First of all, Whoopi Goldberg has made no secret whatsoever of the fact that she has been using cannabis some time to help treat her glaucoma. She even wrote a special guest column for The Cannabist a while ago, in which she talked openly about the way in which she has come to rely on her vaporizer pen as an everyday means by which to treat her condition. In “My vape pen and I, a love story”, she states that regular marijuana use has made it possible for her to significantly cut down on the other drugs she had been taking for her glaucoma prior. In addition, she also claims to have long since discovered the optimum amount of marijuana to smoke, in order to significantly ease her symptoms without actually getting her high.
“Her ability to help me live comfortably with glaucoma makes her one of the more important figures in my day to day. 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.” – Whoopi Goldberg