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Young man diagnosed with Autism is saving lives alongside his mother 

By Jamie Solis Oct. 2, 2014 05:26




A New Episode Of TNMNews Is Airing Now!…Featuring Republican Congressman Andy Harris and Medical Marijuana Activist Mieko Hester-Perez · September 16, 2014





Joey's Strain: OC boy with autism has own strain of medical marijuana

Thursday, May 01, 2014 


Mieko & Joey sit down with Dr. Juan Rivera on STRANGE MEDICINE Air date: March 2014

STRANGE MEDICINE follows Dr. Juan Rivera on his search

for the strangest cures and most exotic medicines around the world. Dr. Juan is adventurous and unrelentingly curious -- however, he's no Bear Grylls.




Nuestra Tele Noticias 24 - NTN24.com Latin American News Network that covers Columbia and The Caribbean Islands aired NORML Women's Alliance board member and founder of UF4A.ORG Mieko Perez 

 


Telemundo 52 Los Angeles

Asignación Especial a las 11pm: Marihuana para Niños


 


UNIVISION.COM 

La marihuana ayuda a niño hispano que es autista





The Red Tape Cannabis and Autism & The "BS" Unfiltered Booklet

 

bookelt en español a petición  


Harvard Professor Dr. Lester Grinspoon & Mieko Hester-Perez 




 

 

 


Mieko Hester Perez receives 2012 Evelyn DuPont Community Service Award for her ongoing support for special needs families through  (UF4A.ORG) The Unconventional Foundation for Autism.





Senator Lou Correa & Mieko Hester-Perez attend Autism meeting on county services for adults on the Spectrum


NBC

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VICE MEDIA 2013 Colorado & Washington documentary. Cannabis & Autism discussion among doctors, mentioning Mieko Perez as the pioneer of this treatment option for persons on the spectrum (30:36) 




 

The Buzz:

Mother gives marijuana to autistic son




 

With attitudes and laws about medical marijuana changing across the country, there's new focus on whether parents should be able to give pot to their children...

Fusion talks to Mieko Hester Perez, a pioneering parent who has used medical marijuana to treat her autistic son for years. She explains why she believes pot saved his life.

 

 

The New Patient Base Families of Special

Needs Children and Adults 

 

By Mieko Hester-Perez  Co-Founder, UF4A.ORG

Published 12/15/2014  

Until further laws are passed, this is what special needs families need to consider when choosing cannabis as a safe and effective treatment for autism. As a pioneer of this treatment option and co-founder of UF4A.ORG an informational website, I spend over 50% of my time consulting with families and medical professionals on navigating this treatment that currently has no guidelines or dosage structure. Once laws are passed to protect families who have chosen this treatment, there will still be some questions that will be foreign to the cannabis industry with respects to our unique school and family dynamics.  Read More

 

The home of Joey's Strain

Buds & Roses

Collective 

Founded in December 2006, Buds and Roses is a

medical cannabis dispensary based in Studio City, CA. They pride themselves on providing safe and affordable access to their celebrity-ridden patient base.Buds and Roses was among

the first medical cannabis collectives to be licensed by the city of Los Angeles. They place

a great deal of importance on compassion andcompliance with California laws.Further,

they offer a wide variety of options for medicalpatients including veganically-grown cannabis, CBD-rich strains, and alternative delivery methods.

President & CEO Aaron Justis

They work with a network of respected breeders to ensure the quality of their genetics.

After a 7-year stint at their original location on Ventura Blvd., Buds and Roses relocated to a Proposition D compliant location with more space in December 2013. Buds and Roses website

 

 

Unconventional Foundation For Autism

Advocates For Families

 

Mieko Hester-Perez Calls Herself An ‘Urban Myth’

Mieko says that she would never have predicted the amount of recognition that she has received since her interview with Diane Sawyer aired on Good Morning America. Not only has she helped numerous families find the right course of treatment for their child, but her and Joey’s story seems to offer a glimmer of hope for a vast audience. Read More

 


MED ICAL MARIJUANA IS ‘STILL SAVING

MY SON’S LIFE’

  Stanford University Study Finds That Marijuana Could

  Help With Autism









 
By Evan Bleier, Fri, July 26, 2013 
 

A study conducted by Stanford University has found that there might be compounds in marijuana which have some very specific health benefits.

The study’s results reveal that cannabinoids – which are found in cannabis – might help to treat autism. “A new study shows that mutations associated with autism block the action of brain molecules that act on the same receptors that marijuana’s active chemical acts on,” according to the Autism Daily Newscast... “Danielle Piomelli of UC Irvine and Olivier Manzoni of INSERM, the French national research agency, treated mice exhibiting symptoms of Fragile-X Syndrome, a disorder that causes autistic symptoms, with novel compounds that correct the signaling of endocannibinoid transmitters in the brain [which cannabinoids can do]. The mice showed dramatic behavioral improvements in maze tests measuring anxiety and open-space acceptance.” ADN clearly believes that the study’s findings should be viewed as a reason for hope.

Get More: Autism | Autism Daily Newscast | Danielle Piomelli | marijuana study | Olivier Manzoni | Stanford University | Thomas Sudhof | UC Irvine |

 


NORML Women’s Alliance

Welcomes Two New Board Members!









 

Targeting Components Of The Endocannabinoid Signaling System May Help Reverse Autism Symptoms

Medical News Today.Com Spring 2013

Mutations found in individuals with autism block the action of molecules made by the brain that act on the same receptors that marijuana's active chemical acts on, according to new research reported online in the Cell Press journal Neuron. The findings implicate specific molecules, called endocannabinoids, in the development of some autism cases and point to potential treatment strategies.

"Endocannabinoids are molecules that are critical regulators of normal neuronal activity and are important for many brain functions," says first author Dr. Csaba Földy, of Stanford University Medical School. "By conducting studies in mice, we found that neuroligin-3, a protein that is mutated in some individuals with autism, is important for relaying endocannabinoid signals that tone down communication between neurons."

When the researchers introduced different autism-associated mutations in neuroligin-3 into mice, this signaling was blocked and the overall excitability of the brain was changed.

"These findings point out an unexpected link between a protein implicated in autism and a signaling system that previously had not been considered to be particularly important for autism," says senior author Dr. Thomas Südhof, also of Stanford. "Thus, the findings open up a new area of research and may suggest novel strategies for understanding the underlying causes of complex brain disorders."
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       Journal Reference:

  1. Csaba Földy, Robert C. Malenka, Thomas C. Südhof. Autism-Associated Neuroligin-3 Mutations Commonly Disrupt Tonic Endocannabinoid Signaling. Neuron, 2013 (in press) DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2013.02.036


The Use of dronabinol (delta-9-THC) in autism: A prospective

single-case-study with an early infantile autistic child

René Kurz, Kurt Blaas
Lindengasse 27/10, 1070 Wien, Vienna/Austria

CASE STUDY
Abstract
Objective:To evaluate the effectiveness of dronabinol (delta-9-THC)as supplementary therapy in a child with autistic disorder.

Methods:A child who met the DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) criteria for a diagnosis of autistic disorder and who took no other medication during the observa-tion time was included in an open and uncontrolled study. Symptom assessment was performed using the Aberrant Behavior Checklist (ABC) before and after six months of medical treatment.

Result: Compared to baseline, significant improvements were observed for hyperactivity, leth-argy, irritability, stereotypy and inappropriate speech at follow-up (p=0.043).

Conclusion: This study showed that the use of dronabinol may be able to reduce the symptoms of autism.

Keywords:early infantile autism, autistic disorder, dronabinol, cannabinoid









 

Go Ahead And Turn Out The Lights

The Litro Glow Lamp was initially created to pursue health measures and alleviate side effects of hindrance to sunlight. Through trial and tribulation, we have created the ultimate in lighting. The lamp itself ascertains benefits never associated with traditional lighting. It is the first and only lamp that Glows after power interruption! The only lamp being implemented into schools, hospitals, hospice care, and the testimonials are outrageous!

We have just introduced Litro Glow Lamps into a world study to examine the actual clinical trials and effects of our lighting and children with autism. Children being submitted to Litro Glow Lamps are actually seeing ADD, ADHD, and Autism symptoms alleviated! Read More

 

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Autism symptoms and new approaches to treatment. Read current research on autism including early diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders, genetic factors and more.