Whoopi Goldberg is officially a columnist over at The Cannabist. For her debut column she invites us in for a peek at the fairytale love story that is the relationship between her and her vape pen, aptly named “Sippy.” She candidly explains how she quit smoking cigarettes two years ago and tried switching to joints, but failed to enjoy it. Her daughter originally came up with the idea of having her try a vaporizer for the first time, but she was turned off by the size and complexity of it. Eventually her daughter came back with a vape pen, and that’s when she fell in love. Below are some great excerpts from the column, you can also check out the whole piece here.
“Maybe two years ago once I stopped smoking cigarettes, I really tried to smoke a joint. I had to “really try” because I was having a hard time with it. Suddenly I had virginal lungs, and I was feeling quite annoyed about it all.”
“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.”
“When I show her to a friend, the reaction 99 percent of the time is: “Holy shit, where did you get this and how can I get me one?” They’re seriously that blown away by my vape pen. And they should be. She’s that amazing.”
“What kind of kush is in my vape pen at the moment? The indica-dominant Platinum OG, of course.”
“And when those friends try my Sippy for the first time and ask me where they can get one for themselves, I tell them, “It’s not legal here. But if you’re going west, this is what you want.” And some of them do go west where they pick up a Sippy of their own. And for this I couldn’t be happier, because it‘s important for people to know that there are alternatives out there to pain management, and this one is particularly magical.”