Award-winning actor, comedian and The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg has spoken publicly for decades in favour of medical marijuana. Now, Goldberg and OM Edibles owner Maya Elisabeth are creating Maya & Whoopi: their own line of cannabis-infused products aimed at providing women with relief from menstrual cramps.
Sounds far out? It isn't as if Goldberg and Elisabeth are alone in looking to cash in on marijuana's pain-relieving effects. FORIA, a company best-known for its cannabis-infused sexual lubricant, also markets a cannabis-based line of suppositories called FORIA Relief, which "maximize the muscle relaxing and pain relieving properties of cannabis without inducing a psychotropic "high." The vaginal suppositories contain 60mg of THC and 10mg of CBD, delivering the drug to "where it is needed most."
Goldberg and Elisabeth will also offer "edibles, tinctures, topical rubs, and a THC-infused bath soak that it describes as "profoundly relaxing," according to Vanity Fair. In the same interview, Goldberg said women need a product that is discreet, effective, and won't leave people glued to your couch. She also emphasized that while the products contain cannabis, they're meant to treat pain - not give users the buzz typically associated with marijuana.
"This is a product specifically just to get rid of discomfort," she says. "Smoking a joint is fine, but most people can't smoke a joint and go to work."
Maya & Whoopi products are scheduled to be available in April: until state medical-marijuana laws loosen and the federal ban on the plant is lifted, only lucky ladies in California will be able to test-drive the manufacturer's claims for themselves.
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