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Lynn Johnson

Lynn Johnson is a regular contributor to National Geographic. She was a Knight Fellow at Ohio University and teaches at the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse.


Ray Mirzabegian and Arsineh Yaghyaei attend to their daughter Emily as she recovers from a seizure. Los Angeles, CA, April 2018.

The Taboo Medicine

Winter 2023 | Reporting

Many parents know firsthand how cannabis can transform the lives of children with severe illness. Why won’t the legal system listen to them?