Client Spotlight: Chris

I tried several brands of oils and now I buy Elixinol only because of consistent quality. I had issues from one bottle to the next from competitors and Elixinol has been consistent and excellent for my usage.

I first bought the oil to combat stress, as drugs have failed me or worsened my condition. Anxiety feels physically painful at the extreme; I now lead a much calmer, peaceful existence with absolutely no mood impairment or cover up. Elixinol works nearly instantly when administrated under my tongue.

Here's a list of results thus far:
  • At 63, I wear stronger glasses each year. I have been using Elixinol maybe 3 months, now on 3600 strength. When I spoke with a doctor on the phone, he asked about eyesight which is driving me nuts. He suggested I get last year's glasses. I am now using a prescription from April 2014.
  • I have some rosacea on my very fair skin, topical application has reduced size and redness, continuing use. I also have shingles on lower back, and the pain is gone, the length of breakout is reduced by about half and the blistering was gone within hours!
  • As to anxiety? I have woken up nightly and in the A.M. for about 5 years with painful heart pounding, gasping for breath in terror seemingly for little reason. I been able to discontinue a prescription medication- 1 down, 2 now gradually decreasing strength. Depression has lifted. I wake up fine, and am returning to a noticeably happier person; my entire family has noticed.
  • Just yesterday I ate too much sugar (danged holidays), last night the acid was burning (pretty agonizing feeling) my throat, and I have no problems with that in my normal diet. About 1/2 dropper-full of 3600 and it was gone. I'm a tad tired from sugar poisoning but no lasting gastrointestinal effects. Although I'm fairly careful, I once did take prescription drugs for this- genetically this acid reflux caused gastro/esophageal cancer in my father and grandfather. I am fortunate that my diet has helped as long as I follow it - but it was Elixinol that settled it last night, nothing else has EVER done it- prescription or over the counter.
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    Client Spotlight: Jeremy

    I have been diagnosed with PPPD (Persistent Postural-Perceptual Dizziness), PTSD, high blood pressure, Diabetes Type 2, and high LDL and Triglycerides. I have lived with migraines and severe dizziness 24/7 since 2011 and have suffered from the migraines as long as 2005. I was prescribed twelve different antidepressants and antipsychotics and they all made me extremely suicidal and depressed. I was out of ideas and was ready to call it quits.

    My doctor, neurologist, and two psychiatrists recommended I check out CBD oil for help. I started doing research and about 2 months went by before I tried contacting Realm of Caring. They were very friendly and helpful through the entire process of me asking questions, etc. After about 2 months on Charlotte's Web Everyday Advanced CBD Oil, I began to realize that my horrible thoughts were going away. I have been on CBD since July of this year and can now laugh again and have almost zero thoughts of suicide anymore. For someone who lived with the thoughts every single day of his life since he was very little, this is a wonderful change. My blood pressure checks out perfect every time I visit the doctor now. My blood sugars are easier to control.

    The only things left that I struggle with the high LDL/Triglycerides and the dizziness, which is extremely bad, but that's MUCH better than where I was just a few months ago. It's been worth it to me and my family and friends. I'm so glad that I decided to give this a try!

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    Client Spotlight: Ciara

    Miss Ciara has had seizure's since birth, she has a CP diagnosis, a seizure disorder, microcepholoptomy and recently was re-diagnosed with LGS - Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome... we have faced challenges since the beginning and given no hope or encouragement of healing they just painted a glim picture... But I told them her life will be what we make of it & I am doing my best to give her the best life she can have with the challenges we face. When I heard about the Marijuana - CBD- Hemp Oils helping with seizures, I was excited and filled with hope, especially after reading testimony after testimony of it working for all these kids just like my Ciara... Since the first dose, the first day I have been seeing a huge reduction of seizures, like almost obsolete! Seen an increase in her keeping her eyes open, seeing her happier and laughing. Seeing her kick her legs with excitement. It is a true God given gift what God has given us in this plant. It's time to debunk the myths, time to end the prohibition on Marijuana.... for my Ciara, and for all those like her & others facing/dealing with other situations in their lives.
    I am thankful for this CW Everyday Advanced, it is the miracle we have been waiting a lifetime for.
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    Client Spotlight: Patricia

    At the urging of my oldest daughter, I purchased Charlotte's Web 1 oz, 200mg bottle of hemp oil. When I was 28 (1988), I came down with CFIDS/Fibromyalgia. The first 7 years I was bedridden. I slowly improved, but I've never enjoyed good health since then. I stopped driving about 5-6 years ago due to severe brain fog. Bodily pain varies; what afflicted me most has been frequent migraines, severe fatigue, a definite feeling of malaise, light and sound sensitivity (so bad I had to quit going to church and other functions); the list goes on and on.

    Due to some swelling, I couldn't walk from the pain for over 2 years. On 'good days' I'd try to go for nightly walks but usually had to turn back after just walking past 3 or 4 houses. It wasn't fun; living in the dark and trying to find fulfillment doing basically nothing. I started taking the hemp oil six days ago: half a dropper full twice daily. I cannot even begin to tell you the improvement I've seen in that short time!! I feel mentally alert again. I no longer have that deathly morbid fatigue. My mood is ...dare I say it... almost happy! Things that I had to force myself to do I now do naturally and without thought. And best of all....I have taken 1 mile walks every day since taking it with absolutely no problem!!!!! Smiling, no pain, no fatigue, for the first time in many years!! No way could any placebo effect cause this. I have tried so many things with sometimes disastrous results, and to tell the truth, had resigned myself to a lifetime of misery...It is awesome feeling like my old self after over 28 years.
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    Client Spotlight: Taylor

    Taylor started on the CBD oil in December 2015 with Neurologist approval. So the new journey began...

    It started out just stopping every seizure without the use of the heavy duty Diazepam rectal gel. To, currently, preventing them all together. Going on 120 days seizure free on the Charlotte's Web CBD therapy. There have been a few mild break thru seizures previous to this seizure free streak, but mild and very short lived compared to what they were before the CBD oil therapy...and with absolutely NO side effects! This is now mandatory to keep the seizures and other issues under control and at bay. Taylor has shown great improvement in seizure control with the oil. Moods are better, No Diazepam needed, and NO seizures currently. Taylor has been able to come off of every prescription pharmaceutical medication out of the 8 he was on except 1 of them, and once he is seizure free for 6 months he will be able to wean off that final pharmaceutical medication. So to this family, Charlotte's Web, Cannabidiol therapy oil, has proven extremely effective and has went above and beyond "said claims". It's like a miracle! I cannot express the magnitude of the positive impact these oils have had on their lives and seizure control! CBD oil helping is great, and wonderful news and a miracle to see happening for their son. Thanks to this amazing "Side-effect free", natural oil, our son is happy, healthy, off big-pharma medications and is seizure free! He has his life back and that is the biggest blessing. We have all we ever wanted for him, good health, happiness, and on the road to life without seizures. So far so good. Whether it decreases them 50%, 75% or 100% , it is all a positive change for him and proof the oil works. It is far better than the 0% he was getting on the pharma medications for all his issues. It is fantastic to see him smiling again and to be able to finally say, "I have Epilepsy... Epilepsy doesn't have me!"

    The future may not always be clear or look bright. Sometimes it's like you are given a timer as to how long you can look in life, but no matter how the future looks, we have to look up to the sky, keep our heads held high and pray. Hold on to hope, because sometimes, that's all you've got. Hope , faith, and love... that's what get's us through.

    TAYLOR IS OUR CHILD, A CHILD:

    A REAL PERSON, WITH REAL STRUGGLES. WHO DESERVES A CHANCE AT A NORMAL LIFE.

    CHARLOTTE'S WEB IS GIVING HIM THAT AND MORE!

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    Client Spotlight: Benjamin

    A New Journey – Learning, Love and Policy

    Sadly just 10 days after our son’s story was published in the local Highlands Ranch Herald for making it four years and nine months seizure-free, Benjamin started having seizures again Thanksgiving night 2015 which was nine months after he was weaned from all pharmaceuticals.

    Benjamin 14 years old began to have Tonic-Clonic type seizures every few days with some lasting up to four minutes in length; he had four of these within 14 days into December. It was advised by his neurologist at the Denver Children's Hospital that we put him back on pharmaceuticals. After some research and a new article that expressed recent warnings from the FDA in regards to suicidal thoughts and actions as a side effect of 11 anti-epileptic drugs, three of which Benjamin had been on before and was being asked to take again, did not seem like an option any longer! So in mid-December I made the decision to start Benjamin on Charlotte's Web Hemp Extract after contacting the Realm of Caring in Colorado Springs on how to purchase Charlotte's Web, and help me with dosing so that we could keep Benjamin seizure-free once again in a natural way without side-effects!

    Within a couple of days I shared the news of our new therapy change for Benjamin with his school nurse as I had for any other medication change over 10yrs since pre-school (I also included in the email, his teachers and principal). I knew we lived in Colorado and marijuana itself is legal and though I am giving my son hemp extract which is considered a dietary supplement that can be mailed to all 50 states; I did not think that we would have legal issues surrounding our choice for our son to have an alternative medicine.

    To my surprise I received a call from Child Protective Services three days before Christmas asking me if I had a prescription to give my son Charlotte's Web. In my inquiry to find out who reported us I would eventually be threatened with a caseworker if I did not comply with the child welfare administrators request for me to provide two doctors notes. I quickly realized that she was expecting me to have a registration card for my child taking a dietary supplement which she was requiring under article XVIII in section 14 of the Colorado Constitution as it applies to medical marijuana. I was able to point out to her that if she just read a little further in section 16 of the Colorado Constitution as it talks about hemp, it is exempt from being referred to as marijuana and therefore I was not required to provide a registration card to give my child a dietary supplement of hemp extract. This would later be confirmed through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) who provide the registration cards to medical marijuana patients and they would also tell me that if our child is taking hemp we do not need a registration card! So after educating our local Department of Health and Human Services on the differences between hemp and what they consider to be a marijuana derivative she changed her tune and asked for a list of prescriptions that my son was taking and only then would she closed my case but not until after Christmas. She let us believe through the whole Christmas holiday weekend that we might be paid a visit. We feared that if the caseworker came to our house that we would have lost our son over a dietary supplement they knew nothing about, all in retaliation for asking questions.

    By asking questions it would be revealed to us that we were reported for a "suspicion of abuse and neglect" because we told the school that we were giving our child Charlotte's Web. We were not asking to give it to him on school grounds or asking a nurse to administer it, we were just merely stating that we were changing his therapy at home but they could watch for any changes at school since they were with him the majority of the day! We figured out it was the school nurse based upon what she said in the transcript read back to us, since CPS could not give us a name of who reported. It would be expressed to me that nurses are mandatory reporters in the community, in an effort to mitigate any wrong doing. However, I would discover the school district had actually recommended that all school nurse report ALL FAMILIES on a suspicion of abuse and neglect regardless of whether they thought parents like me were abusing or neglecting my child. The school district actually felt by having their nurses report families to CPS they were protecting themselves, whether a family was providing their child with what they consider a marijuana derivative including hemp.

    Of course I had every right to report the school nurse to the Department of Regulatory Agency (DORA) for false reporting. In her report, the nurse stated that "the child is very safe and family very loving" which would be a contradiction to why she would report based upon a suspicion of abuse and neglect. She also added, she was only reporting us on a recommendation by her employer so that she would not lose her job. Since I have a history of working with nurses in my past position as an administrative assistant (in the healthcare field); I did not feel it was ethical for an employer to demand their nurses to report families like ours when they did not equip them with the educational tools to make the right decision, on cannabis or the laws surrounding it. I never reported the nurse. It has been very important for me to not only look out for my family, but also for those who are responsible for looking after my child. Part of my mission was to make sure the school district was not pinning nurses against families and vice versa or families would be hiding in the shadows due to a lack of trust!

    Within the first couple of weeks into the New Year 2016 I would be introduced to Stacey Linn and hear her story with son Jack Splitt, a young man just a little older than Benjamin with cerebral palsy who was not allowed to have his medical marijuana patch on at school. Stacey Linn passed Jack's Amendment in 2015, so school districts could start writing medical marijuana policies for their students and allow medical marijuana to be administered on school grounds in a discrete location. Unfortunately no school district wrote policy for medical marijuana because it was only recommended at that time.

    Stacey Linn would accompany me to meetings at the school district where we asked questions why they would demand their school nurses to report families like us to Child Protective Services for giving our children alternative yet legal medicine. The school district felt it was a liability for their nurses and they were in fear of losing Federal funding if we brought cannabis on campus to give to our medically fragile children. I would eventually file a case with the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) manager at the school district since I found it discriminatory for nurses to reporting children to Child Protective Services when most of these children are medically fragile, are usually on an IEP (Individual Education Plan) and the school district gets Federal funding for these children. It was quickly realized that the school district like others in Colorado had not written a policy surrounding medical marijuana, cannabis, or hemp etc... My job turned to working with school board president Meghann Silverthorne and vice president Judith Reynolds to get a policy rolling in Douglas County, and I had their support right away! I attended every school board meeting since February to bring light and educate the other school board members what happened to us and how we would like to see a policy not only implemented here, but our nurses educated so what happened to us would never happen to another family!

    Stacey Linn would eventually start working with Representative Jonathan Singer to bring forth HB16-1373 "Students Medical Marijuana Use At School" also known as “Jack’s Law” to legislators at the State Capitol, so that school districts in the entire state of Colorado would have to write medical marijuana policy! I and a lobbyist by the name of Cindy Sovine-Miller were brought into help with the grassroots efforts in spreading the word about this new bill along with many other parents who were fighting for this too! One day with Benjamin at the Capitol, we ran into our Conservative Senator in Douglas County, Chris Holbert. After hearing our story, offered to Co-sponsor HB16-1373 in the Senate especially for Benjamin. Since the bill mainly laid out plans for medical marijuana in regards to Article XVIII in section 14 of the Colorado Constitution it was not applicable that hemp in section 16 of the Colorado Constitution be brought into the bill since they are different. It was still up to me to make sure that when my school district was writing their policy that they differentiated hemp from marijuana, but the question remained if they would since a Colorado Springs school district D49 would be the first in the state to adopt a medical marijuana policy though they did not differentiate hemp as I suggested in a school board meeting they held in the spring.

    After 91 of 100 legislators between the House and Senate voted YES on HB16-1373, on Monday, June 6th 2016 with Benjamin looking over Governor John Hickenlooper's shoulder, he sealed the deal by signing HB16-1373 "Students Medical Marijuana Use At School" into Colorado law! We were a very proud family to be there at that moment in time, with Jack, Stacey, along with other families watching history being made! Benjamin and Jack would be given one of the pens the governor used to sign the bill with as well!

    Our job was not done just yet, we are now in the implementation stage. We received word that the Douglas County School District board of directors will be presenting what we call, “Benjamin's Policy” at the next school board meeting on Tuesday, July 19th 2016! Not only will the school district be taking into account Jack's Law (we just passed regarding medical marijuana), they have also heard my request to differentiate hemp oil, cannabinoid products as well as add the following to protect the nurses and staff:

      "District employees shall not be obligated under district policy for reporting suspected child abuse or neglect based solely on the parent or guardian administering medical marijuana, hemp oils or other cannabinoid products in compliance with this policy. This is not intended to alleviate any employee from his or her reporting obligations under applicable state law."

    Even though D49 was the first to vote on their Medical Marijuana policy, Douglas County is actually the first to write a comprehensive Cannabis policy that includes the Administration of Medical Marijuana, Hemp Oils and/or Cannabinoid Products as well as protecting their staff and end the criminalization of families trying to give their medically fragile children a better quality of life!!!

    We are proud of our school district that heard our requests and wrote a policy that fits the need in our community, this way families who have been hiding it can come out of the shadows, and nurses do not have to fear losing their jobs when they know we are actually helping our sick kiddos!!! As of Saturday, July 16th 2016, Benjamin will be seven months seizure-free, but not only is he free from seizures again, this time his world has opened up more thanks to Charlotte's Web Hemp Extract, his memory has improved to the point he can sing along to songs on the radio because he can remember the words. He was able to read short speeches before legislators this year, but he would have never been able to do that prior to Charlotte's Web. He is communicating, learning and building things…without any adverse side-effects...life is good for Benjamin and it was worth the fight so others would not have to worry about what we went through!

    When I think back to the mom I was 11yrs ago when Benjamin was first diagnosed with Epilepsy at 3yrs old. On how the pharmaceuticals scared me and changed my son in negative ways...I realized my fight this year was for the scared mom I was 11yrs ago. I wanted this alternative back then, but if I had to fight this fight for cannabis back then I would have not been strong enough to do what I did this year!!! It was worth it all; even for the parents who do not yet know they might need this same alternative one day, but will not have to fight for access in schools in Colorado!!!



    Written by Amber Wann
    Permission is given to share all or parts of our story in a way that would benefit others!

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    Client Spotlight: Aline

    Aline was diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a build up of fluid in the brain, when her mom was seven months pregnant. At one-month old, Aline had a Pudenz valve placed which got infected within two weeks. She was in the hospital for about seven months under antibiotics and she started having seizures by the third month that she was in the hospital due to the severity of the infection.

    Since starting cannabinoid therapy, Aline has changed in a significant way. She's sleeping better, her appetite is just amazing, she's more aware of her surroundings and her squint eye seems to get better everyday. Not to mention that her seizures have dropped to 0 in over 6 months!!! The most exciting is that pre-school is now a reality; she has started the past week and she's enjoying it tons! We have also been able to go out/travel without being worried sick about her seizures. I would love to mention that my relatives are also doing better than ever, as it was hard for them to know that we were always alert and that we might have had to run to the hospital because Aline would seize.

    The impact is just so much! I've mentioned previously we can now see for a better way of living for us and Aline. The whole family is just overwhelmed of how Aline has progressed and how her seizures have dropped. They have been through a lot with with us, going to the hospital, staying with Aline at the hospital (as an emergency room visit we knew for sure that she'd stay in for at least 3 days). We are all just very happy with Aline's progress. You can't imagine how happy her cousins are, as she can now attend various events, she even went to a baseball game last week!! We (my whole family and I) would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the opportunity you are giving Aline for a better chance at life. We cant express and thank you enough for how much you are doing for us.

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    Client Spotlight: Brooklyn Grace

    Baby Grace is truly Amazing! She has post vaccine injuries, including seizures and a severe rash. She has been through so much after she received her vaccine, and what I mean by amazing is her strength is solid even with her setbacks. She will still have a smile that will steal your heart. We are confident that we will get her to being two! Even though she is unable to go outside unless we are going to hospital or appointment (the sun affects her skin).

    CW has been the most promising help for our baby Grace thus far we are all so thankful I honestly have no idea what we would be doing at this point for Grace if we didn't have CW and RoC.

    Her skin is night and day! We have not seen any seizures, skin is looking so much better she more active, more verbal communication, and she seems to be catching up to her milestones, blood work is improving. Her lab's just came back and they are the best they have been since she's been effected by her vaccine! We are so excited about this recovery we are seeing!

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    Meet Jonah

    Jonah was diagnosed with a brain tumor in November of 2013, a month and a half after we moved about an hour outside of Boston. He was born with congenital Hydrocephalus, so this visit was just a routine scan that turned into a nightmare. Doctors gave us the choice to watch the tumor over the next three months to see if there was any growth. At that point, we would do a follow up scan to see if the tumor was growing. During this time I was told about a young boy using cannabis oil to treat a brain tumor. Staying up late every night, I started doing loads of research on cannabis oil and I found a ton of studies that were being done outside of the US.

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