Following early entries I’ve written for MUNCHIES, like Melissa Etheridge and her weed-infused wine, and James Beard award-winning pastry chef Mindy Segal and her cannabis-infused confections, Whoopi Goldberg is now the most high-profile celebrity to ever dive headfirst into the world of marijuana edibles. But before I get to my interview with Ms. Goldberg, or describe my experiences ingesting, soaking in, and rubbing on the entire, brand new line of Whoopi Maya medical marijuana products—all of which are being marketed specifically for women experiencing menstrual discomfort—I need to make clear three things in the name of full disclosure.
1. Through my work as a longtime marijuana journalist, I’m personal friends with several people now employed at the small start up company (co-owned by Goldberg), which plans to have products available at dispensaries throughout California starting this April.
2. I worked