Whoopi Goldberg Aims to Make Periods Painless With Marijuana-Infused PMS Products

Whoopi Goldberg at Academy Awards

For as long as I can remember, I've dreaded the anticipation of my menstrual cycle for many reasons -- but the cramps take the cake, even to this day. The truth of the matter is, there are levels to these cramps, and I've always envied women who thought running and working out in general was the way to alleviate them (go, girl!). Unfortunately, I've never had the luxury of light and fluffy cramps. I've got the type of cramps that literally bring you to your knees, and you don't want to be caught off guard with those -- and by off guard I mean without my super-sized pack of Motrin. For women like me, the announcement of Whoopi Goldberg's upcoming line of marijuana-infused products for women are celebration worthy, indeed.


She has partnered with Maya Elisabeth, a renowned edibles maker -- naming the line "Whoopi & Maya."

As legalization spreads, celebrities are making their way into the medical marijuana industry -- but there haven't been any products quite like this. The company will be offering women four products to start, which includes a balm, a tincture (or concentrated serum), sipping chocolate, and a bath soak. All four products have one goal in mind: alleviating those God-awful cramps. 

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This isn't a line for stoners looking to get their next fix. It's a modern form of herbal medicine, which Goldberg reminds us is an age-old remedy women have used. When talking with USA Today, Goldberg made it clear that she wanted this to be taken seriously because "it's not a joke to women." And we couldn't agree more.

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Just imagining the 5 a.m. wake-up call my cramps gave me the other day has me cringing in my swivel chair. I'm sure that's something Whoopi can relate to, as she herself has been known to use marijuana-infused tea for relief.

Sadly, for those of us who aren't California girls (or, more specifically, aren't California girls with a medical marijuana card), this product won't be hitting the shelves near us anytime soon -- due to the fact that marijuana hasn't been made legal on the federal level.

To be honest, I considered moving to California for like five minutes before I came to my senses and realized that might be a tad bit extreme. So, until my time comes and I'm blessed with yummy hot relief, I'll just have to settle for a subscription with Monthly Gift for my "comfort" chocolate delivery.


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