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Whoopi Goldberg Fights Period Pain With New Cannabis Products

Whoopi & Maya will launch in April with four products that aim to ease painful menstrual cramps.

By Katie Link | March 30, 2016

Your painful period days could be a thing of the past thanks to Whoopi Goldberg.

The comedian teamed up with Maya Elisabeth — an award-winning edibles maker — to create Whoopi & Maya, a line of cannabis-infused products to help relieve painful menstrual cramps. So far, the line has four products: a bath soak, body rub, consumable chocolate and oral drops.

Goldberg told The Daily Beast: "When I asked whether there was a medical cannabis out there to give relief to women with cramps, I was told that would be a 'niche' product. We're here for that niche, which is made up of half the population."

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Goldberg told Vanity Fair she was inspired to launch the line after hearing her granddaughters complain of severe cramps.

But Goldberg uses medical marijuana for a different type of pain. In a column she wrote for The Denver Post blog "The Cannabist" she explained how her marijuana vape pen has alleviated her glaucoma-induced headaches.

Whoopi & Maya isn't the only marijuana product on the market tied to a famous name.

Marley Natural — a cannabis line honoring the late reggae musician Bob Marley — showed up in California dispensaries earlier this year.

Last fall, rapper Snoop Dogg launched Merry Jane, a lifestyle media site for pot-lovers.

And country singer Willie Nelson has plans to launch his own line of product in Colorado, Washington and "everywhere voters say yes."

Goldberg’s products will be out in April but only in California.

She told USA Today: "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."

This video includes clips from ABC / "The View" and images from Getty Images.

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