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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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The cowardly head hackers are now killing street magicians

I don’t think David Copperfield will be doing any shows in Syria anytime soon.

ISIS it appears has run out of gays and journalists to kill and is now hacking the heads off street magicians.

The Islamic State is no stranger to attacking civilians. Recently, though, they’ve been targeting not only gay people and journalists but also subversive magicians. Earlier this month, reports emerged of a street performer who was beheaded in a public square in the city of Raqqa, Syria, the capital of the Islamic State.

The illusionist, who went by the moniker “Sorcerer,” was known for entertaining locals with innocuous magic tricks like making coins and cell phones disappear. According to UK tabloid the Daily Mirror, he was charged with “creating illusions and falsehood” deemed offensive to Islam and was sentenced to death by beheading. An activist who recently fled Raqqa and was familiar with Sorcerer told the Mirror that the magician was a popular performer who simply entertained locals: “He was just called ‘Sorcerer’ by people, and children loved him. He was doing nothing anti-Islamic but he paid for it with his life.”

The Islamic State has been cracking down on all forms of magic. The video below was released in July by the organization’s media arm and shows a man from Aleppo moments before he is beheaded for sorcery. Another propaganda video shows militants scouring a so-called “sorcerer’s nest” for books about magic and declaring that the appropriate penalty is to be struck by a sword. ?? Read more »

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Doing more to help kids then any politician.

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Magic Table

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Money out of thin air

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Poor kid….

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Smarter than our politicians.

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Where does it all go?

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World Champion of Card Magic fools Penn & Teller

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvW7-019XLQ

 

And the next one’s worth it for the pure entertainment value!

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How does he do that?

Magic with a cigarette…I still can’t work it out.

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