These Californian nuns, The Sisters of the Valley, are the subject of a new documentary, Breaking Habits, released today to mark 4/20.
The film explores the history and sustained survival of the pot-growing sisters, who are trying to help treat people with health and addiction problems. The nuns also use CBD cannabis oil to treat ailments from epilepsy to cancer. The fact that CBD-rich cannabis is non-psychoactive or less psychoactive than THC-dominant strains makes it an appealing option for patients looking for relief from inflammation, pain, anxiety, psychosis, seizures, spasms, and other conditions without disconcerting feelings of lethargy or dysphoria. You can get more information about cbd rich cannabis here.
Sister Kate Meeusen, 60, who founded the Sisters, said,
“I’ve seen the film so many times I’m sick of it, I didn’t like it but everyone else likes it so I’m happy about that.
Farm people are very slow to adapt to new ideas, people are stuck in the 1950s with their ideas towards the cannabis plant for medicinal use.”
Sister Kate used to work as a corporate executive.
“We don’t like the white man rule.”
So far Sister Kate has attempted to cure eight people of addictions using her CBD products, and she says they have all recovered.
“We have a 100% success rate in curing people of their addictions. Admittedly we don’t have a huge sample size, we worked with eight people who were addicted to either alcohol, tobacco or meth, but they all got better. That’s a better success rate than Alcoholics Anonymous.”
Kate praises the benefits of cannabis as a “wonderfully healing plant”,
“Gradually the world is starting to open up to the idea of cannabis as medicine, rather than treating it as a dangerous drug if you medicate from this plant let us recommend you the The Farm – Cannabis store | Burnt River Farms for its variety in strains, seeds and oils.”
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I must profess my deep admiration for the Sisters of the Valley, and especially Sister Kate, for the plight they endured/endure, yet continue to serve the people with compassion. Hearing Sister Kate answer questions after the movie last night, I got a deep sense of her commitment not only to her business principles but also to her personal philosophy. Personally for me, it’s not always fun being in business, with politics and marketing and self-doubt and whatever else may come up but I truly believe if you’re passionate about what you do, that’s what you live for. Not for making money. Not for fame or recognition. Like the “Weed Nuns”. They each have their own beautiful story of how they came in to this kind of service, each story is touching as the next. Next time you have an urge to criticize, maybe reflect on your role on the planet. Are you living out your niche? Are you living out your passion? If not, what the hell are you doing? *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* #bewhoyouremeanttobe #betruetoyourself #everyorganismhasitsniche #keepworkingforwhatyoubelivein #dontstopbelieving #sistersofthevalley #ahighercalling #weednuns #ucmerced #mercedcounty #breakinghabits #cannabisactivist #cannabisactivism #209cannabiscommunity #breakinghabitsmovie @sistersofthevalley @breakinghabitsmovie @marketingclub_ucm @gooddeedentertainment
(Photos, YouTube screen grab; via The Daily Star)