While some of your favorite Hollywood stars are finding themselves in scandals involving heavy drug use and alcohol abuse, others are defending the positive side of the “drug” that is said to be better than all of the rest of them.
Whoopi Goldberg sat amongst her fellow co-hosts of The View on Monday and ranted about marijuana and the “good parts” of it after catching word of the New York Times’ call on the government to repeal the ban on marijuana.
Goldberg has already expressed her support for marijuana earlier this year in a column she wrote up for the Denver Post.
Here’s an excerpt from the post:
“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.”
Goldberg says that marijuana helps her with aches and pains that she feels as a result of having glaucoma. For her, marijuana is not a hurter but a healer, but guest co-hosts Sunny Hostin and S.E. Cupp could not understand that there could possibly be anything positive about it.
Hostin referred to marijuana as a “gateway drug”, and she compared it to that of cocaine and heroin, saying that society has suggested to our children that it is okay to be disassociated and out of a right frame of mind.
That statement sent Goldberg into frenzy. She then dismissed Hostin’s comparison by saying that cocaine and heroin are drugs that have taken many lives, but marijuana has been known to heal and overall be much better.
She also went on to say that alcohol and tobacco are already legalized and have proven to be far more dangerous that smoking weed.
The group ended the debate with Goldberg offering to take Hostin to a “growing place” so that she could understand where Goldberg was coming from when referring to the positive effects of marijuana.
So many people are misinformed as to how marijuana trumps the harmful drugs that Hollywood is so widely known for taking part in so kudos to Whoopi for taking a positive stand in today’s weed-smoked culture.