Cannabis Oil
A child wearing a marijuana leaf hat poses during a rally in support of cultivation of cannabis for medicinal purposes in Chile, Santiago March 18, 2015. Several families gathered in front of the government palace in support of the use of the cannabis oil to their children sick with epilepsy, according to the organizers. Reuters/Ivan Alvarado

When award-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg approached one of the leading “canna-businesswomen” in the field, Maya Elisabeth, something wonderful happened. The two are all set to launch a medical-marijuana company, Maya & Whoopi, for women who suffer greatly from menstrual cramps.

Goldberg was greatly affected to see her granddaughters suffer from menstrual pain and so she made it an objective to work on the lines of medical marijuana. According to Vanity Fair, the company will offer cannabis-based products such as tropical rubs, cannabis tinctures, edibles and THC-infused bath soak. The last one has been described as “profoundly relaxing.”

“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,” said Goldberg.

Goldberg has been extremely vocal about her medical-cannabis use in the past. In 2014, she explained how she stayed away from taking Advils for her glaucoma-related headaches by resorting to her beloved kush-filled vape pen.

Speaking on the products that would be available in her company, Goldberg pointed out how her products can be used hassle-free.

“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,” she said.

Before connecting with Elisabeth, Goldberg did enquire about medical-marijuana products for menstrual pain. She consulted leading industry experts and found out that there was nothing on those lines. Next, she got in touch with Maya, who already owns a female-run medical-marijuana cannabis company Om Edibles in northern California.

Goldberg favours medical-marijuana products over painkillers. For those who do not have much of an experience in getting marijuana-high, products with only cannabidiol (CBD) will also be available to do away with the euphoric effects of cannabis.

The medical marijuana products will be available from April and will be available only in California due to the continuing federal ban on the substance.