Neil deGrasse Tyson Goes Whoopi Over Medical Marijuana 

Neil deGrasse Tyson Goes Whoopi Over Medical Marijuana 

The technology enthusiasts who read techweeds, and those who like to get high and check out world reknowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, are undoubtedly familiar with the show StarTalk.

Now in its third season, Star Talk is like the needed, geeked out version of Conan OBrien. Instead of the witty political news of the day, deGrasse Tyson walks viewers through the cool, the technolological and in this case the marijuana.
To kick off its third season deGrasse Tyson had Whoopi Goldberg as a guest. Unlike trips to Letterman, Leno and O’Brien, the comedian and entrepreneur wasn’t pushing her latest movie, tv show or comedy tour. Goldberg was on Star Talk to promote her medical marijuana brand, Whoopi and Maya.
Whoopi and Maya is focused on creating medicinal focused marijuana products to help curb the pain and discomfort from a woman’s menstraul cycle (her period). The company gets its name from Goldberg and her business partner, Maya Elisabeth. Elisabeth is the founder of Om Edibles a California based company that’s been producing edibles since 2008.
“Whoopi & Maya has the opportunity to set the Gold Standard for the medical cannabis industry. We have given ourselves a mandate to not only provide a quality therapeutic product, but also to educate the public and support social reform,” Goldberg said in a statement when the company debuted last spring.
Whoopi and Maya introduced their line with four products aimed at providing women monthly relief.
• Raw sipping chocolate infused with either CBD or THC that can be mixed in liquids such as warm milk or eaten as taste dictates
• THC-infused tincture for serious discomfort
• Profoundly relaxing THC-infused bath soak
• Topical rub for localized pain
When she appeared on the show Goldberg said “I’ve been a believer in medicinal marijuana for forty years,” she added “When I was younger, I had horrific menstrual cramps to the point where I had to take really hard drugs to quell the pain,”.
deGrasse Tyson added Dr. Staci Gruber, Director of the Marijuana Investigations for Neuroscientific Discovery (MIND) Program, to the discussion.
You can check out a full recap at Marijuana Times