Die Doku Breaking Habbits über Gras rauchende und Marijuana anbauende Nonnen in Kalifornien feierte grade Premiere in Cannes, hier der Trailer frisch aus Frankreich:
The film follows the Sisters of the Valley, a group of nuns who are not affiliated with any traditional religious order. They run a marijuana farm in Merced, Calif., producing medicines while facing the threat of local drug cartels and the California state Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation. The tinctures and salves that they make are sold online.
Specifically, “Breaking Habits” tells the story of Sister Kate, who moved into the weed business from the corporate world after her marriage broke down. Sisters Kate and Claire are in Cannes to meet with buyers as Film Constellation’s sales effort continues. Both women were at a screening and mingled with guests at a rooftop cocktail party. Filming started in April 2017, and the film will be ready for release later in 2018.
Less than a year ago, Darcy Johnson, 24, was flipping burgers at a Jack In The Box. She attended a community college near her home in Washington state, and grew marijuana plants in the backyard. Then a mutual friend introduced her to Sister Kate, a spirited older woman who, at the height of the Occupy Wall Street Movement, began dressing like a nun in protest of US Congress declaring pizza a vegetable. The media dubbed her Sister Occupy for her methods of bringing attention to political issues.
Sister Kate, whose real name is Christine Meeusen, wanted to start a medicinal cannabis company that erased the negative stigma around the plant and united women who believed in its healing powers. After a 30-minute call, Johnson was sold. She traded her jeans and flannel for a habit and migrated to California.