In brief: 5 things you did not know about Coral Reefer


In my Herbwise marijuana column in this week's Guardian, I wrote about my epic meeting with a one Coral Reefer, 23-year old Twitter queen and self-styled cannabis activist (whose infamous shots of herself smoking a bejeweled bong in the nude may or may not have contributed to her popularity). When the deadline smoke had cleared, however, much remained to be said about this living, thriving Reefer. Below, some dense nuggets of well-crystalled wisdom about the smoking savant.


1. She was born in the Virgin Islands, but her parents fled when Hurricane Hugo hit. She has never owned a passport.

2. She decided to create her own website when she realized TwitPic technically owned all the photos she was posting on Twitter. 

3. She was on "Weed Wars" episode No. 2 (briefly -- she's the bleached blonde in the denim shorts with her back to the camera @42:00. Watch the show all the way through though, mainstream media portrayal of Oakland's Harborside Health Center, really interesting stuff)

4. She embellished her Hello Kitty bong herself, but now think it is evil: “I loved that bong, but it was just so fickle.”

5. Her grandmother, Mrs. China, was well known for her weed brownies, and raised cannabis herself: “I have a picture of her with the leaf of the plant that she grew. Finding out about my family history just made this seem right.”

Check out the Stoney Sunday webcasts, Reefer's personal site, or her current events hub News Nug


Posted by H. Monk-Brown CI on Jan. 11, 2012 @ 5:32 pm

I like her

Posted by Guest on Jan. 11, 2012 @ 5:09 pm

I started following Coral about 6 months ago and am always impressed by her knowledge and passion. She has inspired many in pursuing a healthy lifestyle and I am very thankful for everything she does.

Posted by Guest on Jan. 11, 2012 @ 4:45 pm

A stoner chick who can't get a better job than a waitress is your heroine?

Posted by Guest on Jan. 11, 2012 @ 4:53 pm

did you ever think that some people actually like waitressing? what's your job - being a douchebag?

Posted by StonerGuest on Jan. 11, 2012 @ 6:28 pm

I learned 2 new things! You should have mentioned the leaf tattoos that show below those demon shorts. Coral rocks and is a blessing to so many.

Posted by Guest on Jan. 11, 2012 @ 4:01 pm

5 more things than I wanted to know.

Posted by Chromefields on Jan. 11, 2012 @ 12:51 pm

That's pretty special.

Must be a slow news week for the Guardian.

Posted by Guest on Jan. 11, 2012 @ 1:09 pm

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