Last updated on: 5/1/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

United Methodist Church Biography

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

“Licensed medical doctors should not be punished for recommending the medical use of marijuana to seriously ill people, and seriously ill people should not be subject to sanctions for using marijuana if the patient’s physician has told the patient that such use is likely to be beneficial.”

Statement of Principle signed by United Methodist Church General Board of Church and Society, May 2004

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Description:

“The United Methodist Church, which began as a movement and a loose network of local societies with a mission, has grown into one of the most carefully organized and largest denominations in the world…

John Wesley recognized the need for an organized system of communication and accountability and developed what he called the ‘connexion,’ which was an interlocking system of classes, societies, and annual conferences.”

“Overview,” The United Methodist Church website (accessed Sep. 20, 2007)

Mission:

” The United Methodist structure and organization began as a means of accomplishing the mission of spreading Scriptural Holiness over the land.”

“Overview,” The United Methodist Church website (accessed Sep. 20, 2007)

Other:
Nonprofit 501(c)(3)