Whoopi Goldberg launches medical marijuana products to ease menstrual cramps

Whoopi Goldberg: Product gets rid of discomfort.

Whoopi Goldberg is on a mission to help people feel better — by launching her own range of medical marijuana goods.

The US actress is targeting women who suffer with menstrual cramps with four products created for the launch.

Goldberg has teamed up with Maya Elisabeth to create the brand Whoopi & Maya which will be available in California from later this month. Elisabeth already has a “strong reputation” for making good quality medical cannabis goods, according to the duo’s website.

The initial four-product range, Soak, Savor, Rub, and Relax, boasts sun-grown cannabis, alongside other ingredients.

Soak is for use in the bath. Its ingredients include epsom salts. Savour includes cacao, the “raw, unprocessed superfood that becomes chocolate”. People might enjoy it straight from the jar, on toast or fruit or made into a drink with water, milk or milk alternatives, Whoopi & Maya suggests.

Rub is applied directly to the skin, while Relax is a tincture which can be taken orally, in a drink or sublingually (when you leave it under your tongue to be absorbed).

“This was all inspired by my own experience from a lifetime of difficult periods and the fact cannabis was literally the only thing that gave me relief,” Goldberg, who serves as chairwoman of Whoopi & Maya said, as reported in The Cannabist.

In a post shared on Instagram, Whoopi & Maya wrote: “What a pleasure it is to share with you what we have been working on for the last year and a half. When the universe brought Whoopi and I together, what felt like luck soon turned into destiny as the magic we have been able to create is truly beyond us.

“By combining medical cannabis with other healing herbs and superfoods we have created enjoyable and effective healthy alternatives for women to use in California during their menstrual cycle.”

Goldberg told Vanity Fair: “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.

“This, you can put it in your purse,” Goldberg continued. “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.”


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