FTE Information & Resource Center

From the Earth Information & Resource Center
3017 Orange Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92707
Phone: (657) 444-7336
Website: fteoc.com
Email: Mieko Perez: miekofteoc.com

From The Earth Information & Resource Center | Education Director, Mieko Perez

The FTE Information & Resource Center model was created to support the community with educational seminars, classes for special needs families and onsite guidance for medical professionals. From the Earth, is a fully city and state licensed collective that operates legally within the city limits of Santa Ana (measure BB compliant). At the FTE Resource & Informational center you will not need a medical recommendation to visit the center.

From the Earth Marijuana Dispensary - Santa Ana
3017 Orange Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92707
Phone: (657) 444-7336
Website: fteoc.com
Email: Mieko Perez: miekofteoc.com

The Compelling Case for Treating Autism with Marijuana

May 8 2017, 5:00am Caitlin Murphy

...They then reached out to Mieko Hester-Perez, an American medical cannabis advocate who's been vocal about using it to treat her son, Joey, for autism. Dar had seen a 2009 clip online of Hester-Perez being interviewed on Good Morning America, where she had also mentioned that a clinical study was necessary to gain legitimacy of the treatment, which was incredibly controversial at the time. Hester-Perez was an ideal third addition to support their goals and bring international interest to the need for a clinical study. 

Ultimately, the three women were unable to raise enough money to support a new study, but they set aside the $11,000 raised to help benefit future research. As a result of their efforts, they met Dedi Meiri, an Israeli researcher at the Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Cannabinoid Research who is at the forefront of studying medical marijuana. Meiri had already been gathering data from people treating other conditions with medical cannabis, and is now tracking more than 70 people using it to treat autism in Israel.

...As they continue to recruit more people and gather more information, Hester-Perez believes the data will help support physicians who diagnose autism. "It's one of the most groundbreaking and unconventional treatment options for families," she says. "And it's becoming the treatment of choice—with or without a physician's guidance. Read More 

Announcement 05/05/2017

We're thrilled and honored to announce that Brian Dorgan and Mieko Hester Perez have agreed to be Chalkin' Social Foundation Board Members. Brian Dorgan is Supervisor of Instruction at Harbor School in Eatontown, NJ with many beautiful students with hearts of gold, and Mieko Hester Perez is the founder of UF4A which raises awareness about the unconventional therapies for Autism. The Chalkin' Social Foundation is being registering with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. With this incredible mix of education and autism expertise, we're confident that we'll be donating Chalkin' Social to the right schools, associations, and families, so, we can indeed Get the world talkin' by chalkin'™. Thanks to our fans for their incredible support! Big hugs for everyone! Today is an amazing day!!!

Chalkin' Social 

Israeli mum in London to press for cannabis autism treatment

Abigail Dar, who said the drug worked wonders for her 23-year old son Yuval, is now fundraising for further research

 BY JEWISH NEWS REPORTER April 20, 2017, 2:03 pm

...Now, together with fellow mothers Sharon Imberman and Mieko Herster-Perez, she has launched a crowd-sourcing drive to establish a global information centre for the safe and effective treatment of medical cannabis for autism.

The trio, who have so far raised more than $10,000, are working with Professor Dedi Meiri and his data-gathering project at the Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Cannabinoid Research at Technion.

He has already started gathering data and tracking over 70 Israeli children and adults being treated with medical cannabis, and the money will expand this research, understanding which cannabis strains are most effective in treatment, and why. Read more



Here’s The Scoop On Medical Marijuana For Autism Treatment 

Anecdotal evidence is strong, but the studies aren't there ... yet.

- See more at: https://thefreshtoast.com/cannabis/heres-the-scoop-on-marijuana-for-autism-treatment/#sthash.MG8ZiI84.dpuf 


The Journey of Joey and Mieko Hester-Perez: Where Are They Now?

by Nanette Porter

in 2011, we covered the story of an incredible and dedicated mother, Mieko Hester-Perez, and her son, Joey. Joey was diagnosed with a severe form of autism at 16 months old. You may have seen their journey featured on a number of shows such as NBC, CBS, ABC’s 20/20, and Vice Media, just to mention a few, as well as internationally in several countries. We wondered what was happening in their lives now, so we reached out to Mieko, and here is what we learned.

After co-founding Unconventional Foundation for Autism (UF4A.org), an informational site that is intended to raise awareness and support for families afflicted with autism spectrum, the modern day “warrior mom” didn’t stop there. Combining her 20 years of legal experience, 15 years of special education knowledge, and first-hand experience living with a loved one afflicted with autism, Mieko continues to give generously to the industry.

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Abracadabs Festival 2017 California

Left John Mendoza Festival Founder, Mayor Richard Kerr Adelanto CA, Pat Dixon Pools Of Hope , Darren Parker CA Chair of The African American Caucus

This year, Mieko joined the World Cannabis Conference and Expo Abracadabs Festival, serving as the global community outreach program director. 

ABRACADABS is celebrating its 5th year anniversary. This event is an annual 3 day festival celebrating MMJ educating the benefits of cannabis use and application including education about it’s legal status and legal use with hundreds of award winning vendors showcasing the latest products of 2017 that is held at the historical Heritage Field in Adelanto, CA.


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CANNATECH 2017 WAS AMAZING!! March 20th - 22nd, 2017 Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Mieko Perez, 2017 panel speaker at Canna Tech 2017 in Tel Aviv, Israel

The CannaTech Afterglow 

Wow people. What a show!

We are so grateful for the incredible support, the amazing feedback and the stunning turnout. It wasn’t just the numbers (although hosting over 800 people from over 35 different countries was pretty incredible) – it was the way you all really “showed up.” The energy was palpable, the spirit of collaboration and connectivity was inspiring and the level of conversation both on the stage and off was downright eloquent.

To the attendees of CannaTech 2017, hats off to you all and congratulations on being a part of one of the most incredible experiences in medical cannabis to date.

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CANNATECH 2017 | Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

March 20th - 22nd, 2017
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Mieko Perez joins the Cannabis & Autism Special Needs Panel at CannaTech 2017 in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel. CannatTech 2017. CannaTech is an annual event hosted in Israel, the heartland of innovation. CannaTech is designed to bring together the world’s most dynamic cannabis professionals for a rare chance to network, kick around conventional thinking  about medical cannabis and walk away connected  & inspired.

CannaTech showcases the full spectrum of global industry leaders, spanning the fields of science, research, finance, medicine, government policy, tech innovation, agriculture & entrepreneurship, at one outstanding event with a singular focus on cannabis and all the opportunity that surrounds it.

CannaTech 2017 

Doctors Prescribe Cannabis and Research For Autism

Cannabis appears to be THE drug austim patients and families have been waiting for.

Calming Cannabis Medicine for Joey


John Mendoza Abracadabs Festival Organizer & BREAL.TV

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Mieko Perez talks about her role with the Abracadabs Festival  March 2017 in Adelanto CA, building the educational conference luncheon on BREAL.TV on YES She Said That

Autism and Medical Cannabis Global Data gathering Project

November 15, 2016

We're moving forward - gathering more and more data and understanding regarding the treatment of Medical Cannabis for Autism - Here's our new statement:

This fundraiser is a collaboration moms and cannabis advocates from around the world – Abigail Dar , Sharon Imberman and Mieko Hester-Perez – acting together to set up a Global informational center for safe and effective treatment of Medical Cannabis for Autism.
We joined forces with Prof. Dedi Meiri data gathering project at the Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Cannabinoid Research in the Israeli Technion, already started gathering data and tracking over 70 Israeli kids and adults that are treated with medical cannabis. In order to expand this research worldwide, for better understanding the strains that are most valuable/effective to treat our kids – we need your support.

For media inquiries and interviews, please write an email to Abigail - darabigail@kvutzat-hashavim.org or Mieko Hester-Perez - mieko@uf4a.org

For 501(c)3 receipt - please write to Abigail at: darabigail@kvutzat-hashavim.org 
Thank you very much! 

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Costa Mesa's Measure W Fights for Safe, Quality Medical Marijuana Access in the City

November 2016

"From the Earth has approximately 3,000 people from Costa Mesa who visit our location," says Kintu Patel, the Santa Ana dispensary's owner and a leading figure behind Measure W, one of Costa Mesa's three medical marijuana measures."This proves that the residents of Costa Mesa want storefronts in the city. I see it every day."

...For Patel and his team, Measure W is designed to help people like Mieko Hester-Perez and her autistic son, Joey who was given six months to live back in 2009. He went through a miraculous transformation as a result of cannabis, making safe access to quality cannabis crucial. After witnessing the power of cannabis, Hester-Perez has since become a scientific advisor for Cannabis Science, a board member of the NORML Women's Alliance and is an international advocate for special needs families who have chosen cannabis as a treatment option.

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Mieko & Joey Join 2016 Election | Measure W Costa Mesa CA

Measure W, Costa Mesa is a ballot measure that would regulate the sale of marijuana in the city. It is the only measure that bars the sale near schools. Website: yesforcostamesa.com

Chalice 2016 Industry Dedication Recipient

Chalice 2016 Industry Dedication Award

Mieko Perez receives the Chalice 2016 Industry Dedication Award for her tireless work helping families with special needs children to better undestand medical cannabis and the navigation that comes with the cannabis treatment option.

for more information chalicecalifornia.com

How Does Cannabis Consumption Affect Autism?

Leafly is the largest cannabis website in the world, with over 8 million monthly visitors and 40 million pageviews across its website and mobile applications. leafly.com

How Does Cannabis Consumption Affect Autism?  By Jeremy Kossen — 5/19/2016

...Another success story comes from Mieko Hester-Perez, founder of the Unconventional Foundation for Autism, advisory board member to Cannabis Science. Coming from a conservative family with deep roots in law enforcement, she's an unlikely cannabis advocate, But she is also the mother of Joey, the boy for which Aaron Justis of Buds and Roses Collective and master cultivator Kyle Kushman developed Joey’s Strain.

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Meeting Joseph Kitchen at CannaGrowExpo 2016

Published on May 11, 2016
While at the CannaGrowExpo in San Diego this past weekend, we met Mieko Perez, who became an advocate for the use of cannabis for autism and muscular dystrophy, based on her experiences treating her son, Joey, for his autism with good effect. Perez teamed up with Buds & Roses Collective LA (Studio City CA) team to develop the 'Joey' strain for her child's specific needs. www.uptowngrowlab.net

 CBIS Set to Partner and Power the New iPhone APP, "The Joey Network", Just Released by Mieko Hester-Perez, SAB Member, Providing Patients and Families a Wealth of Autism Resources and Cannabis Treatment Options.

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO--(Marketwired - Mar 1, 2016) - Cannabis Science, Inc. (OTC PINK:CBIS), a U.S. company specializing in the development of cannabis-based medicines, is proud to announce its newest Scientific Advisory Board appointee, Mieko Hester-Perez, launched "The Joey Network" -- the iPhone APP for autism patients, families and physicians considering cannabis treatments -- on this significant day of her son's birthday... 

 The Joey NetworkThe first cannabis and autism-centered APP made available for patients and families worldwide. FREE DOWNLOAD Iphone & Android 

Women Empowerment: Women are the Future of Marijuana Legalization

Strain Hunters, Aaron Justis and Mieko Perez

By Abbie Kraft, Parent Herald | April 27, 7:20 AM

Women are becoming more aggressive in fighting for medical marijuana legalization. Women could possibly lead the legalization of marijuana across the globe.

...Aside from Cheri Sicard, Mieko Hester-Perez, who is a board member of NORML Women's Alliance also shared her insights on medical marijuana. Perez openly shared that she opted to provide medical marijuana for her sick child, it was even emphasized that what she provided was not the THC-free option according to Mint Press. 


The AutismOne 2016 Conference will be held May 25-29, 2016

Mieko Perez w/ Christian Bogner, M.D

Cannabis & Autism Blog - Dr. Christian Bogner

The AutismOne 2016 Conference will be held May 25-29, 2016, at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, IL. Mieko Hester-Perez will be speaking on the Medical Cannabis Panel, for more information autismone.org


Cannabis Science Inc (OTCMKTS:CBIS) Appoints Mieko Hester-Perez

Cannabis Science Targets Successful Autism Treatments and Brings Family Autism Advocate Mieko Hester-Perez on Its ...

(Source: Cannabis Science Inc) Mieko Leads the Charge for Autism Treatment Advocacy as CBIS Initiates Cannabinoid Efficacy Testing to Spotlight Successful Treatments COLORADO SPRINGS, CO--(Marketwired - Feb 8, 2016) - Cannabis Science, Inc. (OTC PINK: CBIS), a U.S. company specializing in the development of cannabis-based medicines, today announced its next critical ailment target is autism and brings Mieko Hester-Perez on its Scientific Advisory Board to lead this charge. Mieko gained significant recognition for bringing her son's success with medical cannabis to the public and birthing the significant 'Joey's Strain.' The Company has begun preliminary protocols to initiate formal studies... ▶ Full story on wn.com


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Ths Joey Strain Medtainer was created to promote cannabis products geared towards the new patient base, special needs families. For more information go to themedtainer.com 

Why Women Fight For Marijuana Legalization

By Katie Rucke @katierucke | April 1, 2014

With motherly devotion and fierce feminine spirit, women are fighting for their place in the male-dominated world of the marijuana legalization movement. 

 Moms and marijuana

Mieko Hester Perez is a board member of the NORML Women’s Alliance, founder of the Unconventional Foundation 4 Autism and one of the first parents in the world, let alone the U.S., to come forward and say that she was giving her sick child marijuana — and not the THC-free variety.



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CA Corporate & Attorney Services Inc., is now offering cannabis legal documentation services, we offer Incorporation filings, fictitious business name filings and city business license courier services. For further details, visit cacorpattysvc.com