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By Leon Thompson

March 23, 2016 (Alpine) -- Charlotte Figi developed severe myoclonic epilepsy of infancy as a baby.  She was severely disabled and at 5 years old was having 300 grand mal seizures a week--each one potentially deadly.  She was given a liquid concentrate of Cannabidiol or CBD oil extracted from industrial hemp. Her parents and physicians said that she improved immediately and significantly. 

Since then Charlotte Figi has become the most famous cannabis user in the world with a strain named after her: Charlotte’s Web.  High in Cannabidiol with only a trace of THC (the stuff that gets you high) CBD has opened up treatment options never dreamed of before. 

Cherie Taylor, owner of Mt Hempire in Alpine, says her store now serves at least 80 patients using CBD for epilepsy and other ailments, including at least a dozen infants and at least 30 adults with epilepsy.  Mt Hempire is a non-profit with a store in Alpine that sells hemp products from cosmetics to T-shirts to nutritional products including CBD.   

On Sunday, April 3rd from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Mt. Hempire will host an “All Things Hemp” event.  The event will be held at a private residence located at 1655 Peutz Valley Road, Alpine, CA 9190 .

Guest speakers include:

Pediatrician Bonnie Goldstein via podcast

Ray Mirzabegian, the founder of Realm of Caring California (a parental support group) 

Allison Rae Benaveidez, also a parent, founder of the Pediatric Cannabis Support group. 

 Stuart Tomc, who has over 20 years of experience in the field of nutritional medicine, a consultant to the World Health organization 

Plus there will be vendors to present products from pet CBD to sugar free CBD edibles.  

For more information or to reserve tickets go to or call (619) 813-5205

Seating is limited.  It is a non-consumption event, meaning it is not intended to be a medicating opportunity - but rather open to the public - as a free educational opportunity  for families.  There will be an opportunity to meet and greet at the end of the presentations, as well as light refreshments.

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