Orin Devinsky

Dr. Orrin Devinsky

Revolutionizing Medical Marijuana

Thirty-one states have legalized medical marijuana, and in June, cannabis went even more mainstream: GW Pharmaceuticals’ Epidiolex became the first FDA-approved marijuana-derived drug. The epilepsy medication was spurred by Devinsky’s research at New York University School of Medicine proving that purified CBD, a compound in pot, can reduce patients’ seizure frequency without making them high. —Jamie Ducharme

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