Veteran Hollywood star Whoopi Goldberg embarks on a new endeavor, and this time, she’s set to launch medicinal marijuana products to lessen menstrual cramps.
In her recent interview with the Vanity Fair, Goldberg announced her partnership with Maya Elisabeth, an established businesswoman in the field of medicinal marijuana. The company, which will be named Maya & Whoopi, will produce different cannabis derivative products. These include edible cannabis, rubbing products, and even bath soap infused with cannabis.
Goldberg, who herself suffers from excruciating menstrual cramps, told the Vanity Fair that the company eyes to produce different products that offer women instant relief, but even a prolonged use does not impair the woman’s normal life.
“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. Smoking a joint is fine, but most people can’t smoke a joint and go to work,” Goldberg was quoted as saying by the Vanity Fair.
The Tony and Academy Awards winner added that one of the company’s main objectives is to develop products that are discreet that one can carry in a purse almost anywhere. Aside from that, the company also ensures the product that they will produce are effective in alleviating pain from menstrual cramps.
She described the would-be products as anything that one could carry around in the office and rubbed when the pain attacks. Or, one can enjoy a soothing bath with the cannabis-infused bath soap they eye to develop.
Goldberg use of medicinal marijuana is no secret and she’s been open about it ever since for her chronic headaches due to her glaucoma. She said if medicinal marijuana helped alleviate the pain she experienced, it’s also possible that it would work in menstrual cramps.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), however, has issued warning to the public of incidents of death as a result of ingestion of cannabis-infused products. Recreational marijuana is now permitted for persons aged 21 years and above under state law in four states – Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington. However, in July 2015, CDC reported the death of a 19-year-old man after consuming an edible marijuana product.