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Whoopi Goldberg’s In Love With A Pot Pen

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whoopiBy Andrew Scot Bolsinger

Looking ahead to April 20– the unofficial holiday of all things marijuana — actor and talk show host Whoopi Goldberg shifted into journalism to write a column for The Cannabist in celebration of her marijuana vaporizer pen.

Goldberg said her daughter gave her the pen to dispense the drug Goldberg uses to deal with the pain of glaucoma. Goldberg said she loves it so much, she’s named it “Sippy.”

“The vape pen has changed my life. No, I’m not exaggerating,” Goldberg wrote.

But she didn’t stop there, penning at length about her love for her pot pen, according to a story on The Grio.

“I love my Sippy, it’s true,” she wrote.

Goldberg’s outspoken liberal views has made her one of the more popular hosts on “The View,” the daytime talk show she co-hosts with several others including producer Barbara Walters. Goldberg’s new venture as a bloggers expands into a new arena for the multi-faceted star who has won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony in her diverse career.

The Cannabist is a blog on the Denver Post website. Colorado is one of two states – along with Washington – that legalized marijuana use, a topic Goldberg visited on her first blog post.

“As I write my debut column for The Cannabist, talking about this newly legal weed and admiring the states that have had the foresight to legalize medical marijuana, I’m most tempted to extol the virtues of the vape pen,” Goldberg wrote.

Goldberg said she trying smoking joints but didn’t enjoy it. The high changed once she tried the pen, she said.

“I took a sip. It was beautiful. And my pen and I have been together ever since,” she wrote.  Later she continued, “The high is different, too. It feels like a gentle, warm breeze at the beach.”

Goldberg is a resident of New Jersey, which has limited legal marijuana laws for medicinal purposes.

Andrew Scot Bolsinger won more than two dozen press awards during his journalism career. He is a freelance writer, author and operates, which is focused on prison reform. He can reached at