Whoopi Goldberg has many distinct achievements. She has had a successful acting career. She has been an outspoken talk show host.
Now, she is a marijuana advocate and a marijuana entrepreneur. While this may come as a surprise to many who have not follow Whoopi Goldberg’s career, those who have followed it will not be shocked.
Whoopi is often on the right side of arguments, and she fights for progress and equality. Marijuana is one of the leading issues for progressives these days. Why not have Whoopi be a spokeswoman for the many marijuana users in America?
In April, Whoopi Goldberg will start her own line of marijuana products available in California (Faircloth 1). According to Faircloth, “Vanity Fair reports that Whoopi Goldberg is partnering with Om Edibles owner Maya Elisabeth on “Whoopi & Maya,” a company offering ‘cannabis edibles, tinctures, topical rubs, and a THC-infused bath soak that it describes as profoundly relaxing’” (1).
Tinctures and edibles often are used for pain management and relaxation. Many people use these marijuana products for medical reasons. Medicinal marijuana is becoming more accepted in the medical community.
It is not just a whacky herbal remedy. It has well-documented medical uses.
Whoopi has a reason to be enthusiastic about medicinal marijuana. As it turns out,
“Goldberg—who uses a vape to manage her glaucoma symptoms—told the magazine: ‘For me, I feel like if you don’t want to get 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. This, you can put it in your purse,’
Goldberg continues. ‘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’” (Faircloth 1).
Whoopi, like many other people, wants to treat her illness with marijuana. She should have the right to choose which medicine she puts in her body.
Whoopi is not the first celebrity to become involved with marijuana advocacy. For years, celebrities like Snoop Dogg, Seth Rogen, and Cheech Marin have advocated for legalization. Whoopi follows Tommy Chong’s footsteps in the marijuana business, too.
Chong was one of the first celebrities to become involved in the marijuana industry. He went to jail after the government conducted a sting operation on him. With marijuana’s legalization in several states, these businesses are becoming more accepted.
Whoopi should be able to make a great product that will benefit all types of marijuana users.
Faircloth, Kelly. “Whoopi Goldberg Wants to Sell You Whoopi-Branded Weed Cures for Your Period Cramps.” Jezebel. 23 Mar. 2016. Web, 01 Apr. 2016. http://jezebel.com/whoopi-goldberg-wants-to-sell-you-whoopi-branded-weed-c-1767955442