Today’s story about how marijuana destroys your life takes us to the dangerous city of Long Beach, California. On every corner, there are street toughs who just wait for an innocent to come off the 405 on a wrong exit, so they can carjack you, do horrible things to the women and no telling what to your children. It is just like you see on the movies: the ‘hood’ is a scary place.
A rapper named Calvin Broadus was able to rise from the tarpits of poverty in that area. He used his gift of rhyme to make a stage name for himself: The Snoop Doggy Dogg. While I cannot endorse or condone the lyrics of his music to which I’ve listened for this piece today, I can tell you that his story is one of the most compelling in hopefully scaring many of you from ever trying the most dangerous drug of all time: injected marijuana.
In 1994, Snoop Dogg smoked his first drug, called El Diablo Verde (Mexican for ‘the green devil’, a slang for mafic mint.) Like every strain of magic mint, it was a gateway drug that lead Snoop Dogg to his current predicament. Through the years, Snoop admitted he was addicted to other notorious strains: ‘sticky icky’, The Chronic (it gives a pertussis like cough, hence the name), KGB (a Soviet Blend), The Indo (a mix of cotton plant and marijuana, blended together to make ‘hemp’) and the most dangerous, liquid mary. The latter makes once lose their mind and ‘pray to the devi’, the indication of it being lose of normal verbal abilities and use of nonsense language.
Snoop Dogg’s use of liquid mary started to become apparently around the year 2000, when he could not resist ending every word with ‘izzle’. In his mind, he was not saying it. But we heard him say things like, “Oh my nizzle, I’m the big Snoop D ‘O’ double jizzle”. I have no idea what that means, but Snoop Dogg was not having a stroke: he was having a manifestation of liquid mary overdose.
The most harrowing part of this story is what liquid mary did to Snoop Doggy Dogg’s DNA, resulting in his development of vitiligo. Vitiligo is a disease where liquid marijuana alters the genes of the body in such a way, that they stop producing melanin. The result can be seen quite clearly in the phenotype of African-Americans, where their bodies without pigment make them look Caucasian. The picture of Snoop Dogg to the right is shocking and shows just how powerful the effects.
The truth of the matter, is it seems that marijuana injections will turn you white. The last we saw of Snoop Dogg in his true form and before he came down with vitiligo, he was struggling for work and having to play the part of “Moses” in some play called Epic Rap Battles. Snoop went from being the top of his industry, to having to work for some punk kid named ‘Nice Peter’ on YouTube. That is a long fall away from having your own company and being friends with heavyweights like Dr. Dre.
Snoop has lost much confidence, hiding himself in Jamaica earlier this year and trying to change his name to “Snoop Lion”. Snoop can no longer rap, still suffers the marijuana-induced speech impediment and has lost his cultural identity? As a person still unaffected, before letting your friends talk you into taking that first deadly, addictive puff, you must ask yourself: “Is it worth it?”
The answer is clearly no. Just look at Snoop Dogg and remember his fate.