Snoop Dogg has stunned fans with a surprising announcement that he will stop smoking marijuana. Known for his unabashed love of weed throughout his three-decade career, the West Coast rap legend’s decision has raised questions about his health and motives.
“After much consideration and conversation with my family, I’ve decided to give up smoke. Please respect my privacy at this time.”
While the hip-hop icon has previously claimed to quit smoking back in 2003, he jokingly referred to his “relapse” in a recent interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Snoop Dogg’s revelation has sparked a flurry of reactions from fans and followers who expressed concern for the rapper’s well-being.
Users on social media platforms such as X shared their thoughts, with one user named @Degen_Alfie commenting, “Hope homie is ok,” and another user named @arianaunext stating, “his lungs will be thanking him.” However, some users, like @sIzro3, predicted that Snoop might face withdrawal symptoms, commenting, “Them withdrawals about to be CRAZY.”
No More Cannabis?
Despite his decision to quit smoking marijuana, the rapper/entrepreneur has not publicly disclosed any health issues or personal mental health struggles.
Throughout his career, the rapper has been a prominent advocate for marijuana, often referencing it in his rap lyrics.
Additionally, Snoop is deeply involved in the marijuana business, running a lifestyle media site called Merry Jane and even having his own strain of marijuana called Snoop Dogg OG. However, he has not indicated any plans to shut down these ventures.
According to a report from the American Addiction Centers, marijuana use can lead to various effects such as anxiety, panic, and increased heart rate. Long-term marijuana consumption has also been linked to respiratory difficulties, pregnancy-related risks, severe nausea and vomiting, and potential issues with brain development.
Snoop Dogg, The Businessman
Outside of being known as a frequent marijuana smoker, Snoop Dogg has also been known as a highly marketable rapper for his whole career. Snoop has had endorsements or investments for companies such as BIC, Petco, Skechers, Dr. Bombay Ice Cream, and more.
Jamie Foxx’s Health Scare
While it’s important to note that Snoop’s suspected health problems are unconfirmed, one such example is Jamie Foxx, who was hospitalized in April 2023. Foxx’s health scare led to “cloning” rumors, which he later addressed on his social media platforms.