California’s ‘Sisters of the Valley’ Grow and Sell Cannabis Products

The sisters do it for themselves in the burgeoning California marijuana business.

Since the drug was made legal for commercial and personal use a few years ago, new trends and lifestyles are emerging on the West Coast of the United States that could one day be emulated in Europe.

Weed Nuns strongly believe in the power of industry to change the mind, body and soul.

They do not, however, represent an official religion, but carry traditional habits inspired by ancient beguines and promote the healing properties of marijuana.

Sister Kate Meeusen founded the enclave eight years ago after becoming active in the Occupy movement.

She says she wanted to empower women interested in healing and bought the isolated house and farm in Merced County to start a new order of nuns.

California’s “Sisters of the Valley” cultivate and sell cannabis products. -AP Photo

“We would earn a living. We would own our own property. We have decided that the world is probably ready for a new order of nuns, that there is room for us and that we do not need to be affiliated to a traditional organization. religion.” said Meeusen.

“During discussions of what a new order of sisters would look like, we weren’t begging. We would earn a living. We would own our own property. And part, I think, of the soft way to solve the planet’s problems , is that women own and control more things.”

Booming trade

In addition to marijuana products sold locally, the sisters also ship cannabidiol (CBD) products, touted for their healing properties, worldwide through their website.

Their best seller is a tropical salve that soothes aching joints. There are currently six nuns living and working on the beach. Their numbers fluctuate throughout the growing season, with women coming to stay on the property from places as far afield as New Zealand.

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California’s “Sisters of the Valley” cultivate and sell cannabis products. -AP Photo

They have also expanded worldwide, with new chapters operating in Mexico, Brazil and Sweden.

“It gives them the opportunity to excel and grow their own business within the Sisters of the Valley community and create a multi-functional business that is not just about business and not just healing, but centered activism about cannabis and moving away from Big Pharma and getting away from being sick and moving to a more graceful place.” said Sister Sophia Maya Costaras.

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Sister Sophia Maya Costaras, Sisters of the Valley. -AP Photo

And Costaras added, “We’re not dumb nuns. We’re trying to tell people that. We’re not dumb. We’re scholars. We’re intellectuals. We’re spiritual. It’s very fluid with everything. the world. And our products are the real deal. It’s handmade, handcrafted, and it’s lab tested.

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