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Legendary rapper Snoop Dogg, aka “The Dogg Father” or “Snoop D-O Double G” says he is giving up marijuana – or at least, smoking it.
“After much consideration & conversation with my family, I’ve decided to give up smoke,” the rapper, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, told his 82.5 million followers on Instagram.
“Please respect my privacy at this time.”
The news comes as a shock to some and the hip-hop icon has been open about his longtime support and love of weed. He has launched several business ventures related to marijuana, including a pot-focused media company called “Merry Jane,” and a line of cannabis products.
He has also invested in Casa Verde Capital, a venture capital firm that invests in marijuana start-ups.
His love for weed is truly legendary–he even claims to have smoked in The White House with a couple of presidents.
Many say Snoop’s newfound view on weed comes after becoming a grandfather because he wants to see his grandchildren grow old – despite employing a blunt roller, Renegade Piranha, who claims Snoop smokes 150 joints a day. Piranha earns more than $50,000-a-year just to roll them.
Speaking in October, Piranha...