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Published on Sep 21, 2016 

Cannabis Capitol brings you The true story of a mother who treats her son's severe autism and Duchenne muscular dystrophy with medical cannabis and the man who created a marijuana strain just for her son. Patient Chronicals 

Mieko Perez is best known for going public about treating her son's Autism and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy symptoms with cannabis, successully bringing him from 14 prescription medications to 2 prescription medications and medicated brownies featuring a medical cannabis strain cultivated exclusively for Joey's needs.

Patient Chronicles is a short documentary-style educational segment featuring patients that have found success in medicating with cannabis from cancer patients and autistic children to veterans with PTSD, the transition from pharmaceuticals to cannabis and success in treatment is documented. Read More

 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. Read More 


 March 1, 2016 This is the first cannabis and autism-centered APP made available for patients and families  worldwide, and now it can be downloaded free on the Itunes and AndroidAn informational tool for families  and medical professionals, who have xhausted all other treatment options associated with treating autism  symptoms. Stay updated with Autism Science, Cannabis News and media clips.


 CNNMoney February 9, 2016 Cannabis Science Targets Successful Autism Treatments and Brings Family Autism Advocate Mieko Hester-Perez on Its Scientific Advisory Board / Mieko Leads the Charge for Autism Treatment Advocacy as CBIS Initiates Cannabinoid Efficacy Testing to SpotlighCannabis Science Targets Successful Autism Treatments and Brings Family Autism Advoca...

Dr. Vivek Murthy On Medical Marijuana: US Surgeon General Says It 'Can Be Helpful' By Vegas Cannabis Magazine April Autism Awarness Interview Read More

 Bruce Wright @bctw on February 04 2015 12:20 PM ... The campaign to validate the medicinal qualities of marijuana got its latest     endorsement Wednesday morning from the top U.S. medical authority, who said “marijuana can be helpful” for treating certain conditions and symptomsRead more

 Joey’s Strain: Cannabis Created for Symptoms Related to Autism   Read More Feb 2, 2015 ...In 2009, Mieko Hester-Perez the pioneer of this unconventional treatment initially opened the doors with her groundbreaking research on her first public interview on Good Morning America 

Acology Announces New Advisory Board Member CNNMoney January 28, 2015: 08:00 AM ET Acology Inc. (OTCQB: ACOL) is very pleased to announce the addition of Ms. Mieko Hester-Perez to its Advisory Board. Ms. Hester-Perez brings ...For more information on the Medtainer: 

Mieko Hester-Perez launches The Autism & Cannabis Chronicles  "Navigating The Red Tape"

 The American Academy of Pediatrics announced Monday a new policy that endorses cannabis use by sick children if other drugs won't work.  January 27 2015 2:41 PM ...The American Academy of Pediatrics weighed in Monday by slightly updating its long opposition to legalizing marijuana for medical or recreational use. It said medical marijuana should only be prescribed "for children with life-limiting or severely debilitating conditions and for whom current therapies are inadequate"... Read More

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What special needs families need to consider when choosing cannabis as a safe and effective treatment for autism.... 

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. Read More