Whoopi Goldberg at Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College on May 03, 2016 in New York, New York.
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In late March, Whoopi Goldberg announced the launch of medicinal marijuana products for menstrual cramps, available in select states.

Toni Akindele
Jul, 05, 2016

In late March, Whoopi Goldberg announced the launch of medicinal marijuana products for menstrual cramps with Maya Elisabeth, a leading lady in the marijuana industry. 

Unfortunately, Goldberg’s products are not accessible in many states. In an interview with ATTN, Goldberg shared what she is doing to combat this obstacle for women in need of alternative menstrual relief.

“We’re talking to legislators and we’re also trying to get women to say ‘Hey, we want these products here; we want to be able to use these products,’ specifically because they’re not things that get you high,” explains Goldberg. “You can’t smoke them. You can only rub them.”

While working on a cannabis product specific to addressing menstrual cramps, Goldberg has learned that there is a general lack of education.

“What I’m surprised at is that there aren’t more women involved. I’m surprised that the period seems to be something that nobody knows anything about. As hip as marijuana growers are, there’s a lot of stuff they don’t know,” says Goldberg. “That’s a big learning curve.”

There is much to be learned about marijuana and the contributions it could bring to the health industry. Read Whoopi Goldberg’s entire interview here.

 

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