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GOD BLESS YOU WHOOPI! Finally, there is an approved relief for those who experience the 'monthly devil' that comes wrapped in pain. The 13-time emmy award winner, Whoopi Goldberg has just announced her latest venture — a range of medicinal marijuana-based products to help with period pain. 

Many studies have shown that marijuana can ease chronic pain and in many areas of the world. It is prescribed by doctors for many symptoms of pain that regular medication is insufficient to help.
The main component of marijuana is THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) which acts to provide relief for intense pain (particularly neuro-muscular pain caused by cramps) as well as aiding sleep and reducing anxiety. Given the chronic nature of period cramps and the knock on effect on sleep, stress and wellbeing, it makes sense that this type of product could well reduce the discomfort suffered by women.

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The Whoopi & Maya Collection was birthed in collaboration with Maya Elisabeth, who founded the all-female edible marijuana company Om Edibles. 

I’m excited for people to feel comfortable using cannabis.

While the range is aimed predominantly at women in California who hold medical marijuana cards. The items, which range from balms, tinctures, bath soaks and sipping chocolates all infused with the drug, will be sold with the purpose to reduce period pains and cramps; we are hoping it can eventually get into Nigeria, I am tired of taking drugs that end in "nol" for the pain and using it alongside hot water bottles.

Would you use marijuana for your menstrual cramps relief? If yes, shop here, if not, why?

Beth Winegarner of has a product review below:

“Relax” tincture:

This stuff is pretty great. Each dropperful contains “about” 3.3 milligrams of THC, along with St. John’s wort, elderberries, cramp bark and raspberry leaf. I’m very sensitive to THC, so I like the fact that the tincture lets you get just a small amount (or more, if you want it). It also tastes much less skunky than some other tinctures I’ve tried. Taken under the tongue, it begins to work within about 20-30 minutes, alleviating cramps and other body pain and leaving you in a more chill state of mind. They also suggest putting it in tea or a “sparkling beverage,” but I didn’t try it that way.

“Savor” sipping chocolate:

Chocolate is one of my best friends (I could probably write a love letter to it like Whoopi’s missive to her “Sippy”), especially when my period is on its way. This raw cacao spread comes in a little pot; it’s quite solid, which makes it challenging to scoop some out for hot cocoa (or just eat it straight with a spoon, because come on). It’s dark and delicious, with that herbal cannabis twang. It’s also potent — I made a mini-serving of cocoa with a small amount of the supposedly high-CBD, low-THC stuff and still felt kinda high. They claim that each four-ounce jar contains four 20 to 25-milligram servings. I think I’d be flat on the floor if I followed that hot chocolate recipe.

“Rub” balm:

Last year a doctor prescribed me Voltaren, a topical anti-inflammatory gel, for tendonitis in my ankle. It provided immediate relief but also made me feel totally stoned for about a day afterward. The doctor told me she’d never heard of such a reaction. Whatever. The Whoopi & Maya balm, which contains cannabis and some of the same herbs as the tincture, is what I wished the Voltaren had been: it provides almost instant pain relief without getting you high. To be fair, I didn’t try it for cramps; I tried it on my ankle, my hands after a long day of typing, a crick in my neck — it worked well for all of them. One caveat: it comes with Whoopi & Maya’s “signature” scent, “amber moon,” which is pleasant but a little on the perfumey side.

“Soak” bath salts:

All 'high on bath salts' jokes aside, this soak doesn’t really get you high, despite containing about 25 milligrams of THC. These soaks come in three scents — unscented, amber moon and lavender — and contain epsom salts, lovely moisturizing oils and, of course, THC. It is hard to say whether it is the epsom salts or the THC that soothed my achy muscles and cramps, but either way, a long bath in the lavender-scented soak was pretty much like floating on a marshmallow cloud while your personal celebrity dreamboat gives you a massage. The oils leave you a bit, well, oily, but they absorb in nicely if you decide not to shower them off. The only way this bath could have been better was if I hadn’t had to constantly keep my tub-loving kitty from trying to drink the water.