The Green Rush Podcast: Jesse and Joel Stanley, Co-Founders of Charlotte’s Web (Advertising Feature)

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Welcome to The Green Rush, a podcast about the intersection of cannabis, the capital markets, and culture. On a weekly basis, hosts Anne Donohoe and Nick Opich of KCSA Strategic Communications speak with the business leaders, financial experts, cultural icons, legislators, and generally interesting people moving the cannabis and psychedelics industries forward.

Very few companies in this space need no introduction – and Charlotte’s Web – is one of them.

Today Anne and guest host Phil Carlson speak with two of the seven Stanley brothers, Jesse and Joel, both pioneers in CBD – and who’s CBD-rich hemp genetics changed marijuana history.

Their strain, named for Charlotte Figi, a young girl who lived with as many as 300 epileptic seizures a day and who was the feature of the groundbreaking 2013 piece by CNN’s Sajjay Gupta called “Weed.”

Through the use of the hemp genetics developed by the Stanley Brothers, Figi experienced an immediate reduction in her epileptic seizures down to just two or three per month. She became some of the most prominent figures in the legalization movement before sadly passing away in 2020 at the age of 13.

In this episode, Anne and Phil talk to the brothers about the history of Charlotte’s Web, what it’s like working with so much of their family, and their insights into what’s next for the company.

So sit back and enjoy our conversation with Jesse and Joel Stanley, co-founders of Charlotte’s Web.

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Show Credits:

This episode was hosted by Anne Donohoe and Phil Carlson of KCSA Strategic Communications.

Special thanks to our Program Director Shea Gunther.

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