Recognizing the hopelessness that families feel when facing a serious illness, ECHO was compelled to create a bridge connecting those seeking the therapeutic properties of cannabinoids or cannabidiol (CBD) with the resources, community support, and medical professional guidance needed to move forward. For those feeling that the traditional medical community has nothing more to offer, we are ECHO.


Brian Higuera


A devoted husband and father, Brian introduced CBD oil into the regimen of his special needs daughter to help her have a better quality of life. Together with his wife, Damaris, Brian is dedicated to raising awareness of CBD’s profound potential by sharing his daughter’s story across various media outlets within the U.S. and around the world.

John Alexander Mark


John has been a commercial pilot, run an investment company, been a professional Stage Manager and, for many years, served as the Business Manager and Managing Director of a professional theatre that is part of a major university. He has been active on many community and civic boards for over thirty years. He has three grown sons and loves spending time with his wife, Anne their cat and dog.

Mayela Benavides


Industrial and Systems Engineer graduated with honors from Universidad Regiomontana. Mom of three girls, begins in 2015 a legal fight to have access to medical cannabis for her daughter Grace Elizalde, who suffers epilepsy and later that year successfully changes the law regarding cannabis for Mexico. She is the Founder and President of the Por Grace Foundation, the first medical cannabis association, which seeks to provide access and education about CBD and its therapeutic benefits to families in this nation.

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