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Snoop Dogg says he moderated his weed consumption and re-evaluated his lifestyle after becoming a grandfather because he wants to see his grandchildren grow old – despite employing a blunt roller who claims he smokes 150 joints a day. 

The veteran rapper’s open appreciation for the drug has extended to numerous business ventures, among them edibles, weed strains and a digital media business devoted to marijuana related news.

But Snoop, 51, the first notable celebrity to market their own line of marijuana products, insists his personal use was scrutinised after eldest child Cordé became a father to son Zion in 2015.

‘Being a grandfather has changed me in multiple ways,’ he told MailOnline. ‘The main 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.

‘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?’

All change: Snoop Dogg says he moderated his weed consumption and re-evaluated his lifestyle after becoming a grandfather because he wants to see his grandchildren grow old

All change: Snoop Dogg says he moderated his weed consumption and re-evaluated his lifestyle after becoming a grandfather because he wants to see his grandchildren grow old 

Cutting down: Snoop insists his personal use was scrutinised after eldest child Cordé became a father following the birth of son Zion in 2015 (L-R: grandson Zion Broadus, son Cordé Broadus, daughter Cori Broadus, Snoop Dogg and wife Shante Broadus)

Cutting down: Snoop insists his personal use was scrutinised after eldest child Cordé became a father following the birth of son Zion in 2015 (L-R: grandson Zion Broadus, son Cordé Broadus, daughter Cori Broadus, Snoop Dogg and wife Shante Broadus)

The rapper is said to smoke up to 150 joints a day, according to his full-time blunt roller, who earns more than $50,000-a-year just to roll them.

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Speaking in October, Renegade Piranha, his personal blunt roller, told Australian radio show The Kyle and Jackie O Show that her boss likes to smoke about half a pound a day of marijuana each day, the equivalent of 75 to 150 joints.

‘I calculate it at over 450,000,’ Piranha said during the interview on the number of blunts she’s rolled for the rap artist.

Snoop is no stranger to weed and revealed in a 2013 Twitter Q&A that he smokes up to 81 blunts per day, consistent with Piranha’s estimate. 

Opening up: Snoop's personal blunt roller Renegade Piranha was hired by the rap artist to roll his doobies and earns $50,000 a year

Opening up: Snoop’s personal blunt roller 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 cannabis is safe to use 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 one joint had as much affect on obstructing a person’s lung airways as smoking 2.5 to 5 tobacco cigarettes.

The same study also found users had decreased lung density.

A 2022 New Zealand study found that using marijuana use can over-inflate the lungs and cause more airflow resistance than use of tobacco.

The CDC also warns that smoking marijuana can cause damage to lung tissues, scarring and harm to small blood vessels.

Risks go further, though. Those who frequently use the drug are at risk of mental health and cognitive problems as well. 

A British study from 2020 found that people who used self-described ‘high potency’ cannabis were more likely to suffer from anxiety, depression and other psychotic issues

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The study also found that cannabis used were more likely to abuse other illicit drugs as well.

A 2021 meta analysis of previous studies found a clear link between use of marijuana in youth and a loss of around two IQ points as a result.

Studies have linked the drug to shrinkage of the hippocampal region of the brain – which puts a person at a significant risk of developing Alzheimer’s and dementia. 

NIAID warns that 9% of people that use marijuana will develop an addition to it.

A person can not overdose on marijuana, though, making rampant abuse of the drug not as dangerous as the use of 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 former relationship with Laurie Holmond. 

But while the arrival of his first grandchild gave him the opportunity to reflect on his lifestyle, it has done little to edit his rapidly developing portfolio of side-projects. 

The rapper’s diverse approach to endorsement has seen him team up with Martha Stewart for a cookbook range and a series of cookbooks shows, while animated cartoons, reality shows, personalised marijuana strains and the esports Gangsta Gaming League have all enriched his coffers while endearing him to a wider public. 

More recently he stunned British TV viewers by starring in an advertising campaign for food delivery service Just Eats. His catchy jingle proved so popular that it even featured during his O2 setlist.  

The rapper is now focused on a new collaboration with online crypto casino Roobet and the launch of their first offering, Hot Box – Snoop’s version of the brand’s fan-favourite game, Crash. 

Exciting: Snoop's first offering with Roobet is Hot Box - his version of the brand's fan-favourite game, Crash

Exciting: Snoop’s first offering with Roobet is Hot Box – his version of the brand’s fan-favourite game, Crash

‘We had a mutual interest in giving back, to help certain people who couldn’t touch as much money as us have an opportunity to,’ he told MailOnline of his involvement. ‘They’re willing to give back to charities and deal with certain things.

‘That attracted me more than working for an organisation to make money for myself. It overwhelmed me when they presented that first and foremost.’ 

He added: ‘I’m the missing piece of the puzzle. The things they do with me will be cutting edge. They’ve already been doing a great job without me, so imagine them with me.

‘They don’t have anyone like me. It’s a unique relationship – I don’t have any competitors in my lane.’

While Crash urges players to cash out before a rocket crashes down to earth, Hot Box dares players to ‘out-smoke’ Snoop Dogg himself – and urges players to cash out before they inevitably fail. 

‘It’s up close and personal,’ he said. ‘It has music, it has my voice in there. I’ll be giving you a piece of me without licensing a piece of me out of there. But actually being a part of the development of the game, from start to finish.’ 

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