Jan. 3, 2013 at 6:25 PM ET
Forget the birds and the bees. When Snoop Lion’s children grow up, he wants to sit them down and chat about the buds and the buzz.
"It's not that I would ever push weed on our kids," the rapper formerly known as Snoop Dogg said in the January issue of GQ, "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 s--- or overdose or trying some s--- that ain't clean."
"It's from the earth—it's not some man-made s---," he pointed out. "It's actually growing from the ground straight to you, so it's just like eating a vegetable. You know what I'm saying?”
"Cancer and diseases that never had a cure, now all of a sudden you got people taking chemotherapy, and they're also having a toke, and they live longer."
The rapper was arrested nearly one year ago when a drug-sniffing dog discovered marijuana on his tour bus at a border inspection point in Texas. Texas has a zero-tolerance policy.
Authorities on-site discovered several joints and a prescription bottle with a half-ounce of weed in a trash can.
The "Reincarnated" rapper was arrested, issued a citation for misdemeanor drug possession and summarily released.
Snoop changed his name to Snoop Lion in July, explaining that he had had a spiritual awakening while he was traveling through Jamaica.
"I didn't want to be Snoop Dogg on a reggae track. I wanted to bury Snoop Dogg and become Snoop Lion, but I didn't know that until I went to the temple and received the name Snoop Lion from the Nyabinghi priest," he explained at a press conference July 30. "From that moment on, I started to understand why I was there and was able to create something magical in this [Reincarnated] project, something I haven't done before in my career."
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