Last updated on: 2/5/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Union for Reform Judaism Biography

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

The Union for Reform Judaism “urge[s] elected officials in the United States to support federal legislation and regulation to allow the medicinal use of marijuana for patients with intractable pain and other conditions, under medical supervision; call[s] for further medical research on marijuana and its constituent compounds with the goal of developing reliable and safe cannabinoid drugs for management of debilitating conditions; and… advocate[s] for the necessary changes in local, state and federal law to permit the medicinal use of marijuana and ensure its accessibility for that purpose.”

“Resolution on the Medicinal Use of Marijuana” PDF, Nov. 2003

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

“The Union for Reform Judaism provides vision and leadership to Reform Jews and congregations on spiritual, ethical, social justice and management issues. It provides programmatic support to Reform Jewish congregations and offers opportunities for individual growth and identity that few congregations could provide by themselves, such as camps and Israel programs for youth, study kallot and North American and regional biennials.”

“About Us,” Union for Reform Judaism website (accessed Sep. 20, 2007)

Mission:

“The primary mission of the Union for Reform Judaism…is to create and sustain vibrant Jewish congregations wherever Reform Jews live in North America. “

“What the Union Stands For,” Union for Reform Judaism website (accessed Sep. 20, 2007)

Other:
Nonprofit religious organization