Instead of getting paid, sick leave for your menstrual cramps, how about you just get a little herb to help take care of that? We’ve mentioned the use of marijuana to treat cramps before. But now, there’s a celebrity name attached to it: Whoopi Goldberg.
Whoopi has been very vocal about her support of the legalization of marijuana and now she, like Snoop Dogg and Bob Marley’s family, is attempting to make some money from its accessibility in California.
She told USA TODAY, “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.”
The company, named “Whoopi and Maya,” after her co-founder Maya Elisabeth, will initially offer four products: a balm, a tincture, sipping chocolate and a bath soak. All of the products are infused with marijuana and will attempt to reduce the pain of cramps and periods. Price points for the products have not been set yet.
Unfortunately, for most of us, the products will only be available in California, for those who have medical marijuana cards. They’ll be on shelves within the next few weeks as well as dispensaries throughout the state. Until marijuana is legalized in other states, the products will be limited to California.
Elisabeth said that she and Whoopi’s products will be successful as it appeals to 50 percent of the population. Elisabeth also said that women have been herbal healers for generations and believes that their line of products follow in that tradition.
According to USA TODAY, because the federal government has largely restricted research about the medical benefits of marijuana, there is little scientific data about the benefits of the plant.
Whoopi herself said that smoking or drinking marijuana-infused tea helped control her cramps and pain. Currently, she uses a “vape” pen, filled with marijuana oil to treat her glaucoma headaches. The mission of marijuana is important to Whoopi. She said she’s not interested in selling cannabis to people who simply want to get high. At 60-years-old, she said she’s willing to potentially violate federal law because she believes so strongly in the company’s goal.
She said, “This is a nice quiet way that I can be a part of this. It had to help people if I were going to be involved.”