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Whoopi Goldberg Launches Medical Marijuana Line to Help Relieve Menstrual Cramps

Originally posted 03/30/2016 02:20PM

Whoopi Goldberg is getting into the cannabis business – and with a ladies-first mindset.

The Oscar-winning actress is launching a medical marijuana line geared toward soothing period cramps, she told Vanity Fair. Created in partnership with cannabis company Om Edibles owner Maya Elisabeth, the Maya & Whoopi line will hawk cannabis edibles, topical rubs, liquid extracts and a THC-infused bath soak, some made only with cannabidiol.

Goldberg, an outspoken advocate for marijuana use, said the products are meant to rid discomfort and target those who don't feel comfortable just "smok[ing] a joint."

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2016 Presidential Elections

Whoopi Goldberg Slams Ben Carson for Endorsing Donald Trump: 'You're So Much Better Than This'

Originally posted 03/24/2016 04:25PM

Former presidential candidate Ben Carson was put on the hot seat Thursday when he appeared on The View to explain his endorsement of Donald Trump for president.

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Oscars 2016

Whoopi Goldberg Not Offended After Being Mistaken for Oprah Winfrey at the Oscars: 'People Make Mistakes'

Originally posted 02/29/2016 01:55PM

Whoopi Goldberg is taking the high road after being mistaken for Oprah Winfrey at the Oscars Sunday night.

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Whoopi Goldberg Blasts Idea of Skipping Oscars: 'Boycotts – to Me – Are a Pain in the Butt'

Originally posted 02/28/2016 07:15PM

Whoopi Goldberg didn't hold back when she was asked about the Oscars boycott.

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Academy President Tells Whoopi Goldberg the Organization Is Going 'From Conversation to Actual Action' on Diversity Issues

Originally posted 02/26/2016 09:25PM

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has begun implementing change when it comes to issues of diversity.

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Whoopi Goldberg, Pharrell Williams, The Weeknd Among First Group of Oscar Presenters & Performers

Whoopi Goldberg, Pharrell Williams, The Weeknd Among First Group of Oscar Presenters & Performers

Originally posted 01/28/2016 02:50PM

Amid the growing controversy surrounding this year's Oscar ceremony, the Academy has announced the first group of presenters and performers for the 88th Academy Awards.

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Chris Rock's Rep Says Host Is Not Rewriting Script for Oscars Ceremony, as More Academy Voters Weigh In on Controversy

Chris Rock's Rep Says Host Is Not Rewriting Script for Oscars Ceremony, as More Academy Voters Weigh In on Controversy

Originally posted 01/25/2016 02:55PM

Chris Rock isn't quite done preparing for the Oscars – but not because he's writing a new script.

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Whoopi Goldberg on Oscar Diversity Controversy: 'We Have This Conversation Every Year and It Pisses Me Off'

Whoopi Goldberg on Oscar Diversity Controversy: 'We Have This Conversation Every Year and It Pisses Me Off'

Originally posted 01/19/2016 02:00PM

As the diversity controversy surrounding this year's Oscar nominations continues, Whoopi Goldberg is speaking out about the roadblocks minorities face in the film industry – and pledges to keep talking.

Goldberg, an Oscar winner herself, said on The View Tuesday that people should get fired up about the absence of non-white actors in film all year long, rather than just when they're ignored on the awards circuit.

"Why is this a conversation that we only have once a year," she asked her co-hosts. "Every year we get all fired up and the rest of the year nobody says anything."

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