End Of An Era: Snoop Dogg Gives Up His Longtime Bad Habit

A day we never imagined has come: Snoop Dogg has quit smoking weed.

As synonymous with the "Doggy Dogg World" rapper as blonde bangs are with Taylor Swift, marijuana has been a staple throughout Snoop's decades-long career. With Dr. Dre's 1992 album "The Chronic" considered to be Snoop's mainstream breakout (with several songs featuring his rhymes), the CD artwork was a simple, large marijuana leaf (while its cover art paid homage to Zig-Zag rolling papers). Featured prominently in Snoop's own albums (songs like "I Love Weed," "Smoke Weed Everyday," and "Left My Weed"), marijuana is also the foundation of many of Snoop's entrepreneurial efforts, including his lines of edibles and weed strains, Leafs By Snoop and Snazzle Os (which taste like THC-infused Funyuns). In 2015, the hip-hop icon also created his "Merry Jane"  platform, a lifestyle site that curates marijuana-related news for a wide variety of pot enthusiasts.

At one point, the "Drop It Like It's Hot" rapper reportedly had as many as 75-150 joints rolled for him every 24 hours, according to his self-described "personal blunt roller." "On average, I do about half a pound a day, which seems excessive... I calculate it at over 450,000 blunts," Snoop's "PBR" described. The rapper seemingly corroborated this in a 2013 Twitter (now rebranded X) Q&A, revealing at the time that he lit up to 81 blunts a day.

What on this (green) Earth, then, finally persuaded Snoop to quit smoking? 

Snoop Dogg leaves fans in shock over giving up weed

In a shocking X post on November 16, Snoop Dogg announced to fans, "After much consideration with my family, I've decided to give up smoke. Please respect my privacy at this time." The viral post gained support quickly from followers, accruing over 240K likes in three hours. One showed solidarity for the rapper's decision by replying, "Don't worry Snoop, we your disciples will carry on your legacies..... We'll smoke on your behalf........ Stay strong for us." Others, however, remained dubious about Snoop's commitment to this life-altering change. "Today isn't April Fools day Snoop," quipped one such fan.

The "Gin and Juice" rapper might have foreshadowed his quitting Mary Jane earlier this year. In March, Snoop spilled to the Daily Mail that he had already cut down on his marijuana usage since becoming a grandfather (specifically, when his eldest, Cordé, had his baby boy Zion in 2015). "Being a grandfather has changed me in multiple ways," he reflected, emphasizing that he wants to be able to "see my grandkids grow old." "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," the father-of-four explained. With decades of success behind him and, hopefully, many more to spend with his ever-growing family, we wish the newly retired smoker the best of luck!