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A California Nun Convent is Now Producing Marijuana

Nuns cultivating marijuana. Pretty strange right? Some people would say that these nuns are really working for a higher power!  [1] The Sisters of the Valley in Merced, Calif., grow medicinal marijuana in their garage for various pot-laced health products.  While Sisters Kate and Darcy don traditional habits, they are not Catholic. But they still consider themselves nuns with a calling to heal the sick — with pot.  “We spend no time on bended knee, but when we make our medicine it’s a prayerful environment. It’s a prayerful time,” Kate told KFSN-TV.   While medicinal pot is legal in California, bills signed into law this past fall allow local governments to restrict or ban marijuana growing and dispensing.  Pot advocates hope local jurisdictions will want to partake of tax revenue. But some municipalities — such as Merced, a conservative town in agricultural Central California — have enacted bans on pot production.  So this sisterhood might need to find a new place by March 1, when the new state and local laws take effect.  Kate and Darcy said their products include cannabidiol but only traces of tetrahydrocannabinol, the chemical that provides pot’s high.

[1] David K. Li, These nuns will get you high — as heaven, New York Post, February 9, 2016 | 11:02am
[2] Yanan Wang, Can the cannabis ‘nuns’ of California save medical marijuana?, The Washington Post, January 25 2016
[4] Gene Haagenson, MERCED “NUNS” FIGHT TO KEEP THEIR MARIJUANA BASED BUSINESS, ABC30, Monday, January 04, 2016
[6] Julia Carrie Wong, Cannabis-growing ‘nuns’ grapple with California law: ‘We are illegal’, The Guardian, Monday 25 January 2016 13.02 GMT
[8] Oscar Pascual, Cannabis-growing nuns campaign to fight Merced marijuana ban, SFGate, January 4, 2016 at 8:57 AM
[10] Abby Haglage, Sister Kate: the Vegan, Pot-Loving Feminist Behind Etsy’s Cannabidiol Shop, The Daily Beast, 01.24.16 12:15 AM ET
[11] Rob Waugh, There’s an ‘abbey’ full of feminist nuns who grow weed to heal the sick, Metro.co.uk, Tuesday 26 Jan 2016 2:13 pm


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