California ‘weed nuns’ could bring cannabis healing mission to Canada

Saturday, 22 April 2017, 12:36:30 AM. California 'weed nuns,' whose Holy Trinity is the cannabis plant, grow and harvest cannabis, and their mission to heal and empower women may be coming to Canada.
Meet the Sisters of the Valley — California’s self-ordained “weed nuns” who are on a mission to heal and empower women through their cannabis products. Based near the town of Merced in the Central Valley, an area of California which produces over half of the fruit, vegetables and nuts grown in the United States, the Sisters of the Valley grow and harvest their own cannabis plants according to moon cycles. They then cook them up into cannabis-based balms and ointments which they say have the power to heal and improve one’s well-being. They may look like nuns but they do not belong to any order of the Catholic Church and they say their Holy Trinity is the marijuana plant. “We’re against religion so we’re not a religion. We consider ourselves Beguine revivalists and we reach back to pre-Christian practices,” says 58-year-old Sister Kate, who founded the sisterhood. “Through our clothes we are showing respect to a plant that has been lied about and disrespected for 100 years,” she adds. The weed nuns use hemp in their products, a strain of the marijuana plant that has very low levels of THC — the psychoactive compound of the plant — meaning their products will not get you high. Using hemp also means the “sisters” can ship internationally. “We do ship our products all around the world. Last year we did about US$750,000 in sales,” says Sister Kate. Members of the Sisters of the Valley say they are on a mission to use cannabis products to help heal people suffering from...Read more
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