Blog posts tagged "children"


From The Earth Info & Resource Center

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.

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Mieko Hester-Perez is a Champion for Special Needs Families

Mieko Hester-Perez is a modern day warrior mom, a champion of special needs families. For her continuing efforts, she was recently presented with an Industry Dedication Award at the 2016 Chalice Festival. Every single day, her mission is to help families improve the quality of life for their loved ones through unconventional treatments and she has pledged to “leave no family behind.”

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Guest Post: Anarchy, Angels and The Almighty Weed

Award-winning author Deb Snyder, PhD, talks about her journey of intuitive parenting and how it led her and her husband to give their seizure-afflicted daughter cannabis oil. (Spoiler Alert: the amazing results converted Dr. Snyder from a cannabis skeptic to a champion of this alternative therapy.)

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UAB Releases Preliminary Results of MMJ Study: Cannabidiol Oil Therapy for Severe Seizures

University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) launched the studies of CBD oil as a treatment for severe, intractable seizures in April of 2015. The studies, an adult study at UAB and a pediatric study at Children’s of Alabama, were authorized by the Alabama Legislature in 2014 by legislation known as Carly’s Law. Dr. Jerzy Szaflarski, professor in the Department of Neurology stated “The studies are ongoing, and we have a lot more to learn; but these preliminary findings are encouraging..."

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