Generally, California is pretty lax about the whole pot thing. At least, that’s how it seems. Medical marijuana is generally legal in California thanks to proposition 215 in 1996 and Senate Bill 420, but in July of 2015, state governor Jerry Brown signed the Medical Cannabis Organ Transplant Act into law, which targets illegal marijuana growers.
The state also allows municipalities to create their own medicine marijuana laws, which leads us to the city of Merced. it’s illegal to grow and sell medical marijuana in Merced, but two nuns living in the Central Valley have defied the “temporal ban” and are growing weed to heal the sick.
Sister Kate and Sister Darcy aren’t affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. They’re self-proclaimed spiritual nuns who call themselves “Sisters of the Valley,” and their mission is a just one.
The Sisters say that their marijuana has very low levels of THC, thereby stopping those from smoking it to experience the high that generally comes with it.
“It’s about honoring the people honoring the wisdom.” Sister Kate said. “Our products have less than 0.3% THC. Our medicine is medicine, and it is non-psychoactive. We’re dealing with what is actually hemp but really we advocate for whole plant legalization,”
“Our medicine is medicine, and it is non-psychoactive,” the sisters explained. “We’re dealing with what is actually hemp but really we advocate for whole plant legalization.”
According to RT English News, the nuns follow their own “holy trinity,” which includes honoring Mother Earth and the people by making medicine and healing. They also dedicate a portion go their week to “the good fight” for the poor people around them.
Interestingly enough, the nuns make a pretty good living thanks to their products, which they mail all over the world due to the low levels of THC. They revealed that they make upwards of $1,000 per day via online marketing and they work legally with banks, so they’re not cash only like most medical marijuana dispensaries.
Their stuff isn’t cheap, but it could very well be worth it. According to a study by the University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins, there’s been a 25 percent drop in painkiller related deaths in states where medical marijuana illegal. So, clearly there’s some good being done by medical marijuana and if the Sisters are helping out then let ’em be.