Even one of the most well-known cannabis smokers and advocates knows when to step back to reevaluate his consumption habits.
In this case, it’s Snoop Dogg, rapper and longtime cannabis enthusiast. Snoop spent the early days of his career throughout the ‘90s sharing music that celebrated cannabis use, long before recreational legalization was on the lips of legislatures. In recent years, the rapper has entered the cannabis industry, boasting his own brand of products alongside a number of additional cannabis ventures and collaborations.
However, the longtime cannabis advocate is reevaluating his cannabis consumption and lifestyle now, centering moderation, that he’s a grandfather, according to the Daily Mail. The 51-year-old old told the publication that things have changed in the past few years. Namely, his eldest child, Cordé, welcomed his son, Zion, to the world in 2015.
“Being a grandfather has changed me in multiple ways,” Snoop said. “The main way is being concerned with how I live, how I move, the kind of people I’m associated with, because I want to see my grandkids grow old.”
Fans need not fret—it doesn’t seem that Snoop is ready to fully give up cannabis. Rather, he spoke about being more intentional with his consumption and the decisions that surround it.
“The only way I can do that is to take precautionary steps as far as how I move, who I hang out with, where I go out, my intake, what am I intaking? Am I doing extra-curricular or am I just doing what I’m supposed to be doing?” Snoop posed.
Even in the past year, Snoop has stayed busy within the cannabis industry. In late 2022, he launched a collaboration with TSUMo Snacks: an onion-flavored savory snack called Uncle Snoop’s Snazzle O’s, complete with his smiling face on the top of each package. After his initial cannabis brand Leafs By Snoop ceased operation for a number of years, Snoop also unveiled Death Row Cannabis at the end of 2022, named for the Death Row Records music label founded in 1991.
While he’s still staying busy in the industry, those with their finger on the pulse may have already noticed Snoop switching gears in regard to his consumption habits.
One instance was last summer’s MTV Movie & TV Awards. While he famously lit up on the red carpet during the 2021 show, and was caught by photographers several months prior lighting up a joint before his performance at Super Bowl LVI, he strolled the red carpet for the 2022 event without a joint in hand.
When ET’s Lauren Zima asked whether or not he planned to light up, Snoop replied, “No, I ain’t smoking tonight. I’m trying to abide by the law.” The awards are hosted in California, where adult-use cannabis is legal but smoking in public and at private venues can still leave individuals at risk for fines. Ahead of the ceremony, Snoop told ET, “I’ve changed my ways. I’ve become better.”
Even though he’s behind the iconic jam, “Gin and Juice,” Snoop also adjusted his lifestyle and substance use back in 2006, when he stopped drinking alcohol at clubs after suspecting that someone slipped a sedative into one of his drinks.
“I used to drink alcohol as a fashion statement. If you in the club, they bringing you bottles, bringing you drinks. And you’re just drinking because you’re drinking. I don’t do that anymore. I drink water or cranberry juice,” he told The Associated Press in 2013. “I’m not cheap. I just don’t want to do this to my body anymore. I want to survive.”
Over the years, there’s also been plenty of conversation surrounding the amount of blunts Snoop smokes each day. It’s no secret that Snoop staffs a personal full-time blunt roller, Renegade Piranha, though he recently refuted her claims to an Australian radio show that he smoked between “75 to 150” blunt each day. Piranha also said she’d rolled more than 450,000 blunts for Snoop during her time in the role.
In November 2022, he cleared the air on Instagram.
“Fuck I’m gonna smoke all that weed in one day. What am I, a fuckin’ machine?” he wrote on Instagram, complete with a picture of less than 10 roaches, which he said is a better representation of his true daily cannabis consumption.
This is contrary to his claim in 2012 on Reddit, namely that he smoked 81 blunts a day, seven days a week. Of course, a lot can change in 11 years.