Whoopi Goldberg Focused On Rebuilding After Hurricane Sandy, Not Legalizing Marijuana

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Whoopi Goldberg doesn’t have time to think about whether New York should follow the lead of Washington and Colorado and legalize marijuana – “The View” co-host just wants to rebuild her New Jersey home after Hurricane Sandy. Reuters

Whoopi Goldberg doesn’t have time to think about whether New York should follow the lead of Washington and Colorado and legalize marijuana – “The View” co-host just wants to rebuild her New Jersey home after Hurricane Sandy.

“I just want to get my s--- rebuilt,” Goldberg, 57, told TMZ as a cameraman approached her about her views on legal marijuana. “I’m not thinking about anything except hurricane relief.”

Hurricane Sandy is the second time in as many years that Goldberg has had to deal with hurricane damage.

“Isn’t that a b----? Can you believe it?” she asked the TMZ cameraman in this video clip.

“The View” co-host and Oscar-winning actress was hit hard by Hurricane Irene in 2011 and sustained damage to her West Orange, N.J., home from Sandy late last month.

Goldberg, real name Caryn Johnson, moved to Llewellyn Park, an exclusive residential community of the New Jersey township, in 2009, the Newark Star-Ledger reported at the time. 

When TMZ caught up with “The View” co-host, Goldberg expressed concern over the cameraman, who said he lives in Hoboken, N.J., and had his apartment flooded and car totaled during Sandy.

“Compared to you, I’m alright,” Goldberg said when told of the cameraman’s situation. “I’m glad you’re safe.”

“I’m alright, Whoopi,” he responded. “Talking to you makes me feel so much better.”

When Goldberg was first approached, she wasn’t in the mood to talk to the cameraman about legalizing marijuana.

“Very good and very good,” she answered when asked how she felt about Washington and Colorado legalizing marijuana through ballot measures in last week’s election.

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