Having captivated movie audiences as a nun on the run and a not-so-spiritual medium, Whoopi Goldberg is preparing for her most unusual role yet…as the head of a medical marijuana company.
The veteran actress is teaming up with entrepreneur Maya Elisabeth to produce the new Whoopi & Maya line of marijuana products including a bath soak, balm and even chocolate drink.
However, before any stoners get the giggles about the prospect of Sister Mary Clarence dealing dope, we should probably warn you: this is a marijuana range for a very specific market sector.
“Goldberg is launching marijuana targeted at women with menstrual cramps after businessmen told her it’d be too niche”
Speaking in an interview with Vanity Fair, Goldberg revealed that Whoopi & Maya is catering specifically to women who suffer from menstrual cramps.
A sufferer of the condition herself, Goldberg was emboldened to launch the new range after several men in the marijuana business warned her that it would be too niche.
This will not be your average run-of-the-mill marijuana either, with the Ghost star keen to stress that the new range can be consumed as a painkiller during the average working day rather than merely recreationally.
“I feel like if you don’t want to get high high, this is a product specifically just to get rid of discomfort,” said the 60-year-old. “Smoking a joint is fine, but most people can’t smoke a joint and go to work.
“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.”
Goldberg is the latest big name to invest in the medical marijuana industry, following Hustler business magnate Larry Flynt, who recently purchased shares in a company involved in the legal cannabis industry in the US.
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