Snoop Dogg's New Pot Arrest Will Probably Hurt His Chance To Lobby Obama On Legalization
After recently telling an interviewer that he would like to discuss the legalization of marijuana with President Barack Obama, the rapper Snoop Dogg was arrested this weekend for pot possession.
The performer (real name: Calvin Broadus) was busted by Texas cops Saturday after several joints were found on his tour bus. The weed was discovered by a drug-sniffing dog during a routine inspection at a border patrol checkpoint in Sierra Blanca, the same town where Willie Nelson was popped in November 2010.
Like Nelson, Snoop Dogg claimed ownership of the marijuana found on his bus, which was searched by the Hudspeth County Sheriff’s Office. The 40-year-old rapper, cited for misdemeanor pot possession, was not booked or made to pose for a mug shot like Nelson.
Prior to a concert last week in Washington, D.C. Snoop Dogg told a radio interviewer, “Before I even said ‘Hi’ to President Obama, I would change the aroma of the room…And then we could start conversing after we had that aroma change. You know what I’m talking about?”
Obama, however, does not support the legalization of pot.