Maya Elisabeth and Whoopi Goldberg in 2016
Founded in 2016, the celebrity marijuana company Whoopi & Maya has closed its doors. The company has stopped selling, manufacturing and marketing its products that were geared to women due to a split between the principles, co-founder and board member Rick Cusick tells CelebStoner.
“The company is ceasing operations immediately,” he says. “It’s with deep regret that we can no longer provide services to patients.”
A rift had developed between Whoopi Goldberg and Maya Elisabeth that was irreconcilable. When this happened several months ago, Cusick and others tried to resolve the problem and thought they had reached an agreement. But on Friday, January 31, Goldberg submitted her resignation to the board. The divorce was final.
Rick Cusick: “The company is ceasing operations immediately. It’s with deep regret that we can no longer provide services to patients.”
One of the first celebrity cannabis brands, Whoopi & Maya created a niche for women to deal with menstrual discomfort. The company’s four products – Soak, Relax, Rub and Savor – were created for patients the same year adult use was passed in California. Whoopi & Maya products were available in California and Colorado.
Published: February 03, 2020
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