Think Medical Marijuana Might Help Your Period Pains? Whoopi Goldberg Has Answers

Best. News. Ever.

This is not a drill. Whoopi Goldberg = Hero. The Actress is launching a medical-marijuana company with leading “canna-businesswomen”, Maya Elisabeth.

Let’s take a moment to bask in the awesomeness of this.

The pair have created a range of cannabis edibles, tinctures, topical rubs, and THC-infused bath soaks, described as “profoundly relaxing.” We bet. We want to float around in soothing canna-bubbles, asap. Period pains, or none.

Whoopi told Vanity Fair that the company, Maya & Whoopi, wants to offer alternative pain-relief products to women suffering from menstrual cramps, so that popping Nurofen every four hours is not our only option.

So would it actually work? Probably, the remedial properties of Cannabis are pretty undisputed, it’s even prescribed by the NHS for certain types of chronic pain. Plus, way back when Queen Victoria was given cannabis by her doctor to relieve period pain. If it’s endorsed by royalty (Queen Whoopi included) we need no more persuading.

And Whoopi is keen to point out these products are not going to enduce a hazy funk that renders you alarmingly inefficient:

“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,” Whoopi told Vanity Fair. “Smoking a joint is fine, but most people can’t smoke a joint and go to work.” Truth.

“This, you can put it in your purse,” Whoopi said. “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.”

We want to get our hands on this stuff, stat. But unfortunately, on its release in April the product range will only be available in California – because you know, there are some pretty strict laws policing the use and distribution of Cannabis all over the world. Boo!

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