional opinions.


thecannabiscollege
thecannabiscollege

@hempstaff Its not completely legal.  Independent labs have shown not just lots of metals but upwards of 1.5% thc. This has gotten the fda's attention and its been pulled from both ebay and amazon.  This stuff, while helping with seizure, is killing kids, 2 documented so far.  See y'all in court.



anon172
anon172

@hempstaff It's not only sold online, some small herbal stores sell this as well. Products like RSHO, Elixinol, US Hemp Wholesale CBD Oil are made from legally imported industrial hemp with less than 1% THC. The FDA considers this a food/dietary supplement, so it can not legally be advertised as medicinal. 


The benefit of legalizing strains like charlottes web is the price should go down because manufacturers don't have to pay the import/shipping fees.


Sources:

http://www.agmrc.org/commodities__products/fiber/industrial-hemp-profile/

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL32725.pdf



thecannabiscollege
thecannabiscollege

@AlternativeCare @thecannabiscollege I appreciate the hate, lets me know I'm right on track.  


I'm speaking about the tests done on the hempmedspx axle grease  and the ones done by the woman who's daughter is dead.  The ones that had them backpedalling to stewart labs to get their own "abs done to prove these wrong, problem was they only tested for 6 metals, ...joke.  Nice try..  Look at the real work up and if you'd still put that in your kid, knowing there are other options to access cbd available,I think your nuts.


Yes, the junk does have cbd in it, just like its found in its sister plant, but the delivery system is toxic AND it's testing at over 1%thx which IS illegal to ship.  You can call me names and say what you need to keep selling your snake oil, FDA is on to you snakes now so it's just a matter of time before its more than just the community calling you out.  Enjoy the cash, watch the karma

thecannabiscollege
thecannabiscollege

@anon172 @hempstaff It's been removed from amazon and ebay once they were informed just exactly whats in this crap.  There are plenty of ways to load your pockets with money without poisoning children and targeting desperate moms. You people are deplorable


AlternativeCare
AlternativeCare

@thecannabiscollege @AlternativeCare Well young Man, I have to tell you that I am not connected to that company, but apparently I know much more than you do.  So keep talking and prove that you have some kind of vendetta.

thecannabiscollege
thecannabiscollege

@anon172 @hempstaff You use industrial hemp from China, how does the price of CANNABIS in America affect a product made with something totally different, in another country?  So misleading you are


AlternativeCare
AlternativeCare

@thecannabiscollege @AlternativeCare Well, 51 years old is a young Man to me.  I've been helping MMJ patients for almost 20 years, and my credentials in the field are extensive.  Cannabis medicine did not contribute to the death of that child, or any other human.  In over 10,000 years of use no one has ever died from using cannabis.  So thanks for admitting that your comments here are simply venting and deluded ranting.


thecannabiscollege
thecannabiscollege

@AlternativeCare @thecannabiscollege I guess we'll be letting the judge decide that now won't we.  And don't play dumb here, we're talking about the toxic delivery system you use, not the cbd.  Cannabis is completely non toxic, lead, selenium, zinc, arsenic, shit found in your imported paste, not so much.  We've got the labs, along with copies of others who have had your paste tested so we'll let those speak for themselves.  I'm simply confronting the snake oil salesman in front of the crowd, not venting.  Sorry you're so uncomfortable with it..  Have a great weekend everyone


AlternativeCare
AlternativeCare

@thecannabiscollege @AlternativeCare Once again, I am not affiliated with HempMeds, although I have used some of their products with great success.  I'm a Medical Marijuana professional, and have no hesitation recommending hemp medicine.  You will have to take your rant to the Judge.  The people reading these comments can see who is reputable.

thecannabiscollege
thecannabiscollege

@AlternativeCare @thecannabiscollege Anyone who knows how to use google can go see for themselves whats going on with these companies, the gig is up.  You can continue to throw insults and attempt to discredit me, but if you are such the "medical marijuana professional" you'd know that cbd can be found in multiple SAFE forms when derived from whole plant extraction from cannabis sativa or indica as opposed to industrial hemp from Europe, packaged in chinese grease thats loaded with metals.  IF you were such the medical marijuana professional, you'd be interested in learning more about other options but as most shills we've found with these companies, you're not open to ANY conversation unless its RSHO related.  Youve shown your colors,Insult away, my reputation in the cannabis community stands very well on its own.  Yours is speaking voliumes in your 1 sided replies.  


thecannabiscollege
thecannabiscollege

@AlternativeCare Just curious how a "medical marijuana professional"  btw, not sure what qualifies a person for such a title but Ive been growing 31 years, dealing with patients on a daily basis for 19, do I win a fancy title too?  Anyway,....how does a professional such as yourself, justify putting crap like this in a kids body??  What medical benefits do selenium, aluminum, zinc,arsenic, and all the other toxins that are REPEATEDLY being found in one independent test after another? Weve had tests sent in by 3 parents, jason cranford, Brandon Kenzler, etc, all reputable people in the industry,....what use do these elements  have for humans, pediatric patients in particular, thats all we deal with now so enlighten me kind, Illuminati of cannabis, How do you justify getting cbd into a child via THIS delivery system??   


thecannabiscollege
thecannabiscollege

@AlternativeCare here's a copy of 1 of the many.  we have 6 here so far, 3 of which wont be made public till the Hadigan trial but lets take a gander at this one and see what's inside....   imgur dot com/A1rVmVV

thecannabiscollege
thecannabiscollege

@AlternativeCare This is where you say how alllll these tests being done are wrong and the labs are biased , etc, etc,...lol  Nothing left to grab on to other than to call foul I guess.

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