A tangled web: Teasing out the effects of CBD on canine seizures

Cannabidiol, popularly known as CBD, gained mainstream fame for treating seizures with a strain of hemp called "Charlotte's Web." It was named for Charlotte Figi, a child with Dravet syndrome whose family was so desperate for an effective therapy, they moved to Colorado in search of an answer. Her seizures were successfully treated with cannabis that contained high concentrations of CBD (a non-psychoactive component of cannabis) and very low concentrations of THC (the psychoactive component of cannabis).