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.
The Journey of Joey and Mieko Hester-Perez: Where Are They Now?
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.
Abracadabs Festival 2017 California
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.
CANNATECH 2017 WAS AMAZING!! March 20th - 22nd, 2017 Tel Aviv-Yafo, 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.
CANNATECH 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.
Doctors Prescribe Cannabis and Research For Autism
Calming Cannabis Medicine for Joey
Mieko Hester-Perez chose the unconventional cannabis route when she was told her son Joey might not last the year. The greatest threat to her son’s well-being seemed to be the 13 FDA-approved medications
he was prescribed. Side effects from the ineffective, legal drugs included facial ticks, seizures, and liver damage, and Joey was also experiencing dangerous weight loss.
After she gave her fragile, uncommunicative 10-year-old boy cannabis medicine, not only was Joey able to put on weight, but he began to play with his toys and smile. Soon after, he began making regular eye contact, which is always a challenge with autism.
Six years after his six-month-terminal prognosis, Joey was instead living a happy life, thanks to cannabis and his mom, who went on to assist with the development of “Joey’s Strain,” a cannabis variety for autism’s core symptoms.
How You Can Help
Several of these suffering parents are raising money for autism studies. They know they have cannabis to thank for their new connection with their children, and the sense of peace that their families previously lacked. Now able to care for their kids without fear of the next violent episode, they are joining forces to help others find their way to this ancient medicinal herb.
If you'd like to learn more about the fundraiser for a new clinical autism study, you can check out their campaign here.
[Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly mentioned that Mieko Hester-Perez used cannabis cookies for her son Joey.]
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 - email@example.com or Mieko Hester-Perez - firstname.lastname@example.org
For 501(c)3 receipt - please write to Abigail at: email@example.com
Thank you very much!
Costa Mesa's Measure W Fights for Safe, Quality Medical Marijuana Access in the City
"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.
Mieko & Joey Join 2016 Election | Measure W Costa Mesa CA
Chalice 2016 Industry Dedication Recipient
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.
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How Does Cannabis Consumption Affect Autism?
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.
Meeting Joseph Kitchen at CannaGrowExpo 2016
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
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
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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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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