Whoopi Goldberg & Her Vape Pen: A Love Story
Legendary actress, comedian, talk show host and activist Whoopi Goldberg certainly isn’t afraid to speak up for the things she believes in. (If you watch “The View,” then you know this all too well.)
Well, these days, one of Goldberg’s many passions is talking about her beloved vape pen, which she uses to treat her chronic glaucoma.
Vape pens, or vaporizers, look and function much like an electronic cigarette except that they allow the user to insert their own dried herbs or oil or wax concentrates. Through a slow heating process, the device produces clean vapor full of cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids—without the toxic irritants of smoking.
Goldberg writes in The Cannabist that she was skeptical when her daughter showed her a vaporizer for the first time, recalling that it looked entirely too complicated to use. But trying the vape pen was all she needed to get hooked.
“I took a sip. It was beautiful. And my pen and I have been together ever since,” Goldberg writes. “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.”
Now, after experiencing the benefits of ingesting cannabis through vape pens for herself, Goldberg is telling her story in the hopes that others might find relief through this powerful technique.
Benefits of Vape Pens for Cannabis Use
In addition to being smoke-free, the benefits of using a vape pen as an alternative method of directly ingesting cannabis oil also include:
- Because concentrated cannabis oil is so potent, a little goes a long way. Vape pens also allow the user greater control over dosage.
- Vape pens offer portability and ease-of-use. There are numerous charging options that allow users to re-power their device via their computer, car and wall outlet.
- Since vape pens don’t look like traditional smoking devices and produce only small wisps of vapor rather than secondhand-smoke, it is easier for people to use them almost anywhere without being noticed or bothered.
To learn more about this topic, check out our article “Vape Pens: Changing the Face of Medical Cannabis Use” in our Knowledge Center.