Dogg Lion has been getting a lot of flack lately over photos that show him and his oldest son Corde (Spank) smoking marijuana together. The photos were posted on Twitter by his son and opened Snoop up to criticism regarding his parenting style. You see, 18-year-old Spank was once a promising football player, who was destined to play college ball and possibly go to the big leagues. Not saying that he still can’t do that – but any scout that has interest in him will probably be turned off by the public photos of him puffing on an illegal substance. I’m just saying!
Well, Snoop has heard the criticism loud and clear, and in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Snoop feels like it brings him closer to his son. Check out an excerpt from the cover story below:
“What better way to [learn] than from the master?”
“My kids can do whatever the hell they want. For me to say otherwise would be hypocritical. A lot of motherf–ers don’t have a relationship with their kids, and that’s when they get on drugs and have suicidal thoughts and drive drunk. Me and my son is mellow. I’m his father, so I wanna show him the proper way because he looks up to me.”
For the record, Snoop, a California resident, is a proud holder of what he calls “a platinum medical maryjane card,” though to be sure, most of his green is gifted. Still, he hopes to see the drug fully — and federally — legalized in his lifetime. What would America look like then? “There would be less high-speed chases, less robberies, less crime,” he says. “Go to Amsterdam or the Netherlands where it is legal and you see that the crime rate is nonexistent, the murder rate is probably under 10 percent, people learn to get along! There are people riding on bicycles being happy and it’s because of the environment that’s provided by the legalization of chronic.”