Whoopi Goldberg is the latest celeb to jump into the ‘growing’ industry of medical marijuana. The 60-year-old actress and co-host on The View daytime talk show – who has been very open about her own use of marijuana and love of weed – is rolling out a line of products designed specifically to aid women suffering from menstrual cramps and other “female” problems.
“I want to go nice and slow with this. I don’t want this to be a joke to people. It’s not a joke to women,” Goldberg told USA Today on March 30. Her company will market four medical marijuana products to women: a balm, a tincture extract, sipping chocolate, and a bath soak.
Goldberg even named her marijuana vaporizer pen “Sippy,” writing that she uses “her” to relieve the pain and pressure of glaucoma.
“She takes the ache out. It’s wonderful,” Goldberg said back in 2014.”The high is different, too. It feels like a gentle, warm breeze at the beach. It’s like someone undoing a vise grip, very slowly. It’s not overpowering — and I’m certainly not looking for that high high. I’m looking for relief.”
Goldberg has partnered with cannabis businesswoman Maya Elisabeth to roll out a brand of products which will be sold under the “Whoopi & Maya” name. Currently, the line will only be introduced in California, where individuals with medical marijuana cards will be able to purchase the products. Marijuana remains illegal at the federal level.
“I have a daughter and two granddaughters who inherited my horrific menstrual cramps,” Goldberg told Glamour. “Being a pot smoker for years, I talked to a lot of men in the marijuana business about developing something for period relief, and they always came back with ‘That’s too niche a market.’”
Whoopi doesn’t think so.
“Half of the planet is not a niche market!” she continued. “Most guys don’t have any idea what a period is or how it works.”