Has Snoop Really Quit Weed?

Liz Filmer
17 Nov 2023

Music Icon Snoop Dogg, who has built much of his public persona around his love of and copious use of weed, has said he is giving up smoking.

The hip-hop star, real name Calvin Broadus, made the surprise announcement on social media.

"After much consideration & conversation with my family, I've decided to give up smoke. Please respect my privacy at this time," he posted to his social accounts on 16/11/23

Snoop did not specify what form of smoking he was stopping or even whether he was serious. The conspiracy theories are already rife, however, with many speculating that the post was more than likely just a marketing stunt for his cannabis company "Leafs By Snoop" while others reacted with disbelief.

"Today isn't April Fool's Day, Snoop," said one user. 

"Snoop without smoke is like earth without water," commented another.

It wasn't just the everyday fans who were taken aback by the announcement. Ro Marley, son of another weed and music icon, reggae legend Bob Marley, commented:

 "No more BBQ at uncle's... the grill is off for the season."

Snoop's cannabis intake has been well-documented in his music and interviews over his decades-long career.

The rapper, 52, first came to the interest of the public eye on Dr Dre's 1992 album The Chronic, whose title itself is, of course, a slang term for high-quality cannabis. 

Over the years, his lyrics have consistently contained multiple references to the habit and his love of the weed lifestyle, and Snoop is known to smoke on stage regularly.

In 2013, in an interview with GQ magazine, Snoop claimed to be smoking 80 cannabis joints a day.

Motivated by the growing legalisation of medicinal and recreational weed in the U.S. in 2015, he founded Leafs By Snoop two years later. The company has its line of cannabis products, and Snoop is a keen figurehead and investor in the legal industry. This is as well as being a staunch advocate for federal legalisation and social justice for those communities that were negatively impacted by the "war on drugs".

For now, we do not know anything more than what Snoop has put out there publicly in his statement; however, Some other fans have come up with different theories, including that he may have quit for health reasons.

"I had a pulmonary embolism last year and had to give up smoking as well," wrote one on Instagram. 

A second comment added: "I quit a few months ago and literally [had] so much clarity since I stopped. Congratulations, unc."

Other fans and industry insiders are speculating that Snoop was not giving up the drug altogether and may merely be moving on from the traditional smoking route to something a little more modern.

"He's moving to edibles, letting his lungs rest a little. Eat up, champ."

Whatever the reason, Snoop will always be a legend regarding weed culture,

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Liz Filmer