Rapper and hip hop star Snoop Dogg has announced that he will quit smoking marijuana.
The artist, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, made this surprise announcement to his followers on social networks.
He said: “After careful consideration and conversation with my family, I have decided to quit smoking.
“Please respect my privacy at this time.”
Followers were divided on the news, with some in disbelief and joking about it. Snoop Dogg’s sudden sobriety.
Ro Marley, son of iconic reggae singer Bob Marley, said: “No more barbecue at uncle’s…the grill is closed for the season.”
However, some shared horror stories of abuse marijuanaone of them reporting having had a major health problem linked to smoking.
One follower said: “I had a pulmonary embolism last year and had to quit smoking too; so no more edibles for Edible Dee, but I know how hard this transition is, especially for someone like you. Take all the time you need. “.
Throughout his career, Snoop Dogg’s trademark has been smoking marijuana, with many of his business ventures and media appearances dedicated to the drug.
Just five posts before his announcement today, the rapper said he and celebrity chef – and close friend – Martha Stewart had launched a line of “Best Bud Bags” – designer pouches that come with a lighter and a compartment for grass.
This isn’t the first time Snoop Dogg has taken a break in favor of sobriety. He declared in 2002 that he was giving up drugs for good.
But he relapsed soon after, and his attempt at clean living was ridiculed in Adam Sandler’s film 40 First Dates.
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In 2013, speaking to GQ magazine under the name Snoop Lion, the artist said he smoked 80 blunts of cannabis a day.
Snoop Dogg rose to fame after making several appearances in Dr Dre 1992 album The Chronic, which had a marijuana leaf front and center on the cover.
The rapper released his debut album, “Doggystyle,” in 1993. Since then, he has released 19 albums and performed at the Superbowl in 2022.
Frank, the National Drug Advisory Service, notes that excessive marijuana use may increase the risk of lung cancer.
It can also cause long-term anxiety, paranoia, and hallucinations, and increase the chances of developing schizophrenia.