Whoopi Goldberg Wants You to Use Medical Marijuana to Ease Those Period Cramps!
A longtime supporter of marijuana, it’s no surprise Whoopi Goldberg is getting into the business. The comedienne, actress and co-host of “The View,” announced today she was launching a medical marijuana company with Maya Elisabeth, who is one of the top “canna-businesswomen” in the industry, with products whose purpose is to provide relief from menstrual cramps.
The company will be called, Maya & Whoopi, and will include cannabis edibles, tinctures, topical rubs and a THC-infused bath soak, which is described as “profoundly relaxing.”
“For me, I feel like if you don’t want to get high high, this is a product specifically just to get rid of discomfort,” said Goldberg in an interview with Vanity Fair.
“Smoking a joint is fine, but most people can’t smoke a joint and go to work.”
Goldberg goes on to say, “This, you can put it in your purse. You can put the rub on your lower stomach and lower back at work, and then when you get home you can get in the tub for a soak or make tea, and it allows you to continue to work throughout the day.”
She uses a kush-filled vape pen which provides her with relief from from glaucoma-related headaches. It also keeps her from having to take several Advil pills a day.
“I started using the vape pen because I stopped smoking cigarettes about four years ago and discovered I couldn’t smoke a joint anymore. The relief that I got with the vape pen was kind of different from what I got with smoking. I could control it much better.”
Because the vape pen worked for Goldberg’s headaches, she thought it could work for other aches, so she reached out to some industry experts to see if there was medical marijuana for cramps and they said no.
Goldberg then got in touch with Elisabeth, who owns a female-run medical marijuana cannabis company, Om Edibles in northern California.
Goldberg says with any of the Whoopi & Maya packages, you’ll be able to look at any of the ingredients and tell what’s in it. The Whoopi & Maya brand also includes products with only cannabidiol (CBD), which lacks the euphoric effects associated with marijuana.
Expect the entire line to be available in April, but only California due to state medical marijuana laws and federal bans.