Whoopi Goldberg is adding another media gig on top of hosting "The View" on ABC: marijuana columnist for the Denver Post pot section.
"As I write my debut column for The Cannabist, talking about this newly legal weed and admiring the states that have had the foresight to legalize medical marijuana, I’m most tempted to extol the virtues of the vape pen." She calls her vapor device "Sippy."
She says it fixes her headaches from glaucoma: "It helps my head stop hurting, and with glaucoma your eyes ache, and she takes the ache out. It’s wonderful. The high is different, too. It feels like a gentle, warm breeze at the beach. It’s like someone undoing a vise grip, very slowly. It’s not overpowering — and I’m certainly not looking for that high high. I’m looking for relief."
She added: "I love my Sippy, it’s true. And now there are so many different kinds of vape pens — some with coils, some you have to clean out, some you don’t have to clean. I like the simple pens with cartridges of THC oil because, if you’re not a smoker or you can’t inhale deeply, it’s a wonderful way of ingesting cannabis."
Whoopi even played pot connoisseur: "What kind of kush is in my vape pen at the moment? The indica-dominant Platinum OG, of course."