A ‘drafting error’ in California’s revision to its medicinal marijuana law could leave established growers like the “Sisters of the Valley” without a crop and out of business.
Sister Kate and Sister Darcey from Merced in California have been producing salves and tonics made with cannabis.
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According to their website sistersofcbd.com, the sisters are not members of a religious order but they say they are on a spiritual quest to heal the sick with their medicinal cannabis cures.
They have produced a variety of products made from the cannabinoids or CBD’s found in the marijuana. Their plants do not contain THC, the substance that creates the marijuana high
While their products won’t make anyone high, the sisters are fighting to keep the city council from putting them out of business.
Videos of their operation, set to music have become popular on the Internet.
Their year-old cannabis business might have to close if a proposed ban on all marijuana cultivation kicks in.
Sister Kate and apprentice Sister Darcey from Merced, California have been producing salves and tonics made with cannabinoids (CBD), but not THC, the substance that causes a high.
They are on a mission to heal the sick with their cures and have been gaining popularity on YouTube for their music video
Their magic medicine doesn’t come cheap, however.
Two fluid ounces (400mg) of CBD oil made by the moon’s cycles and used for pain relief, costs patients $85.15, not including shipping, through their Etsy page.
The sisters claim their preparations can treat a wide range of problems.
“We make CBD oil which takes away seizures, and a million other things,” Sister Kate told KFSN-TV reporter. “And we make a multi-purpose salve that cures migraines, hangovers, earaches, diaper rash, and toothaches.”
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The future of the business remains uncertain as Mercer City Council meets this week to consider banning all marijuana growing in the area.
The new requirement is the result of an “glitch” made in the final version of the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act.
The healing sisters still have high hopes of continuing their work legally and are petitioning to stop the ban.
“Embrace, regulate, and tax, that’s all we want them to do,” said Sister Kate.
Merced city council is under pressure to put a ban in place soon, because otherwise more lenient state regulations will take effect in March.