Charlotte Figi, CBD pioneer and ‘Charlotte’s Web’ namesake, dies from COVID-19


April 8, 2020

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In this 2014 photo, Matt Figi hugs and tickles his once severely ill 7-year-old daughter, Charlotte, as they walk together inside a greenhouse for a special strain of medical cannabis known as Charlotte’s Web, which was named after the girl early in her epilepsy treatment. (Brennan Linsley/AP)

News outlets in Colorado are reporting the death of Charlotte Figi, the 13-year-old girl whose brave public use of medical marijuana to treat epilepsy led to the widespread acceptance of medical cannabis and CBD.

The cause of death is believed to be COVID-19.

The Colorado Sun reported the news early this morning. The company Charlotte’s Web seemed to confirm the passing of Figi in this tweet:

Leafly will continue to report and expand this story throughout the day.

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Leafly Senior Editor Bruce Barcott oversees news, investigations, and feature projects. He is a Guggenheim Fellow and author of Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America.





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