Obviously, the last thing you want is for your child to “dab” (so to speak) in marijuana consumption, as recent studies have clearly shown how pot eats away at intelligence among teens. However, for one particularly famous man, his love for the little green plant started when he was about 8 to 9 years old (a critical time of growth and development for kids). Have you ever heard of Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr.? If you have not, you are probably fully aware of Mr. Broadus’ stage name “Snoop Dogg.” Throughout his career, good old Snoop has not only become one of the most celebrated hip-hop and rap icons of his generation but has also become a bonafide symbol of the marijuana community. (He’s even joked about the drug during his cooking career with best friend Martha Stewart.) Let’s take a closer look at the Dogg’s discussion of his early exposure to marijuana.
It Started with a Beagle
In a recent interview with Esquire, Snoop Dogg discusses all elements of his early life, from the origins of his nickname to his adolescent exposure to marijuana. As a child, the rapper adored Snoopy (the famous Beagle companion of Charlie Brown in Charles Schultz’s Peanuts series) and jokes about how he started to look as laid back as the little pup (even wearing the same Joe Cool sunglasses). Eventually, he explains, Snoop’s mother gave him the nickname that would kickstart his career.
Testing the Waters
According to his story, Snoop first experimented with marijuana back in the 1970s, when his uncle had laid out a pile of roaches (partially smoked marijuana cigarettes) and some Schlitz Malt Liquor Bull on the table. Once he sipped the Schlitz, Snoop smoked one of the roaches and was immediately hooked on the little green plant. As he explained, he was only 8 or 9 when this took place.
While we can all agree that marijuana is the last thing your child should be smoking, Snoop appears to have been thrown into this culture, whether he liked it or not.
Seeking Treatment for Marijuana Use Disorder
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