Charlotte Figi, The 13-Year-Old Poster Child For Medical Cannabis, Has Died

By Amber Jamieson

Charlotte Figi, a girl whose battle with severe epilepsy inspired changes in medical cannabis laws, died on Tuesday. She was 13.

Charlotte became the poster child for the benefits of CBD oil after using it to control the constant seizures experienced from her severe epilepsy, called Dravet syndrome. As a toddler in Colorado Springs, she experienced up to 300 grand mal seizures per week and used a wheelchair, before using CBD drastically reduced her rate of seizures.

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