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The Case of Merced “Nuns” Shows Random Destructiveness of the Drug War

Case of Merced “Nuns” Shows Random Destructiveness of the Drug War

In the town of Merced, California, two women who refer to themselves as “nuns” have been producing high CBD salves and tonics from cannabis; the medicine they make is devoid of THC, the psychoactive cannabinoid found within the cannabis plant.

Although the women do not belong to any religious order per se, they call themselves “nuns” and say they are on a spiritual quest to heal people with cannabis.

"We spend no time on bended knee, but when we make our medicine it's a prayerful environment, it's a prayerful time," said Sister Kate.

Legal
San Diego Medical Marijuana Dispensary Fined $1.8 Million

San Diego Medical Marijuana Dispensary Fined $1.8 Million

Last month San Diego County Superior Court Judge Timothy Taylor ruled that SoCal Holistic Health Inc. had been operating outside the city of San Diego’s zoning regulations and fined the company and its president some $1.8 million.

Of course the knee-jerk reaction from some may be to conclude a fine that size is outrageous and unwarranted. And after reading the facts of the case, some may still feel that way, but there is something to be said for participating in the legal market, which means obeying regulations.