US actress Whoopi Goldberg launched into the field of therapeutic use marijuana with a line of products for women, intended to relieve menstrual pain. “This project comes from my own experience of a difficult life rules and the fact that cannabis was literally the only thing that comforted me,” said Wednesday the actress from “Ghost” and “The Color Purple.” The actress teamed with Maya Elizabeth, founder of the company Om Edibles, to design this line will be marketed under the brand “Whoopi & Maya,” she said in a statement. She said that four products were initially sold in marijuana dispensaries in California, where the sale of the drug for medicinal purposes is legal: a cocoa paste, cream, bubble bath and decoctions made similar herbs to those, says the company’s website, once drunk by Queen Victoria to relieve abdominal cramps.
Legal sales in the US jumped 24%
The line of Whoopi Goldberg spell as sales of marijuana explode in the US, particularly in California, the most populous US state and one of the biggest markets for cannabis. According to the firm ArcView Market Research, legal sales in the US jumped 24% between 2014 and 2015 to $ 5.7 billion, and are expected to climb to $ 7.1 billion this year.
The soft drug remains illegal at the federal level but a number of US states, including Colorado, Alaska and Washington have legalized the medicinal and recreational use of marijuana. California voters should also vote this fall to legalize recreational marijuana. Whoopi Goldberg has already publicly expressed on his cannabis use in the past. In 2014, the star aged 60 had confided how his spray helped relieve migraines related to glaucoma in the pages of The Cannabis magazine.
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Other celebrities also intend to enjoy the boom of marijuana. Family legend Bob Marley reggae has partnered with a company specializing in cannabis in 2014 to create a brand, Marley Natural. Rapper Snoop Dogg, who boasted of having smoked a joint in the bathroom of the White House, has also signed a contract with a company to produce its own set of products and spray inhalation.