Snoop Dogg freely admits smoking pot, saying that it’s for medicinal purposes and that it’s perfectly legal in the state of California where he lives. He told the ladies on The View last year that he has a license to smoke pot and a medical condition that makes it necessary, but he didn’t specify which medical condition he’s alleviating by getting high.
On his live stream broadcast on UStream, posted to his Twitter, Dogg has several saved videos in which he’s smoking joints and talking about it. In one video posted on TMZ, he rolls what looks like a joint and smoked it on camera with a young friend, looking at the webcam, singing along to some reggae music and laughing. In other clipped videos on his UStream he makes more direct references to smoking pot and tells people to join him. In the one shown above called “Wake ‘n Bake” he says “If you got some chronic now’s the time to blaze that sh*t up. Obama smoked too. Make sure you’re wakin’ and bakin’. Stay Smoking.” In the videos there’s technically no way to tell that he’s smoking pot, and it could be a hand-rolled cigarette. It’s pretty obvious what it is, and he’s admitting it, but don’t cops usually say that they can’t prosecute based on videos as there’s no way to verify that people are using drugs? That’s how Kate Moss got off for that cocaine video.
Dogg has been arrested multiple times for drug possession among other reasons, so it doesn’t seem like the wisest idea to smoke a fattie and broadcast it on the Internet. TMI is in style with the celebrity crowd, though, and now that they’re all on Twitter broadcasting their mundane doings to the world they may as well let us see it too. Pot use is not a big deal to Snoop’s fans, and he sings about it in his songs, but it’s a different thing to tape it and recommend that other people smoke up. What are his TV show producers and their sponsors going to say about it? You can bet he’ll be getting some phone calls about it after TMZ’s story.