Whoopi Goldberg is lending her name and financial backing to a new line of medical marijuana products designed specifically for women. Goldberg, whose has been public about her own marijuana use, is one of a handful of Hollywood celebrities jumping into the marijuana marketplace.Bob Marley’s family has partnered with a cannabis company to produce Marley Natural products, and Snoop Dogg backs Leafs by Snoop. Goldberg, who declined to say how much she invested in the new “Whoopi & Maya” company, said she raised funding from friends and family, and will serve as chairwoman. “I want to go nice and slow with this. I don’t want this to be a joke to people. It’s not a joke to women,” Goldberg told USA TODAY. The company offers four products: a balm, a tincture, sipping chocolate, and a bath soak. All are infused with marijuana and aim to reduce the pain and cramps from periods. The products sold under the “Whoopi & Maya brand” will be available only in California to people with their medical marijuana cards. Because marijuana remains illegal at the federal level, the products today cannot be sold elsewhere. [Read more at USA Today]
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