A group of marijuana-selling nuns have said US president Donald Trump has made them think about moving to Canada.

Weed selling nuns to move to Canada because of Donald Trump

Weed selling nuns to move to Canada because of Donald Trump

The Sisters of the Valley in California call themselves ''weed nuns'', and sell the substance to help the needy as they say they are on a mission to heal and empower women with their products.

However, whilst the US president and his Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a longtime critic of marijuana legalisation, have cast doubt over the legalisation of the substance, the nuns say they are now planning on moving their business to Canada.

Founder of the group Sister Kate, 58, said: ''The thing Trump has done for us is put a fire under our butts to get launched in another country. Our response to Trump is Canada.''

At present, the group make online sales in Canada, but are planning on moving their operations there full time.

The sisterhood was founded in 2014, and although they take on the persona of nuns - something which Sister Kate adopted after she took part in an Occupy Wall Street protest in 2011 dressed as a Catholic nun - they say they are ''against religion''.

Sister Kate added: ''We're against religion, so we're not a religion. We consider ourselves Beguine revivalists, and we reach back to pre-Christian practices. We've gotten a few hate calls but, by and far, the Catholics understand what we're doing.''