Sisters of the Valley UP038

Sisters of the Valley is a small business that sells online cannabidiol tinctures and salves. It is based in Merced, California, and its proprietors follow a monastic motif. Following practices of Biodynamic agriculture, workers regulate their operations by the cycles of the moon, starting two-week production intervals upon the new moon, during which time they also practice chastity and vegetarianism.

The owner and "lead Sister" Christine Meeusen, who does not identify with Christianity, considers the production to be a spiritual activity, whose rituals and incorporate New Age practices and environmentalism, "borrowing" from Native American practices. Meeusen also mentions the Beguines to refer to her business' philosophy. The members wear religious habits and refer to each other as sisters, but claim no affiliation with a religious order.