Sep 26, 2019 - Mieko Hester-Perez wasn’t planning on being an advocate for cannabis growing up in Orange County, California.
September 26, 2019 By Andrew Ward
Mieko Hester-Perez shares how her son’s needs led her to medical cannabis activism.
Mieko Hester-Perez wasn’t planning on being an advocate for cannabis growing
up in Orange County, California. That is, until life put her on a path she never otherwise would have embarked on.
Cannabis was never an option for Mieko, as a child or as an adult. The legal services professional comes from a conservative family and
embraces such beliefs to this day. Her extended family represents several slices of conservative values. They include three pastors, numerous uncles in the LAPD (some serving in the narcotics division), and her brother, a high-ranking firefighter.
While remaining conservative, Mieko Hester-Perez has fully embraced the progressive cannabis movement. Over the past decade, she has used her upbringing and beliefs to introduce an array of people to medical cannabis while advocating for families like her