Charlotte Figi is largely responsible for the advances seen in cannabis acceptance across the US
Charlotte Figi, a young woman from Colorado, had long been battling Dravet syndrome. When her parents tried to treat her with medical cannabis and Charlotte began to see great changes in her symptoms, she decided to spread the word about her great experience to the world, implying that the benefits of cannabidiol (CBD) were more than curative. It is for this reason that today a benefit concert will be held in honor of Figi’s memory, as she will never be forgotten.
Figi initially became world-famous after participating in a 2013 CNN documentary hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, called “Weed;” however, last year, she lost the fight and passed away at the age of 13. Nevertheless, many people continue to have his story presented and it has greatly helped people all over the world. Colorado Governor Jared Polis said, “On April 7, 2020, Charlotte Figi passed away, leaving the world with her life-changing story of overcoming adversity through courage and grace and impacting the lives of millions along the way whose wellness and dignity were in part made possible by Charlotte and the Figi family’s efforts. This year on April 7, we celebrate Charlotte Figi day to honor her legacy and the battle that so many continue to fight.”
Artists such as Jason Mraz, Ruthie Foster, Molly Tuttle, Corey Glover, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Graham Nash and more will be in attendance. The event has been named Rock the RoC, which makes reference to Realm of Caring. This is a non-profit organization that supports cannabinoid research and patients in need of life-saving drugs.