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Cannabis-growing “nuns” to challenge Merced ban

A few self-proclaimed “nuns” – who grow high-CBD cannabis – are challenging the city of Merced for their right to grow.

The “Sisters of the Valley” – a two-person outfit made up of women who call themselves members “Sister Kate” and “Sister Darcy” – grow high-CBD cannabis in an effort to help people in need of drugs (some of which they sell). then on Etsy). But the sisters’ operation could be forced to move elsewhere as Merced considers a complete ban on all marijuana-related businesses in their city limits, ABC News reports.

“We make CBD oil, which takes away seizures and a million other things,” Sister Kate told ABC. “Currently there is a lot of demand for cancer patients. And we’re making an ointment that’s a multi-purpose ointment, but we found it cures migraines, hangovers, earaches, toothaches, and diaper rash.”

According to their website, the sisters are not traditionally religious or belonging to any particular order, but call themselves nuns, carry customs and believe it is their spiritual duty to help the sick with their medicinal cannabis creations.

“We don’t spend time with knees bent, but when we make our medicine, it’s a prayer environment, then it’s prayer time,” Sister Kate told ABC.

As the city considers a marijuana ban, the sisters appealed to local government officials and pointed out how much tax revenue the city could earn by helping businesses like theirs prosper.

“It’s frustrating to me because there are all these people with negative attitudes about something that is truly God’s gift,” Sister Darcey told ABC.

The Merced City Council will consider a complete ban on growing medical marijuana next week as they try to meet a March 1 deadline erroneously set by the authors of the pending California medical marijuana regulations.

“During the struggle at the end of this year’s legislative session, an unintentional editorial error caused local jurisdictions to be given a deadline,” said state councilor Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg), one of the authors involved in drafting the draft. medical marijuana regulation and safety. Act, in a letter to the state’s cities and counties earlier in December. “My intent to scrap the deadline has bipartisan and stakeholder support.”

Photo credit: Flickr.com/christophebecker

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