Last updated on: 1/17/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Presbyterian Church Biography

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

The Presbyterian Church (USA) supports “the use of cannabis sativa or marijuana for legitimate medical purposes as recommended by a physician.”

June 21, 2006, Resolution approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“Presbyterians trace their history to the 16th century and the Protestant Reformation. Our heritage, and much of what we believe, began with the French lawyer John Calvin (1509-1564), whose writings crystallized much of the Reformed thinking that came before him.”

Presbyterian Church website (accessed June 23, 2006)

Mission:

“We believe in a theology of mission, as expressed in the Westminster Confession of Faith: ‘[C]hrist hath commissioned his Church to go into all the world and to make disciples of all nations. All believers are therefore under obligation… to contribute by their prayers, gifts, and personal efforts to the extension of the Kingdom of Christ throughout the whole earth.'”

Presbyterian Church website (accessed Jan. 17, 2008)

Other:
Non-profit religious organization