On Tuesday, comedian and The View host Whoopi Goldberg, in partnership with marijuana edible maker Maya Elisabeth, announced her official “Whoopi & Maya” line targeting menstruation pain.

Every month, about half of women complain about their periods. It’s not just the cycle itself that throws women into misery; it’s the abdominal pain, bloating, and moodiness that accompany the monthly visit. Ibuprofen and other anti-inflammatory drugs only provide temporary relief for sharp, achy abdominal pains. But medical marijuana may be the perfect remedy.

“For me, I feel like if you don’t want to get high high, this is a product specifically just to get rid of discomfort,” Whoopi told Vanity Fair. “Smoking a joint is fine, but most people can’t smoke a joint and go to work.”

The company's first four products, available in April, include “raw sipping chocolate” infused with cannabidiol (CBD) or tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a tincture (liquid extract) for “serious discomfort,” a THC-infused bath soak, and a topical rub for localized pain.

THC and CBD can relax muscles and may help with menstrual cramps, which are caused by the contraction of the uterus muscles. The compounds could also act on the nerve endings of the uterus, cervix, and ovaries to block pain.

Goldberg explains the products are so small they can fit in a purse. “You can put the rub on your lower stomach and lower back at work, and then when you get home you can get in the tub for a soak or make tea, and it allows you to continue to work throughout the day.”

The Whoopi & Maya launch comes shortly after Floria's release of the pot-infused vaginal suppository called “Foria Relief” in late January. The tampon-sized vaginal suppository is blended with a 6 to 1 ratio of THC oil concentrate and CBD isolate, respectively. According to the company, THC works by targeting the nerves to block out pain, while CBD acts as an anti-inflammatory and an antispasmodic by treating muscle spasms from menstruation and ovulation.

This has raised some eyebrows in the scientific community with nay-sayers warning about its lack of proven efficacy.

“I see no evidence in the medical literature that supports that use” of marijuana for menstrual cramps, Dr. Ranit Mishori told Live Science. He admits although there are barriers to studying marijuana in the United States, “the alternative isn’t to recommend a treatment in the absence of evidence.”

However, marijuana has a long history of use as a natural aid in women's health. A 1928 paper from Pharmacotherapuetics, Materia Medica and Drug Action, found cannabis has the ability to act “favorably upon the uterine musculature” and can even be used to counteract “painful menstrual cramps.” The authors also note cannabis can help ease labor pains for women.

Although companies like Whoopi & Maya and Foria market marijuana as a “natural alternative” for menstrual cramps, it’s still a drug that could potentially have dangerous side effects. Federally, it’s a Schedule I substance which means getting approval to test it on humans is no small feat. And the jury’s still out on whether it’s safe to use with other medications, including painkillers.

Goldberg, who also struggles with glaucoma, is a strong advocate for the medicinal use of marijuana. She openly wrote as part of her column in The Cannabist that marijuana has provided her with therapeutic relief when it comes to splitting headaches. Goldberg now hopes it can help women who suffer from painful periods.

“I have grown granddaughters who have severe cramps, so I said this is what I want to work on,” she said.

Whoopi & Maya will be available only in California. Sorry ladies.