The Sisters of the Valley started in 2011 with just 12 plants. The founder, Kate Meeus, has watched her project grow to an international operation worth more than 1.1 million dollars.
On April 20, 2019, a documentary was released that tells the amazing story. British filmmaker Rob Ryan created the groundbreaking documentary titled “Breaking Habits.” This is his first film, and the writer/director follows a group of women. Ryan says, “It’s a story about a woman taking on the local establishment to change the law on cannabis in the healing sense.”
Says Sister Kate about the documentary, “I’ve seen the film so many times I’m sick of it – I didn’t like it but everyone else likes it so I’m happy about that.”
She has plans on expanding her business. “We intend to have enclaves in every town and province in the next 20 years.”
“We’re going to be doing more and more with Hollywood because that’s the megaphone to the world…We’re also planning an edgy, political series, done in cartoon form.”
She makes and sells CBD products such as oils and salves with her sisterhood. The documentary takes a look into the medical marijuana company started by Christine Meeusen, who goes by Sister Kate.
They are not actually nuns, and they simply wear the habits and live together. The Sisters of the Valley have no religious affiliation. However, the group is working to change perceptions of those who use cannabis from lazy stoners to healers in their community and world.
However, they claim that their products have helped to save lives and cure people of addictions. Sister Kate says that she has worked with eight addicts and CBD has helped all of them overcome their addictions.
The film follows Kate, and viewers learn about her life and how she developed a medical marijuana company. They learn about her family, and how she helped to cure a son of addiction. The film goes into the different sides of the medical marijuana debate, including conversations with the local sheriff as well as the pastor.
The members of the sisterhood are also activists in other areas. “We are accustomed to fighting for the rights of the marginalized,” said Sister Kate.
“It’s an important bill that would allow California to join some 20 other states and Canada in denying this privilege as an excuse for not reporting abuse.
“If a clergy-person, an elder, a priest [or] a pastor sees abuse, they must report it. Just like cops and nurses and teachers are required to do.
“They don’t get to hide behind their sacred code of protecting one another anymore. It is the age of the divine feminine and there is no divinity in harming children.
“There is no divinity in granting men access to children for perverse victimization, for the ruination of their lives.
“Yet, these male-run, male-founded, male-protected organizations don’t want us messing with their privileges.” 
- Documentary About Marijuana-Growing Nuns Released On 4/20,Jess Hardiman, The Lad Bible, April 20, 2019
- Breaking Habits: Film Review, Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter, April 17, 2019
- Breaking Habits, a documentary about weed-growing nuns, is hitting theaters April 19, Sean McCaughan, Pot Network, Jan 31, 2019