Snoop Dogg's Plan to Smoke Pot With His Kids Isn't as Nutty as It Sounds

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snoopNothing about Snoop Dogg suggests he'd be a conventional, suburban parent, but his latest confession is shocking to say the least. The rapper, who recently changed his name to Snoop Lion, says that he "would love" to teach his kids how to smoke weed. Not ride a bike, not about the birds and the bees, but how to smoke weed!

My initial reaction: "That's ridiculous! That's crazy!" I thought. But after really listening to his reasons why, I think Snoop may actually have a legitimate point. I'm serious!

"It's not that I would ever push weed on our kids," he told the January issue of GQ magazine. "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 sh-t or overdose or trying some sh-t that ain't clean."

Doubt I would sign on for such a liberal pot policy in my house, but I can't deny the merits of his argument. He wants to make sure they know what they are doing and not get duped by a laced joint, which happens to many unsuspecting kids, I am sure. Hate to admit it, but Snoop actually makes some sense. Fact of the matter is, kids who want to smoke pot will find a way to smoke pot. I suppose parental guidance is better than worrying about them indulging in the (illegal) act unchecked.

As a teen, I knew kids whose parents introduced them to alcohol with the idea that it takes away the mystery and excitement of sneaking around and drinking with their friends. They even preferred their kids to drink at their house rather than risk drinking and driving. I wonder if being more open with our kids about drugs and alcohol could help keep them out of danger? It's a question worth considering. That said, not sure I could ever be that progressive. I'll leave that experiment to Snoop and see how his kids turn out.

What do you think of Snoop's plan to teach his kids how to smoke pot?

 

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LeeshaE LeeshaE

Snoop makes a valid point but like with any parenting tactic you have do what's best for a child individually. My father was a parent who let us drink as teens and even allowed ourfriends to drink. The end result for me it was helpful in learning my limit and learning how to handle alcohol but I was a child who required little rearing, my brother on the other hand would have benefited more with stricter rules he's now 25 and struggles with alcohol and drugs. Please heed this warning that each child is an individual and what might work for one may not work for the other.

nonmember avatar marie

I don't think this is bad at all. Weed is not as bad as everyone wants you to think. I believe most people who are against it have never done it. I would rather my kids smoke pot than drink. I have done both, pot has never made me want to try another drug. I don't get blacked out, go into a rage or kill someone. I sit on my butt, watch tv, eat and laugh so hard I cry. SO DANGEROUS. I don't prefer my kids do either but people act way better on plain weed than alcohol or any other drug.

zandh... zandhmom2

Using that logic, I guess I should have sex with my son...you know, to teach him the right ways to do it and make sure that he learns to have safe sex and all.  God, people are freakin dumb!

Anony... AnonyMOUSE715

lmfaoooo zandhmom no. that was the stupidest most ignorant comment ever. my parents let me smoke pot with them bc i wasgoing to do it either way. sex is not pot. idiot.

Anony... AnonyMOUSE715

lmfaoooo zandhmom no. that was the stupidest most ignorant comment ever. my parents let me smoke pot with them bc i wasgoing to do it either way. sex is not pot. idiot.

nonmember avatar zach

Ha! zandhmom, smoking pot and having sex are just a leeeetle bit different. What a dumb comment!

dirti... dirtiekittie

hey, to each his own. they're not YOUR kids, and he's not abusing them or mistreating them. my mom actually had the same policy for me growing up - if i was going to have it, she'd at least know it wasn't some crazy stuff off the street from some stranger i didn't know. and no, i didn't turn into a raging alcoholic or a sit-on-my-ass-do-nothing either. as the first commenter said, it's about the individual child and what works for them and you as a child and parent.

nonmember avatar blh

You shouldn't be your childs friend.My mom smokes but I thank God she has some sense and boundaries and never smoked with me. The parents I know who smoke with their kids are the crappy parents and trashy people.

zandh... zandhmom2

No, smoking pot and having sex aren't the same thing but the same logic he used for wanting to smoke pot with his kids can be used with a lot of things, sex being one of them.  I know for a fact that my kids will one day have sex maybe even more than I know for a fact that they will one day smoke pot.


I agree with you blh, parents who use drugs with their kids are trashy and crappy parents. 

Reepi... Reepicheep.CSL

Not ever going to happen in my house. Drugs, under age drinking and smoking are all good ways to get severely grounded and lose everything or get kicked out of the house depending on their age. Zero tolerance.

Sure they may do it, but when they get caught they know the consequences are going to be severe.

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