Last updated on: 4/2/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Episcopal Church Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“The Episcopal Church urges the adoption by Congress and all states of statutes providing that the use of marijuana be permitted when deemed medically appropriate by duly liscensed medical practitioners.”

67th Convention of the Episcopal Church, B-004a, 1982

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Description:

“The life and work of the Episcopal Church begins in local congregations, expands across dioceses, and extends into global Anglican relationships. Together, as the body of Christ, we worship and work for God’s kingdom to come, trusting in the Holy Spirit to guide us.”

“Life and Work of the Church,” the Episcopal Church website (accessed Sep. 20, 2007)

Mission:

“The Episcopal Church strives to live by the message of Christ, in which there are no outcasts and all are welcome. Walking a middle way between Roman Catholicism and Protestant traditions, we are a sacramental and worship-oriented church that promotes thoughtful debate about what God is calling us to do and be, as followers of Christ.”

“Visitors’ Center,” the Episcopal Church website (accessed Sep. 20, 2007)

Other:
Nonprofit 501(c)(3)
Quoted in:
  1. Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?