From The Earth Info & Resource Center
October 7, 2017
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Cannabis Therapies for Special Needs Kids
Founded by Mieko Hester-Perez, renowned cannabis activist and special needs advocate, the From the Earth Information & Resource Center has become an oasis for southern California families seeking help with medical marijuana and health professionals looking for reliable cannabis information.
A special needs parent herself, Mieko well understands the challenges and pitfalls other families face when exploring cannabis therapies. Because of this, her mission of "paying it forward" extends not only to the way she provides attentive and personal support but also her willingness to provide every consultation pro bono.
From The Earth Information & Resource Center was built to bridge the common gap between a community and its dispensary. Nestled next to the From the Earth collective, the Resource Center allows Mieko and her staff a unique opportunity to literally walk patients through the process of obtaining a caregiver's license or a recommendation and visiting a dispensary showroom floor.
Although it's important for the Center to provide families with a multitude of medication options, Mieko is quick to remind any visitor that education is paramount to the work she's doing. The Center was created to support the community with educational seminars and onsite guidance for medical professionals. Because of this, Mieko and her Resource Center have gained support from local hospitals, physicians and social services for their commitment to educate the community on safe access.