There is a ton of news surrounding legalization of medical marijuana as well as a push for having "weed" OK'd for recreational use nationwide, but not much discussion has paired marijuana and menstruation until now.
Leave it to the forward-thinking and outspoken TV personality and actress, Whoopi Goldberg, who teamed up with award-winning Maya Elisabeth, founder of Om Edibles, to launch a line of medical cannabis products called Whoopi & Maya, aimed to reduce medical discomfort. Aunt Flo is so much cooler when she's stoned.
Why pot for periods? In the words of Goldberg, "This was all inspired by my own experience from a lifetime of difficult periods and the fact that cannabis was literally the only thing that gave me relief. I am thrilled to partner with the amazing Maya Elisabeth to provide women an alternative for relieving the pain and discomfort associated with menstruation." Goldberg had her granddaughters who suffer from painful monthly cramps on her mind when the idea struck.
As per New Cannabis Ventures, "The products will be available initially in only California. 'Soak' is an Epsom salt with therapeutic grade essential oils and is available in three fragrances. 'Savor Medical Cannabis Raw Cacao' is an edible that is available in various sizes with THC only or a high-CBD and low-THC ratio. 'Rub' is a topical with THC, CBD and other healing herbs. 'Relax' is a THC-infused tincture (a medicine made by dissolving a drug in alcohol) available in two sizes." According to Daily Mail, "It will only be available to people with medical marijuana cards due to the federal ban on the drug."
Goldberg noted, "You'll be able to look at the ingredients on any Whoopi & Maya package and know exactly what's in it." The purpose is not to get high, but for women to, "relieve their period pain in a calming and relaxing way," said Goldberg.
Would you swap out OTC pain pills for Whoopi & Maya products if you had the opportunity? From what Goldberg claims, the grass is greener on her side of menstrual pain relief. This is no half-baked solution. Period.