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Whoopi Goldberg Wants to Combat Cramps With New Line of Marijuana Products

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Whoopi Goldberg

Most people assume The View's Whoopi Goldberg is forever talking about pot because she likes to get baked. The EGOT says that assumption couldn't be further from the truth.

In an interview with Elle, Goldberg revealed her true motivation for getting into the burgeoning legal marijuana products business — to fight pain.  Here's an excerpt from the revealing chat:

"People say to me all the time, 'Oh, you're just trying to get people stoned,'" Whoopi Goldberg says, when we spoke last week. "And I say, 'You know what? I don't care about that. I don't want that. I want to relieve pain."   

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Goldberg has teamed with Maya Elisabeth to launch Whoopi & Maya, a medical marijuana brand geared toward relieving pain associated with menstrual cycles. The company sells marijuana-based food items, rubs and bath salts among other things. 

Goldberg shared her frustration with Forbes over the pot industry being dominated by men who, in her opinion, don't have a clue about how the flowering cannabis plant can be used to help women who are suffering. 

 “The fact that nobody was talking about this made me a little crabby,” said Goldberg. “That was the tipping point.”  

What are your thoughts on Goldberg's latest venture? Sound off in the comments!

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