Two self-proclaimed "nuns" are struggling to keep their medical marijuana business going in Merced, California (video below).
"We make CBD oil, which takes away seizures and a million other things," Sister Kate told CBS Sacramento. CBD's are cannabinoids found in marijuana plants.
"And we make a salve that's a multi-purpose salve ... and we found out that it cures migraines, hangovers, ear aches, diaper rash, tooth aches," Kate added.
Kate and her apprentice, Sister Darcey, are not official Catholic nuns or religiously affiliated, but they dress like nuns and call themselves the "Sisters of the Valley."
"It's part of my life design to help people," Darcey said. "And I have to feel important, and this really does."
The nuns said that the medical marijuana they grow does not have THC, the ingredient that causes people to get high.
The nuns distribute their CBD products around the country via Etsy, a website where people sell handmade products.
However, the Merced City Council is considering a ban on all marijuana next week, including medicinal use, even though the city's planning commission recently voted to allow the selling of medical marijuana to continue, notes ABC 30.
On the opposing side, some folks in Merced are worried because more lenient California regulations are set to go into effect across the state in March.