Charlotte's Tangled Web
The state of Florida at this moment sits at the forefront of a major decision that could impact thousands of lives. With Charlotte's Web now signed into law, the important vote hangs in the balance when the public votes on Constitutional Amendment 2 come November 4th, 2014. Charlotte’s Web, also known as the “Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014”, has a limit on cancer and epileptic candidates. When it was legalized, it created a huge dichotomy between its one strain of medical cannabis of low THC, high CBD, and that of the all encompassing Amendment 2. This would permit all strains of medical marijuana to be available for those on a wider range of afflictions who have been deemed in need by the evaluation of their licensed medical physician. This complex and very controversial matter comes with a question: What should be the level of care that exists for a patient in need of medical marijuana?
If your wondering how this project came about, it happened like this:
My partner Jason Greene suggested in one of our meetings I look into Charlotte's Web, being it may be a topic I would be interested in due to it's heavy debate in Florida right now. I recalled a little girl in a documentary that I had seen some time ago on CNN called, "Weed", commentated by Dr. Sanjay Gupta. I forgot that that the child in the documentary was actually Charlotte Figi, the then five year old little girl that Charlotte's Web was named after.
Researching I stumbled upon a CNN interview with single mother of two, Jacel Delgadillo. In the interview she was speaking of her deep desire for her son Bruno to try medical marijuana. Charlotte Figi suffers from Dravet syndrome, the same condition that Jacel's three year old, Bruno Stillo suffers from.
This subject understandably comes with many preconceived notions. I hope you will take this journey with me. My goal is to bring awareness. My hope is to educate the public.
"If you can't explain it simply, then you don't understand it well enough."
Here is the CNN interview where I discovered Bruno's story: