In her debut column for Denver Post's The Cannabist, The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg says she employs a vape pen to curb headaches she suffers from having glaucoma. It's the first time Goldberg has admitted she's been diagnosed with the eye malady.
"The vape pen has changed my life," Goldberg writes. "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.
"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.
"The high is different, too. It feels like a gentle, warm breeze at the beach. It’s like someone undoing a vice grip, very slowly. It’s not overpowering - and I’m certainly not looking for that high high. I’m looking for relief."
Goldberg prefers vape pens that use THC oil cartridges. She tried to smoke a joint but it hurt her lungs, so she graduated to the vape pen. Her favorite oil is Platinum OG.
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