sk any parent of a child with autism, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, or cancer, and it’s likely they have heard of cannabis as a highly effective treatment for managing symptoms, but have no idea how it works, how to use it, where to get it, and how to do it all legally. Tikun Olam plans to change that for millions of patients and caregivers with the announcement that it is teaming up with California’s leading healthcare and cannabis advocate, Mieko Hester-Perez, as it launches its science-backed medical cannabis products in California this month.
As the world’s first and most trusted medical cannabis company, Tikun Olam brings to California years of its groundbreaking scientific research on its proprietary cannabis varietals, including the award-winning high-CBD, low-THC Avidekel™. This powerful strain demonstrates both the efficacy and safety of cannabis as a medical treatment for patients ranging in age from toddlers to the elderly. Most recently, Tikun Olam released its first major study documenting the efficacy of cannabis to treat autism symptoms, the very cause that first propelled the self-described “warrior mom” Hester-Perez into the national cannabis conversation. In the study, the majority of patients reported improvement in their symptoms with many decreasing their pharmaceutical medication in favor of cannabis treatment.
Mieko Hester-Perez shot to fame a decade ago as one of the first cannabis advocates in the national spotlight, when a 2009 segment on Good Morning America showcased her journey to treat her son Joey’s autism and muscular dystrophy