Snoop Dogg, known for his love of marijuana, could be on the brink of a lifestyle change, as he informed fans on Thursday about his decision to quit smoking. Despite his announcement, numerous fans maintained a sense of doubt, speculating whether this proclamation was simply a publicity stunt, possibly linked to an upcoming venture into the edibles business.
“After much consideration and conversation with my family, I’ve decided to give up smoke. Please respect my privacy at this time,” Snoop Dogg posted on Instagram and X.
In replies to Snoop’s post on X, some fans met the news with a dose of skepticism. “Today isn’t April Fools Day, Snoop,” one respondent commented. Another person on X responded that he thought Snoop’s announcement was a smoke screen and that the rapper was just transitioning to edibles to give his lungs a break. They wrote, “He’s moving to edible’s letting his lungs rest a little. Eat up, champ.”
On Instagram, a follower took his message seriously, writing, “I had a pulmonary embolism last year and had to give up smoking as well; so more edibles for Edible Dee it is; but I know how hard this transition is, especially for someone like you. Take all the time you need.” Another poster on Instagram praised Snoop for announcing publicly that he had quit, writing, “The courage, the boldness, the ability to announce that you’re stopping something that made you SO SO SO much money, which created a character that you and all of us are used to, is truly remarkable,” the poster wrote.
They added, “As a sober man, I speak for me and all of us sober people around the world. Welcome to sobriety!” However, the four-time father has children Cordé (28), Cordell (26), and Cori (23) from his 25-year marriage to Shante Broadus. Additionally, he has a son, Julian (25), from a previous relationship with Laurie Holmond. On the other hand, Snoop Dogg is well-acquainted with cannabis, as he disclosed in a 2013 Twitter Q&A that he indulges in up to 81 blunts daily, a quantity in line with the estimate provided by his personal joint roller.
Q: How did Snoop Dogg become associated with marijuana?
Snoop Dogg’s association with marijuana dates back to the early 1990s, when he gained prominence through guest appearances on Dr. Dre’s 1992 album, “The Chronic.” The album’s cover prominently featured a marijuana leaf, symbolizing the connection between Snoop and cannabis.
Q: When did Snoop Dogg release his debut album, and how did it contribute to his fame?
Snoop Dogg released his debut album, “Doggystyle,” in 1993. This album played a pivotal role in making him a household name.
Q: Has Snoop Dogg made any contributions to cannabis culture in popular media?
Yes, Snoop Dogg made a cameo appearance in the 1998 cult-hit film “Half Baked,” which revolves around a group of friends who are avid marijuana enthusiasts. The movie, starring Dave Chappelle, further solidified Snoop’s association with cannabis in popular culture.