Blog posts by Mieko Hester-Perez


Global Healthcare Conversations with Mieko Perez ft. Shira & Benaya

Benaya is two and a half years old. He was diagnosed with severe autism a year ago. He is highly unregulated, very agitated, and nonverbal. Before we started medicating him with cannabis oil, Benaya didn't have any physical gestures. In the two months since we started his treatment with cannabis, we have literally witnessed miracles happen for him and for us...

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Cannabis, Autism, and The Catch 22 with Statewide Child Protective Services

In 2009 my family went public on using cannabis to treat my son Joey’s autism symptoms. I knew I needed a supportive medical team but most of all I needed legal counsel by my side at all times to address state laws that give child protective services social workers the authority to come into a home and remove children on the basis of state negligence laws (that have not caught up to marijuana legislative bills.)

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