We’re all very familiar with Justin Trudeau‘s views on marijuana. He ran for office with the intention of legalizing and regulating weed nation-wide. While there are conflicting opinions among Canadians on that platform, it’s likely it will be happening in the next four years or so. One person who’s pretty happy about that is Whoopi Goldberg.
Yeah, Whoopi shares a line of marijuana-infused menstrual pain remedies, Whoopi & Maya, with Maya Elisabeth (a creator of medicinal cannabis products). These products are sold in California to medical marijuana patients but Whoopi is eyeing Canada for an expansion.
The products tap into an almost completely ignored market. When Whoopi saw that celebrities (think, Snoop Dogg) were getting into the marijuana business she asked, ‘is there anybody doing anything for menstrual cramps?’ She was given an answer that isn’t all that shocking; apparently period pain is a ‘niche market.’ Yes, a niche market that is essentially half the population. Women are often afraid or ashamed to talk about their menstrual pain and remedies that work are hard to come by so Whoopi took it into her own hands to change that.
She’s really excited about the potential law-changes in Canada and though it will be quite a while before we see any of her products here, she wants to keep the conversation open. She’s especially supportive of Trudeau and his plans, though Canadians are not thrilled about how she expressed that.
‘Your new guy is so smart — young baby Trudeau. He’s so smart at this,’ she said, ‘I just want to make sure that we’re talking to people so that we can bring our product.’ Yes, Whoopi Goldberg just called our 44-year-old Prime Minister a baby. And some Canadians are not too happy about it.
Whoopi Goldberg: “Your new guy is so smart — young baby Trudeau.” TOO MUCH https://t.co/4kfCunTwYv
— Arielle Piat-Sauvé (@arielleps) August 23, 2016
— Granny Mills (@GrannyMills1) August 23, 2016
— Visible Guardian (@PWRGuardian) August 23, 2016
While we get where she’s coming from–he is 20 years younger than her and our second-youngest PM ever–but It’s one thing when we (or the Conservative attack ads) say it and another when an American does. We love him and we love that the world loves him, but he’s still the leader of the country so we have a right to feel protective over his image.
But hey, Trudeau is the coolest PM we’ve had since, well, Trudeau, and it’s pretty great that other countries are taking notice of him. We’re sure Whoopi meant well–she was commenting on his proposed policies, after all–but we’re just not too keen on her wording. Looking forward to an interesting new way to combat period pain though. Hopefully ‘Baby Trudeau’ can help us out on this one.