Weed for Jesus: Catholic Nuns in California Grow and Sell marijauna
Two nuns who grow and sell marijuana in from their California home are looking for a divine intervention to stop city officials from closing them down.
Sister Kate and Sister Darcy, who live in a three-bed 'abbey' in Merced produce cannabis from the adjoining garage.
They use the cannabinoids found in the plant to create a variety of products used to treat pain which are now selling out online.
Since they launched the business six months ago, the nuns' treatments have proved popular with sell-out products on their Etsy page.
The pair produces salves, tonics and tinctures from the plants for pain management.
They have low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component that causes the high.
However, the abbey is being threatened with closure following new Californian marijuana legislation - which come into force in March.
Labels: Roman Catholic Church