Whoopi Goldberg Pens Pro-Marijuana Column

Whoopi Goldberg's new pro-weed column premiered on The Denver Post's marijuana website. In it, Goldberg discusses her love for her pot vaporizer.
Posted at 5:33 PM, Apr 17, 2014

Whoopi Goldberg: comedian, actress ... weed columnist? The celebrity has reportedly landed a new writing gig for a pro-marijuana website.

Goldberg's column premiered Thursday on The Cannabist, The Denver Post's website covering legalized marijuana in Colorado, and so far it's gotten pretty favorable reactions.

A writer for Bustle calls the piece, titled "My vape pen and I, a love story," "both hilarious and informative." 

The column features lines like: "The vape pen has changed my life. No, I'm not exaggerating. In fact, her name is Sippy. ... And yes, I named her Sippy because I take tiny, little sips — sassy sips.​ ... And with each sip comes relief — from pressure, pain, stress, discomfort." (Via The Denver Post)

Goldberg's appreciation of pot has never been a secret — she's even admitted she was high during her 1990 Oscar speech after winning the best supporting actress award for "Ghost." (Via Bravo / "Watch What Happens Live")

GOLDBERG: "I learned a great lesson, though. Never smoke pot before there's possibility of having to talk to a hundred million people." ​(Via TMZ)

And then there was that one time on her talk show "The View" where she appeared ... out of it.

GOLDBERG: "And welcome to ... welcome ... "

SHERRI SHEPHERD: "Are you feeling all right, Whoopi?"

GOLDBERG: "I don't know what you mean." (Via ABC / "The View")

According to a press release, an editor for The Cannabist got the idea for the column after appearing on "The View." He says he admired Goldberg's "curiosity and desire to discuss the issues surrounding America's ever-changing marijuana laws." (Via Digital First Media)

In the column, Goldberg says her marijuana use is medicinal due to her glaucoma. She adds, "It's important for people to know that there are alternatives out there to pain management, and this one is particularly magical." (Via The Cannabist)

Goldberg's column will appear every two months on The Cannabist's website.