EntertainmentCelebrities Whoopi Goldberg to launch Whoopi & Maya medical marijuana brand Whoopi Goldberg is founding a medical-marijuana company. Here, Goldberg attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. Photo Credit: Getty Images/ Kevork Djansezian By Frank Lovece Special to Newsday Updated April 1, 2016 7:45 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email Oscar-winner Whoopi Goldberg is joining the ranks of celebrities founding medical-marijuana companies, Newsday contributor Frank Lovece reports. The actress and co-host of “The View” told USA Today on Thursday that products from the Whoopi & Maya brand will be available within weeks in at least five California dispensaries. “I want to go nice and slow with this,” Goldberg, 60, told USA Today. “I don’t want this to be a joke to people. It’s not a joke to women.” recommended reading Amy Schumer poses topless in 2016 Pirelli calendar Company co-founder Maya Elisabeth helped found Om Edibles, a California edible-marijuana products cooperative. “This is a nice quiet way that I can be part of this,” Goldberg said. “It had to help people if I were going to be involved.” By Frank Lovece Special to Newsday Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.