In an announcement that surely shocked the world (I know it shocked me), renowned rapper Snoop Dogg has publicly announced his decision to give up smoking marijuana. Known for his affinity for cannabis, Snoop Dogg’s declaration has left fans in disbelief and sparked speculation about his motives.
Snoop Dogg took to Instagram and Twitter to share his decision with his followers. In the post, he wrote, “I’m giving up smoke.” The accompanying image included a longer statement where he mentioned having considered the matter and discussed it with his family. He also requested privacy during this time. Fans, however, were quick to express their skepticism in the comments section, suggesting that this might be a publicity stunt to promote a new line of cannabis edibles. They pointed out that Snoop Dogg’s wording specifically referred to smoking and not other forms of marijuana consumption.
I’m giving up smoke. pic.twitter.com/DDVl9Syixw
— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) November 16, 2023
The Role of Marijuana in Snoop Dogg’s Life
Snoop Dogg’s relationship with marijuana has been well-documented throughout his career. Rumors of him employing a full-time “professional blunt roller” have circulated for years, although the rapper himself denied having such a staff member. However, Renegade Piranha, who claimed to serve that role for Snoop Dogg, revealed staggering numbers regarding the rapper’s marijuana intake. He stated, “On average, I do about half a pound a day, which seems excessive. So that’s roughly like 75 to 150 units per day. I calculate it at over 450,000 blunts.”
Earlier this year, Snoop Dogg mentioned that he had reduced his marijuana consumption since becoming a grandfather. He acknowledged that being a grandfather had brought about changes in his life and made him more conscious of his lifestyle choices. In an interview with The Daily Mail, he expressed his desire to witness his grandkids grow old, which compelled him to take precautionary steps in various aspects of his life, including his association with people, his activities, and his intake.
Reactions from Fans and Speculations
Snoop Dogg’s announcement garnered mixed reactions from his fans. Many found it hard to believe that the rapper would completely give up smoking marijuana, considering his long-standing association with the plant. Some accused him of orchestrating a publicity stunt to promote a new line of cannabis edibles, but who knows? I guess we’ll find out soon enough.