Whoopi Goldberg speaks during the 15th annual official Star Trek convention at the Rio Hotel & Casino on Aug. 4, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)"It's going to take a minute," Goldberg said Monday in an interview, noting that making the products available north of the border will require overcoming a number of regulatory hurdles.
Goldberg said she was propelled into action when she heard that other celebrities, including Snoop Dogg and Willie Nelson, were entering the cannabis business. "I said, 'Is there anybody doing anything for menstrual cramps?'" she recalled. "And everyone laughed and said, 'No, it's a niche market, no one is going to do that.' And I said, 'But the niche market covers half the population.'"
“I said, 'Is there anybody doing anything for menstrual cramps?'”
— Whoopi Goldberg
Goldberg: Women asking 'Why can't we get it here?'The actor, well known for her role in the 1992 film "Sister Act," said the product line has been a hit since its launch in April, including with women from outside California who have sampled it while visiting. "Women who have used the products have lost their minds and said, 'Why can't we get it here?'" said Goldberg. Her message to those women is that she's working on it but it's going to take some time given the legal complexities surrounding marijuana. In Canada, for example, only a handful of licensed producers are permitted to sell medical marijuana to patients, although the federal government has said it plans to introduce legislation to legalize the drug for recreational use next spring.
Goldberg said she wants to get the ball rolling ahead of that. "Your new guy is so smart — young baby Trudeau," Goldberg said. "He's so smart at this. I just want to make sure that we're talking to people so that we can bring our product." But it's too soon to say when or even if the products may be available in Canada. "We're just getting our toenails wet." Follow @alexposadzki on Twitter.
“Your new guy is so smart — young baby Trudeau.”
— Whoopi Goldberg
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