There are plenty of strange things that we seem to waste time watching on the Internet. (Hours of cat videos, anyone?) However, it seems the latest trend taking over Periscope is a little far out. Women smoking weed has taken over the live-streaming site.
These attractive tokers have been nicknamed “WeedTubers” because of their ability to gain thousands of followers and fans for broadcasting their smoke sessions.
One of the most successful of these women is a 28-year-old Californian, who uses online moniker, CoralReefer. This blonde beauty does more than just broadcast on Periscope, she also posts photos and videos on Instagram and Youtube.
With 175,000 followers on Instagram, 117,000 YouTube subscribers ad 23,700 Periscope fans, CoralReefer does more than just smoke. One of her recent posts was a tutorial about how to make a bong out of a pumpkin.
Besides just smoking and having a good time, she also answers fans questions about the legilization of marijuana and other political issues. She explains to Refinery29 that like other WeedTubers, she wants to disprove misconceptions about stoners.
“[Women] like Coral say that women in the cannabis industry have more of a voice and agency than ever before, and are taking control of their own images. The fact that they have such huge audiences, she says, signals that women’s roles in the industry are rapidly changing. When she started her channel seven years ago, women “weren’t finding networks of women who looked like us and talked like us,” she says. “I think women are [now] standing up for themselves.”