Month after month, women all across the world dread the day they wake up to their not-so-welcome visitor. Besides the inconvenience of Mother Nature's awful timing, menstrual cycles for many women come with unbearable cramps. That is until Whoopi Goldberg stepped in.
The Academy Award-winning actress is throwing her hat in the ring for female empowerment in a whole new way. Partnering with Maya Elisabeth, the leading woman in cannabis, The View co-host hopes to provide relief to women in a way that is discreet and powerful without leaving them stuck to the confines of their bed.
In a exclusive interview with Vanity Fair, Goldberg shared her excitement for her new business venture. "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," she says. "Smoking a joint is fine, but most people can’t smoke a joint and go to work."
If smoking isn't your thing, Whoopi has you covered with an array of THC-infused products, including a rub that you can easily tuck away.
"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.”
So why marijuana you ask?
Whoopi tells the magazine that she has seen the wonders of the often controversial drug on other aches, so why not this one. After discovering there was not much effort put in place to tie the powerful substance to menstrual relief, she took the challenge on herself.
"Hey, this niche is half the population on the earth,” she says. “This seems to be people flippantly blowing you off, which is what you get whenever you start talking about cramps. They weren’t thinking how do you target this? I have grown granddaughters who have severe cramps, so I said this is what I want to work on."
If you're interests have been piqued, fantasize no more. The line of products from Maya and Whoopi are set to be available in April.
Read more on the collaboration here.
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