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Whoopi Goldberg Writes Ode To 'Sippy,' The Vape Pen That Delivers Her THC Fix

Whoopi Goldberg wrote a column in The Cannabist today on her vape pen(Photo by Mike McGregor/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)
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How much does Whoopi Goldberg love her weed-filled vape pen? So much so that she penned a column on it today for The Denver Post's marijuana blog, The Cannabist. It's titled, "Whoopi Goldberg: My vape pen and I, a love story."

The View co-host will be writing a column for The Cannabist once every two months. In her first column, she writes about how her vape pen has helped her deal with glaucoma-induced headaches that "come on like freight trains." No longer does she need to take a fistful of Advil or never leave her bedroom because of edibles. She now has her vape pen that she's endearingly named "Sippy" because of the "sassy sips" she takes from from "her"—yes, it's a she.

"The high is different, too," Goldberg writes, like a love story. "It feels like a gentle, warm breeze at the beach. It’s like someone undoing a vise grip, very slowly. It’s not overpowering—and I’m certainly not looking for that high high. I’m looking for relief."

Although she makes the post funny and light by writing a love letter to her vape pen, she also makes a serious argument about legalizing marijuana use. She suggests her friends going through chemotherapy to use weed and a vape pen to be discreet.

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Goldberg has been pretty open about her ganja use. TMZ reported that she was stoned before she gave her Oscar Awards speech in 1991 for Best Supporting Actress in Ghost.

"The vape pen has changed my life," she writes. "No, I’m not exaggerating."

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