Aubrey Plaza is not shy about her love for weed. The “Parks and Recreation” star has long since graduated to the silver screen, but she’s never minced words about her recreational tendencies. Now, to promote her new movie, “The Little Hours,” a raunchy comedy about nuns behaving badly, Aubrey met up with California’s cannabis nuns to light one up, trim some bud and talk about celibacy.
The Sisters of the Valley, or the weed nuns as they’re more commonly known, are a group of women who dress like nuns, live communally, and sell cannabis to sustain their lifestyle and promote women’s independence. They are not in any way associated with the Catholic Church, but love smoking weed - a perfect fit for Plaza’s current press run.
Despite the joint passing between them, it’s pretty clear that Plaza has some childhood memories of authoritarian nuns, and it takes the actress a little while to warm up. After sufficiently stoned though, the nuns bring out some beautiful untrimmed buds and offer Plaza her very first cannabis cultivation lesson and a pair of trimming shears.
The women discuss hiding weed in saxophones, the holiness of cannabis oil, and how the women decided to take on the convent imagery.
“In 2011, Michelle Obama tried to talk to Congress about how unhealthy our children’s meals are.” Sister Kate, the weed nuns’ founder told Plaza. “So Congress declared pizza a vegetable because it made our children’s meals look healthier than they are. So I declared myself a nun. I said, ‘if pizza’s a vegetable, then I’m a nun.’”
By the end of the stoney hour, Plaza is set to put on a habit and join up with the Sisters of the Valley - as long as she can keep her acting gig, of course, and maybe without that whole celibacy rule.