- The Sisters of the Valley are licensed Medical Marijuana growers who heal and empower women across the globe
- Using varieties of marijuana, the nuns create and sell balms, ointments, salves and tincture products
- Their holy trinity is service, activism, and spirituality
- Their allegiance also is towards a feminist ideal, and for the “respect of breadth and depth of the gifts of Mother Earth”
The Sisters of the Valley, California’s self-called “weed nuns”, are on a special mission to heal and empower women across the globe with their legalized cannabis products.
Christine Meeusen (better known as Sister Kate) embraced the nun personality after she took part in an Occupy Wall Street protest dressed as a Catholic nun; an image that led her to be known by protesters as “Sister Occupy.”
Their clothes are not that so much of a nun, and it’s not what they’re trying to be, said the 58-year-old founder Sister Kate.
According to her, through their clothes, they are showing respect to a plant that has been lied about and disrespected.
“We’re against religion, so we’re not a religion. We consider ourselves Beguine revivalists, and we reach back to pre-Christian practices,” she said.
The group says its Holy Trinity is service, activism, and spirituality.
Their allegiance also is towards a feminist ideal, for each other, and for a mission they describe on their website as: to “respect the breadth and depth of the gifts of Mother Earth, working to bridge the gap between her and her suffering people.”
The sisters cultivate their own Marijuana plants, Specifically, hemp; a strain of marijuana that has very low levels of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which causes marijuana’s famous high.
The sisters grow useful varieties of medical marijuana which they say are rich in cannabidiols; the chemicals thought to suppress seizures, reduce nausea, lower inflammation and help with depression and anxiety.
They harvest, dry, cook, and process the hemp into cannabis-based balms, ointments, salves and tinctures which they claim have the power to improve health and well-being.
Every product is prayed over by its makers before being sent off to customers.
Founded in 2014, the group started selling their products in January 2015.
“A sister becomes a sister through a commercial relationship and earning a wage or a commission and we want to grow this way because we want to free the women, we don’t want to make them more dependent,” said Sister Kate.
She said the group had around $750,000 in sales in 2016; the most since it started selling products.
“We’ve gotten a few hate calls but, by and far, the Catholics understand what we’re doing,” she said.
“We had a dream of living a simple life, making our medicines on a quiet farm, in a spiritual environment, and being self-sustaining,” the group said.
According to the group, Hemp jobs are good for the women. And the plant itself is medicine that alleviates suffering. They said “Wake up, lawmakers.”
Well, everything on Earth, if used wrongfully, will turn out bad; if used in good terms, will produce good results. Medical Marijuana has been in use for centuries, not just in medicine but hemp itself is used to make a variety of commercial and industrial products including rope, clothes, food, paper, textiles, plastics, insulation and biofuel. It is just in the recent time that it had a black propaganda. May we share with you this image you can think upon:
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