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Whoopi Goldberg has launched her very own line for women
Whoopi Goldberg has found the answer to that age old problem for long suffering women who have period pains, its cannabis.
She's an actress and the co-host of the popular TV talk show The View. She has recently launched her very own line of medical marijuana products which are designed specifically for the ladies. The company is a joint membership with Maya Elisabeth (the edibles maker) and it’s named Whoopi & Maya. The company offers cannabis infused products that are intended to reduce and relieve those awful uncomfortable period pains and cramps.
There have been several celebrities that have joined the growing group of "ganjapreneurs" and Whoopi is one of the latest to jump on board since the drug has been decriminalized in several states in the US. Back in 2014 the family of Bob Marley had teamed up with a private equity firm so they could launch the world’s first international cannabis brand Marley Natural. Also recently bringing out cannabis products was Snoop Dogg who launched his brand Leafs by Snoop.
Whoopi's brand is unlike any of the others as her product is focused on combating period pains which ranges from some slight discomfort to ladies really suffering with cramps, back ache, nausea, headaches, leg pain etc. For many women they suffer these horrendous period symptoms and have to continue to run their day to day lives while dealing with immense pain.
Goldberg 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,”
There has been a persistent lack of funding for research into period problems, many women suffering the worse symptoms have a medical condition like dysmenorrhea or endometriosis but there are a vast amount of women who go undiagnosed and under-treated. Because of the lack of funding conclusive research on conditions that cause the debilitating period pain just doesn’t currently exist, however research on the benefits of the medical cannabis is also sparse and this is mainly because the federal government has restricted it. Only recently they have done some research and started trials to look at those potential benefits in medical marijuana for people who live with PTSD and seizures.
Whoopi had said that her daughter and granddaughters had "inherited my horrific menstrual cramps" and told Glamour that she had talked to several men in the industry about developing medical cannabis for period pain, and guess what, all the men dismissed her.
“They always came back with: ‘That’s too niche a market,” she said. “It’s like; half of the planet is not a niche market! Most guys don’t have any idea what a period is or how it works. It’s like, ‘there’s a vagina, and there’s an egg ...’
Goldberg has had lots of personal experience with medical cannabis and has said that by using the drug in a vaporizer it has greatly eased the symptoms of her glaucoma induced headaches. She has written about many of her experiences in columns for the Cannabist, the Denver’s Post's Marijuana blog and she has been very public about using cannabis and she has advocated for the legalization of marijuana.
Whoopi & Maya received financial backing from some family members and three of their close friends and Whoopi will serve as the chairwoman. The company will sell for marijuana infused products under its brand: a balm, a tincture, sipping chocolate and a bath soak.
“This is a great introductory line to first-time cannabis users because two of the items are topical, which don’t get you high,” Elisabeth told Glamour. “And one product, the cocoa, can be made only with CBD, which is a very subtle but powerful mood elevator that helps with anxiety and depression, and is an anti-inflammatory.””
The products prices have not yet been established yet but will be available in California to people who have medical cards because cannabis is illegal at the federal level, the Whoopi & Maya products won’t be available in any other states.
“This is a nice, quiet way that I can be part of this,” she said. “It had to help people if I were going to be involved.”
Hey ladies it would be fantastic to hear your side on cannabis helping with period pains, have you used it? what was your experience? Get in touch!