World famous musician Jimmy Buffett bypassed Margaritaville Saturday and came to Pensacola for 4/20, where he celebrated the launch of Coral Reefer, the brand of medical marijuana he helped develop alongside Surterra Wellness. 

Surterra opened a Pensacola dispensary in 2017. The local wellness center officially began selling Coral Reefer cannabis products Friday from its store on 5046 Bayou Blvd. Those products include tropical influenced CBD and THC-based vaporizer formulations, vape pens and hats, T-shirts and other branded merchandise. 

“It never dawned on me that Coral Reefer would be anything other than a cool name for a tropical band born out of the Key West lifestyle in the mid 70s,” Buffett said in a press release issued by Surterra late last week. “But life is supposed to be about having fun and staying healthy enough to enjoy it. I think Coral Reefer will help a lot of folks do that.”

The name of the brand shares the name of Buffett’s band, and that’s not his only form of influence over the Coral Reefer product, according to Surterra President of New Ventures Mary Rachide. 

“He’s had this idea to create a medical cannabis line for some time,” Rachide said. “He was really searching for the right partner.”

The cannabis terpene profiles in Coral Reefer give the product a tropical flavor and experience, Rachide said. 

“This brand was developed with effects in mind first,” she said. “We thought about what we wanted the patients to feel when they were using the product. Be it mild relaxation, be it fast-acting relief from acute pain, and we married that up through the terpene profiles.” 

What Coral Reefer cannabis products are available in Pensacola?

Coral Reefer Vaporizer Formulations

  • Seas the Day is a CBD-dominant blend that offers a gentle calming effect to help you breathe in, breathe out, and move on from the tension of your day.
  • Cabana Daydreamin’ is a fresh evening breeze that delivers a balanced blend of CBD and THC for full body relaxation.
  • Stories We Could Tell is a relaxing THC-rich blend to help you manage pain without drowsiness so you can be present with friends and family.
  • Surfin’ in a Hurricane is a THC-only formula that can help manage acute pain.

Vaporizer Devices

  • Disposable: The disposable vaporizer pens offer a slim profile and subtle wood grain design.
  • TideRider Reusable Battery: The TideRider is a uniquely designed rechargeable vaporizer pen that features easy-to-use variable temperature control, preheat function, ceramic coil technology, and a sleek surfboard style. It’s available in three colors.

Jake Newby can be reached at jnewby@pnj.com or 850-435-8538.

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