Photo Essay: The Mexican Nuns Seizing Cannabis Back From The Cartels
Mexico legalized the recreational and medicinal use of cannabis in 2021, partly to try and take it out of the hands of the country's notorious cartels. This Reuters photo-essay documents one small community project by joint-smoking nuns to spread the gospel of the plant.
Raquel Cunha, Reuters
Sisters of the Valley is a non-religious group founded in 2014 that has pledged to spread the gospel of the healing powers of cannabis. The Sisters argue that the fight against drugs in Latin America has been a failure, leading to widespread violence and mass incarceration.
Their campaign has been documented by Reuters photojournalist Raquel Cunha. See it here