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Charlotte Figi tribute concert raises $250k in her memory



Heather Jackson and Paige Figi at the Roc the Rock concert
Realm of Caring co-founders Heather Jackson and Charlotte's mum Paige Figi
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A tribute concert to celebrate the legacy of the little girl who inspired the CBD movement has raised over $250,000 in her memory.

Over 50,000 people worldwide tuned into the virtual rock concert to celebrate the life of Charlotte Figi, on Wednesday 7 April.

The day, which marks the one-year anniversary of her death, is now officially proclaimed as Charlotte Figi Day in her home state of Colorado in the US, following a campaign by loved ones last year.

Charlotte Figi

Charlotte Figi passed away on 7 April, 2020

Charlotte, who suffered from a severe form of intractable epilepsy known as Dravet syndrome passed away on 7 April 2020, at the age of 13.

After she began taking CBD oil, produced by Colorado growers, the Stanley brothers – who had been cross breeding a strain high in CBD and low in THC – she saw a significant decline in her seizures and began to lead a relatively normal life, eating, playing and connecting with other children. 

Despite the odds stacked against her she continued to thrive, outliving the predictions of doctors by five years, thanks to what would become known as Charlotte’s Web CBD.

She later became a symbol of the possibilities of CBD and an inspiration for thousands, after CNN’s chief medical correspondent Dr Sanjay Gupta told her story in the renowned documentary ‘Weed’.

Loved ones of Charlotte Figi celebrate her legacy at Roc the Rock

Realm of Caring (RoC) a nonprofit organisation co-founded by Charlotte’s mum Paige Figi, organised the Rock the Roc memorial as a way to “celebrate her legacy” and raise funds to continue its work helping other patients to access cannabinoid therapies.

The concert featured music from the Avett Brothers, Jason Mraz and Michael Franti, as well as an appearance from Dr Sanjay Gupta and tributes from supporters across the world.

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Rock the Roc is available to watch on YouTube.




Sarah Sinclair is a respected cannabis journalist writing on subjects related to science, medicine, research, health and wellness. She is managing editor of Cannabis Health, the UK’s leading title covering medical cannabis and CBD, and sister titles, Cannabis Wealth and Psychedelic Health.Sarah has an NCTJ journalism qualification and an MA in Journalism from the University of Sunderland. Sarah has over six years experience working on newspapers, magazines and digital-first titles, the last two of which have been in the cannabis sector. She has also completed training through the Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society securing a certificate in Medical Cannabis Explained.She is a member of PLEA’s (Patient-Led Engagement for Access) advisory board, has hosted several webinars on cannabis and women's health and has moderated at industry events such as Cannabis Europa.Sarah Sinclair is the editor of Cannabis Health. Got a story? Email / Follow us on Twitter: @CannabisHNews / Instagram: @cannabishealthmag