According to reports, Whoopi Goldberg has teamed up with “canna-businesswoman” Maya Elisabeth of Om Edibles, a medical marijuana company. Their new company (called Whoopi & Maya) will roll out a line of “cannabis edibles, tinctures, topical rubs, and a THC-infused bath soak” in April 2016.
In the past Whoopi Goldberg has been outspoken about her medical cannabis use to treat glaucoma and other ailments.
Talking to Vanity Fair, she said “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. 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. 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.”
In her interview with Vanity Fair, The View co-host said she wanted to create a product for women that was discreet, provided relief, and wouldn’t leave you glued to your couch.
Whoopi & Maya will also include products with only cannabidiol (CBD), which lacks the euphoric effects commonly associated with marijuana.
See more from her interview with VF here.