Category: Autism


  A 6-year-old boy with epilepsy has been suffering fewer seizures since taking medical marijuana. By Kyung Lah  |  Published by CNN Medical Marijuana or miracle marijuana? Jayden has reduced his daily dose of pills from 22 a day to a pill and a half. The video with this story is hard to watch. In ... Read More
December 7, 2012Sam Sabzehzar


With the success of the first annual Joey's Hope event last year, where we welcomed special guest Council member Steven Neal from the 9th District and CA State Assembly member Isadore Hall, this year the Unconventional Foundation for Autism expects an even bigger turnout. UF4A plans to continue building on their ... Read More
July 30, 2012Sam Sabzehzar


eople are calling me and I have family's contacting me, I have doctor's contacting me, I have educator's contacting me asking me not only how can I help but what did you do? Where did you find the research and how did you find the reseach? I have to direct ... Read More
June 7, 2012Daily Dose



Joey's Mom's Blog

By Meiko Hester-Perez  |  Published in Friday May 25,2012 Walking into the Autism One conference 2012 held in Lombard, IL   with a friendly face by my side. James Gierach Board Chairman-elect of LEAP  (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) who I  had met on my Autism & Cannabis journey 3 years ago while speaking at various ... Read More
May 26, 2012Sam Sabzehzar


California's not-for-profit model of medical cannabis sees an increase in contributions and donations going back to communities where medical cannabis dispensing centers exist. By Sam Sabzehzar  |  October 12, 2011 Long Beach's Belmont Shore Natural Care (BSNC) has been giving back to the community ever since they opened up in Belmont Shore, ... Read More
October 15, 2011Sam Sabzehzar


The Unconventional Foundation for Autism is proud to host “JOEY’S HOPE” at The California Aquatic Therapy & Wellness Center in Long Beach on September 17, 2011 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. In 2009, Mieko decided to go public with her son's success with medical cannabis and was invited on FOX ... Read More
August 10, 2011Sam Sabzehzar


Find A Cure Panel in Los Angeles has teamed up with The Unconventional Foundation for Autism their current research project. You are more than welcome to forward on our behalf and help us contribute to being the solution to this misunderstood diagnosis. Find A Cure Panel specializes in patient/caregiver research for serious diseases ... Read More
July 13, 2011Sam Sabzehzar


The Unconventional Foundation for Autism finds support in the most unconventional of communities. By Sam Sabzehzar |  July 11, 2011 To celebrate a benchmark on their Facebook page, The Unconventional Foundation for Autism has teamed up with various organizations to help other families of special needs loved ones by helping to find ... Read More
July 11, 2011Sam Sabzehzar
Illinois Children Will Soon Qualify for Medical Marijuana


Two years in, and I'm still flying solo By Marie Myung-Ok Lee |  Published in Slate (excerpt) For two years now, my husband and I have been using medical cannabis—legally—to help soothe our autistic son's gastrointestinal pain and decrease his concomitant violent behaviors. As I've been chronicling in a series of columns... pot has ... Read More
May 17, 2011Daily Dose