A group of women calling themselves “cannabis nuns” are working to promote the treatment of marijuana in Catholic Mexico. They have encountered difficulties in China, a country struggling with drugs because the deeply Catholic society has a negative view of marijuana.
A group of women calling themselves “cannabis nuns” are working to promote the healing of marijuana in Catholic Mexico. They once made half a million dollars legalizing marijuana in the United States, but now they have to be careful here to avoid police or local gangs harassing them for dabbling in marijuana management.
It’s an organization that promotes the therapeutic effects of marijuana. In a country where more than 75 percent of the population is Catholic, they struggle to gain a foothold. Every full moon, they dress as nuns around bonfires in the suburbs of central Mexico, washing with burning sage and praying for the moon, animals, and plants. Then, they would take a deep puff of marijuana and blow the smoke toward the flames.
In the United States, the group has built a successful small business that earned more than $500,000 last year by selling CBD tinctures, oils, and plasters online. In Mexico, however, the image of a nun smoking marijuana is more of an act of defiance in a deeply Catholic society that struggles with drugs in China.
Although they are very active online, these five women are very vigilant about where they operate. They started in a two-story concrete fake shop with a single renovated room. Because marijuana is in a legal gray area in Mexico, much of the source is also linked to criminal organizations, who fear that police or local gangs could threaten or blackmail.
One “Sister Bernard” (Hermann Abernardet) and another named “in particularly devout Mexico, the whole picture is completely different because the country has a deep belief in religion and marijuana is associated with drug cartels.” In her main job, as a family medicine specialist, she would give amplified anesthetics to patients suffering from cancer, joint pain, and insomnia.