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?The Sisters of Cannabis

Self-proclaimed Nuns Fervently Fight for their Right to Grow Cannabis

The Sisters of the Valley?s ?abbey? is a modest three-bedroom house on the outskirts of Merced, in a cul-de-sac next to the railroad tracks. (Sister Kate calls the frequent noise from passing trains ?part of our penance?.) When visitors come to the door, Sister Kate asks them to wait outside until she can ?sage? them with the smoke from a piece of wood from a Russian tree given to her by a shaman.

Sister Kate lives here with her ?second sister?, Sister Darcy, and her youngest son.

But these aren?t your average nuns. The women grow marijuana in the garage, produce cannabidiol tinctures and salves in crockpots in the kitchen, and sell the merchandise through an Etsy store. (Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of the active ingredients in marijuana that is prized for medicinal qualities and is not psychoactive.) The women perform their tasks wearing long denim skirts, white collared shirts and nun?s habits. And while their ?order? is small ? last week they ordained their third member, a marijuana grower in Mendocino County known as Sister Rose ? they share the same dream as many California startup founders: scaling.

The sisters say they are in touch with women in New Jersey and Washington state who may be interested in joining up. ?They?re out buying jean skirts and white blouses,? said Sister Kate. ?We want there to be women in every city selling medicine.?

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