Oscar-winner Whoopi Goldberg is rarely afraid to speak her mind, especially when it comes to vaping medical marijuana with her trusty vape pen nicknamed “Sippy.” The 61-year old actress and current co-host of The View began vaping several years ago after being diagnosed with glaucoma, a medical disorder of the eyes with side effects that include excruciating headaches without a moment’s notice. According to Goldberg, vaping cannabis gave her back her life.
“My vape pen and I maintain a mostly private relationship. Sure, I’ll sometimes show my pen to a friend or share her with a close confidant. But mostly it’s just she and I working through my pain. And her ability to help me live comfortably with glaucoma makes her one of the more important figures in my day to day.”
Whoopi is so pro-weed that she has even launched her own product line specializing in providing relief from menstrual cramps. The company, named Maya & Whoopi after Goldberg and her business partner Maya Elisabeth, offers edibles, topical rubs, tinctures, and a bath oil infused with cannabidiol, or CBD, a compound found in marijuana that is known for relieving pain without producing the mental “high.”
“For me, I feel like if you don’t want to get high, this is a product specifically just to get rid of discomfort,” says Whoopi. “Smoking a joint is fine, but most people can’t smoke a joint and go to work…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.”
Whoopi Goldberg is not the only weed-friendly celeb
Whoopi and Maya is only the latest in a long line of celebrity-endorsed marijuana products. Rapper Snoop Dog has one of the most beautifully branded product lines ever created. It’s called Leafs by Snoop and includes concentrates, edibles, and eight strains of weed handpicked by the Doggfather himself. Even Miley Cyrus of The Voice and Hannah Montana fame sponsored a line of 24-karat gold wrapping papers manufactured by the Shine company during her 2014 Bangerz concert.
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