'Parks and Rec' star Aubrey Plaza recently had a holy smoking sesh with the Sisters of the Valley (a.k.a. 'the weed nuns'), who chatted with her about God, religion and Plaza's new, convent-themed comedy 'The Little Hours' (which opens on June 30).
If you're not familiar with the nuns, don't worry. Plaza uncovered the origins of the herbal order, which started as a dig at congress.
"In 2011, Michelle Obama tried to talk to Congress about how unhealthy our children's meals are," Sister Kate said. "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 is a vegetable, I'm a nun.'"
She added that their toking vocation as nuns is "to create honorable, spiritual jobs for women." And they have a somewhat agnostic but cannabis-friendly opinion of Jesus. "Our position is, if Jesus lived, he probably smoked weed," Sister Kate said.
And when talking flippantly about religion made Plaza feel uncomfortable, the Sisters turned her Catholic guilt into more fuel for their faith. "This is why we need a new kind of nun. Their model doesn't work anymore."
Plaza came around to their way of things by the end of the chat. "I want to be a weed nun," she said at the end of their chat.
Check out the full conversation, which includes the nuns trading cannabis stories with Plaza and trimming their sacred buds.