SAN ANTONIO — They call themselves accidental nuns, their vows do not include celibacy, but they're definitely allowed to smoke pot. Fox San Antonio speaks to the Sisters of the Valley who are on a mission to sell hemp oil and cbd and help the world.
They may not be nuns in the classical sense but they say their vows and mission are heavenly sent to help those who are sick by using cannabis to help treat their ailments.
They call themselves the Sisters of the Valley, they wear a habit, keep some of the vows of the nun hood, but
"We are independent and we don't belong to any religion," said Sister Camilla.
And they grow cannabis to make cbd products.
"We are activists of marijuana." said Sister Luna.
"We're activist and we want to speak out and tell everybody that cannabis is a plant it's medicine it is not a drug and that's what we're doing today," said Sister Camilla.
Sisters of the Valley started in Merced, California, by Sister Kate, but they have expanded and are also now in Mexico. I met Sister Camilla and Sister Luna at the World Cannabis Summit in Guanajuato, Mexico.
"The sisterhood started working with cbd, our founder Sister Kate started working with terminal patients. But she found out that some of them didn't like to smoke, so she tried to find another way to provide them with the plant. So she looked up some of the books like the tincture the oil's and the salves," said Sister Camilla.
The sisters make and sell over 40 thousand units of cbd product on their website.
"We do the salve and the oils, tincture, edible and the salve is for the skin. We used to concentrate cbd we develop this product," said Sister Camilla.
The weed nuns as they call themselves sell a strain of cannabis which contains cbd but no thc, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.
"At the beginning, well the sister started with terminal patients. We have a mission so we also try to help our community but we are a company we are not a non-profitable organization - we are company," said Sister Camilla.
A multi million dollar company completely run by women and that's the way they like it.
When I asked, "What would you like people in in the United States to know especially states like Texas who are deciding whether to legalize cannabis or not what would you say to people in the United States?"
"It is very important to legalize, because there are people who really need it. There's people in pain who want to try to do this new product or alternative," said Sister Camilla.