Snoop Dogg says he moderated his weed use and re-evaluated his lifestyle after becoming a grandfather because he wants to see his grandchildren grow old – although he uses a blunt roller who claims he smokes 150 joints a day.
The veteran rapper’s outspoken appreciation for the drug has extended to numerous business ventures, including edibles, cannabis strains and a digital media company dedicated to marijuana news.
But Snoop (51), the first notable celebrity to market his own line of marijuana products, maintains his personal use came under scrutiny after eldest child Cordé became a father to son Zion in 2015.
“Being a grandfather has changed me in so many ways,” he told MailOnline. “The most important way is to think about how I live, how I move, which people I hang out with because I want to see my grandchildren grow old.
“The only way I can do that is by taking precautions about how I move, who I hang out with, where I go out, what I eat, what I take?
“Do I do extracurricular activities or do I just do what I have to do?”
Everything changes: Snoop Dogg says he cut back on marijuana use and re-evaluated his lifestyle after becoming a grandfather because he wants to see his grandchildren grow old
Cut: Snoop maintains his personal use came under scrutiny after eldest child Cordé became a father following the birth of son Zion in 2015 (left to right: grandson Zion Broadus, son Cordé Broadus, daughter Cori Broadus, Snoop Dogg and Mrs. Shante Broadus)
According to his full-time stomper, Renegade Piranha, who makes over $50,000 a year, the rapper smokes up to 150 joints a day.
In October, Piranha told The Kyle and Jackie O Show in Australia that her boss happily smokes about half a pound of marijuana a day, the equivalent of 75 to 150 joints.
“I reckon more than 450,000,” Piranha said during the interview about the number of logs she threw at the rap artist.
Snoop is no stranger to weed, revealing in a 2013 Twitter Q&A that he smokes up to 81 joints a day, according to Piranha’s estimate.
Opening: Snoop’s personal stomper Renegade Piranha was hired by the rap artist to roll his Doobies and earns $50,000 a year
Effects of smoking 150 joints a day
Many believe that using marijuana is safe because you can’t overdose on it, but smoking just one joint – let alone 150 – can lead to significant health problems.
A 2007 study found that smoking a joint had the same effect on a person’s airway congestion as smoking 2.5 to 5 tobacco cigarettes.
The same study also found that users had reduced lung congestion.
A 2022 study in New Zealand found that marijuana use can hyperinflate the lungs and cause greater airflow resistance than tobacco use.
The CDC also warns that smoking marijuana can cause lung tissue damage, scarring, and damage to small blood vessels.
However, the risks persist. Those who use the drug regularly are also at risk for mental and cognitive problems.
A 2020 British study found that people who used self-described “strong” marijuana were more likely to suffer from anxiety, depression and other psychotic problems.
The study also found that using marijuana increases the likelihood that people will also abuse other illegal drugs.
A 2021 meta-analysis of previous studies found a clear link between childhood marijuana use and a resulting loss of about two IQ points.
Studies have linked the drug to shrinking of the brain’s hippocampus region, putting a person at significant risk of developing Alzheimer’s and dementia.
NIAID warns that 9% of people who use marijuana will develop an addiction to it.
However, a person cannot overdose on marijuana, which makes abusing the drug less dangerous than using others.
The father of four is a parent to Cordé (28), Cordell (26) and Cori (23) from his 25-year marriage to Shante Broadus and son Julian (25), from a previous relationship with Laurie Holmond.
But while the arrival of his first grandson gave him a chance to reflect on his lifestyle, it did little to alter his burgeoning portfolio of side projects.
Snoop’s diverse approach to endorsements has seen him team up with Martha Stewart for a cookbook series and a slew of partner programs, while cartoons, reality shows, personalized weed strains and the Esports Gangsta Gaming League racked up his $150 million coffers when he made it popular with a wider audience.
More recently, he wowed British television viewers by starring in an ad campaign for delivery service Just Eats. His catchy jingle was so popular it was even included on his O2 set list.
The rapper is now focused on a new partnership with online crypto casino Roobet and the launch of their first offering, Hot Box – Snoop’s version of the brand’s favorite game, Crash.
Hauptmann: Snoop celebrated his new partnership with online gaming brand Roobet at a launch party in Berlin on Wednesday, where he spoke to MailOnline
Exciting: Snoop’s first offering with Roobet is Hot Box – his version of the brand’s favorite game, Crash
“We had a mutual interest in giving back, helping certain people who couldn’t get as much money as us, and having the opportunity to do that,” he told MailOnline of his involvement. “They are willing to give back to charities and get things done.
“It appealed to me more than working for an organization to earn my own money. It blew me away when they even offered it.”
He added: “I am the missing piece of the puzzle. The things they do to me will be groundbreaking. They’ve done well without me, so imagine if they were with me.
“You don’t have someone like me. It’s a unique relationship – I have no competitors in my work.”
While Crash urges players to cash out before a rocket crashes to Earth, Hot Box challenges players to “outwit” Snoop Dogg himself – urging players to cash out before they inevitably fail.
“It’s up close and personal,” he said. “It has music in it, it has my voice in it. I will give you a piece of me without leaving a piece of me. But to actually be part of the development of the game, from start to finish.”
Source: Daily Mail
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