Last updated on: 2/19/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

John P. Morgan, MD Biography

Title:
Medical Professor Emeritus at City University of New York Medical School
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“The question is not whether marijuana is better than existing medication. For many medical conditions, there are numerous medications available, some of which work better in some patients and some which work better in others. Having the maximum number of effective medications available allows physicians to deliver the best possible medical care to individual patients.”

Cowritten with Lynn Zimmer, PhD, Marijuana Myths, Marijuana Fact, Aug. 1997

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
     Key Experts
Physicians [Physicians are the "key experts" in the medical marijuana debate because the issue is thought by many to be ultimately based on the medical value and risks of marijuana, and Physicians, with their training and clinical work, should (at least in theory) have the best knowledge of marijuana's medical value and risks.] [Note: Key Experts definition varies by sites that have this designation.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Medical Professor Emeritus, City University of New York Medical School
  • Former Professor of Pharmacology, City University of New York Medical School
  • Former Adjunct Professor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Education:
  • MD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 1965
  • BS, University of Cincinnati, 1962
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Does Marijuana Use Permanently Damage the Human Brain?