ALWAYS the glaucoma.
Actress and "The View" talk show host Whoopi Goldberg likes the weed.
She says it isn't about getting high, it's about relieving some pain caused by glaucoma.
The actress and co-host of “The View” has revealed she uses a marijuana vaporizer to help her cope with the pain in her debut column for The Cannabist, The Denver Post’s pot-centric site.
Titled “My vape pen and I, a love story,” the first-person essay explains Goldberg isn’t looking for a high, but relief.
“The vape pen has changed my life. No, I’m not exaggerating. In fact, her name is Sippy. Yes, she’s a she. And yes, I named her Sippy because I take tiny, little sips — sassy sips, even — from her. And with each sip comes relief — from pressure, pain, stress, discomfort,” Goldberg writes.
“These glaucoma-induced headaches come on like freight trains — like, BOOM, my head starts hurting, my eyes start bugging, my whole body starts to tense up. But then I find her, and it relaxes everything and calms everything. It helps my head stop hurting, and with glaucoma your eyes ache, and she takes the ache out. It’s wonderful.”
I completely understand the use of medicinal marijuana. From what I've read about its use, marijuana can help folks ease suffering from all types of conditions.
I just think that its ironic a comedian is using the age-old comedian's excuse for using weed.
I'm not saying glaucoma isn't a terrible condition, I'm just saying I'm not sure if I believe Whoopi.
What do you think?
Is Whoopi using glaucoma as an excuse to carry her little vapor pen around with her whenever?
Or do you feel Whoopi's pain???
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