“The Sisters of the Valley” Are Growing Medical Marijuana.
To be a nun it takes discipline, dedication, empathy and patience. Every once in a while it takes a knowledge of marijuana horticulture. I would be willing to bet they never told you that in Bible Camp. The nuns discussed here are called “The Sisters of the Valley” and they even have a Facebook Page.
Of course, not ALL nuns grow weed. In fact, we’re pretty sure most nuns DON’T grow weed. But these nuns are no ordinary nuns. These nuns are The Sisters of the Valley, the subject of a fascinating series of photographs taken by photographers Shaughn Crawford and John DuBois. Based in Merced, California, The Sisters – who consider themselves nuns but are not Catholic or traditionally religious – cultivate weed according to the moon cycles before turning their harvest into remedies which they then sell online. Their products, which are all organic, treat a variety of ailments including back pain, migraines and even hangovers, and each jar and bottle gets its own little prayer before being shipped for distribution.
Despite being licensed Medical Marijuana growers however, their operation is under threat from California municipalities who are considering a cultivation ban that would make their enterprise illegal. But The Sisters plan to fight the ban. They do, after all, have God on their side.
They produce a variety of products made from the cannabinoids or CBD’s found in the marijuana
plant. Their plants do not contain THC, the substance that creates the marijuana high. They believe creating these healing substances is a spiritual quest.
“We spend no time on bended knee, but when we make our medicine it’s a prayerful environment it’s a prayerful time,” said Sister Kate, medical marijuana grower. (ABC 7 Eyewitness News)