[Ibogaine] the passing of john morgan, md

ARON KAY pieman at pieman.org
Thu Feb 21 21:53:31 EST 2008

dana beal requests that you honor and dignify the memory of dr.john morgan by attending his memorial service if possible ...the info is as follows::
Drug Law Reform Community Mourns Passing of John Morgan, M.D.

New York, NY: Longtime marijuana law reform advocate Dr. John Morgan passed away Friday, February 15, in New York City at the age of 67. Dr. Morgan served on NORML's Board of Directors from 1995 to 2004, and on NORML's Advisory Board thereafter until his death. Morgan died after suddenly falling into a coma in the hours following an unexpected diagnosis of leukemia. Friends and family, some of whom had spoken to an apparently healthy Morgan just days prior, were stunned and saddened.

Dr. John P. Morgan was a physician and professor of pharmacology at the City University of New York Medical School. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1965. Following training in internal medicine (at Syracuse) and clinical pharmacology (at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Rochester), he began a career in academic pharmacology and medicine at the University of Rochester. He began his work at City College in 1977, where his teaching included the topics of pharmacology, clinical pharmacology, and drug policy. 

Although perhaps best known to the drug law reform movement as coauthor (along with the late sociologist Lynn Zimmer) of Marijuana Myths, Marijuana Facts (The Lindesmith Center, New York, 1997), Morgan had been an active force in drug law reform for decades. Dr. Morgan published approximately 100 articles, book chapters, and books on the clinical pharmacology of psychoactive drugs. More recently, his research and writing involved issues such as urine testing in the American workplace, medical marijuana, the socio-pharmacology of crack-cocaine, alcohol prevalence during national prohibition, and physician prescribing practices.

In a statement announcing his death, NORML Executive Director Allen St. Pierre said, "John was a wonderful man, scholar, brilliant educator, author, researcher, lecturer and good friend to anyone who extended their hand to him. Every single man and woman in this country and around the world who cares about replacing prohibition-oriented policies with science/public health-based policies owes a man like John Morgan immense thanks and praise."

A memorial service for Dr. Morgan will be held at 2:00pm, Saturday, February 23 at City College on 140th Street and Amsterdam in Manhattan. It will be in the Faculty Dining Hall in the North Academic Center at Amsterdam and 138th street (map). The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations in his name be made to support Stem Cell or Multiple Sclerosis research at Mt. Sinai Hospital. Call the hospital's Development Office at (212) 659-8500 or use their online gift form at http://www.mountsinai.org/msh/ways_to_give_ms.jsp.

ARON KAY- http://www.pieman.org
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