Fri 4 Jan 2013
Snoop will probably never be able to separate himself from being synonymous Weed. And, it’s probably safe to say he’s cool with that. His recent transformation to Snoop Lion may still raise some doubt from his naysayers, but one thing is for sure, he’s still the same ol’ G. Just check out his recent excursion with GQ. Over the course of a few days he let writer Drew Magary tag along on his hustle. At one point they even end up at Snoop’s favorite Weed dispensary which turned in a hilarious episode of its own.
Doctor Dina’s “practice” is located just a few minutes away at Alternative Herbal Health Services, a medicinal-pot dispensary that bills itself as one of only four truly legal merchants in all of West Hollywood. As we walk in the door, smiles blossom on the faces of the all-female staff at the mere sight of Snoop. One of them joyfully announces, “Welcome home!” His presence is not unlike the effect of weed itself. The women beam. They hug him. They giggle. They get a literal contact high from touching him. “This is one of my favorite spots,” Snoop tells me. “When my friends wanna come on a little tour of L.A., we must stop by here.”
Snoop sheds light on his feelings toward his kids and Weed…
In Snoop’s Narnia, it’s perfectly acceptable to look forward to teaching your kids how to pick seeds out of your stash or how to roll a blunt. “It’s not that I would ever push weed on our kids,” says Snoop, who has three children, ranging in age from 12 to 18, “but if they wanted to, I would love to show them how, the right way, so that way they won’t get nothing put in their shit or overdose or trying some shit that ain’t clean.”
It doesn’t even seem so crazy—or at least not as crazy as it should seem—when Snoop tells me he’s thinking of reading a book called It’s Just a Plant: A Children’s Story of Marijuana, to the 8- and 9-year-olds on the peewee football team he coaches. “Believe it or not,” he says, “they need to know.” (The book is about a little girl whose parents teach her about the awesomeness of weed. “This is a joint,” her father tells her. “It’s made of marijuana.” It’s a surprisingly long book. If you read it in Marijuana Time, it takes eight years.)