Willie Nelson Shows Support For Snoop Dogg’s Decision To Stop Smoking

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In A New Instagram Story, Willie Nelson Shares His Encouragement For His Friend’s Choice To Quit Smoking.

Everybody loves Willie Nelson for his classic country vibes, good attitude, and well, his love for marijuana. Willie’s practically become the poster child for the fusion of country music and the cannabis scene. He’s been one of the OGs, always speaking up for its legalization. Another celebrity known for speaking out in support of this topic is Snoop Dogg. And these two marijuana lovers are friends in real life!

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An Unexpected Friendship

Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg share a unique friendship that revolves around their shared love for music, marijuana, and a laid-back approach to life. Both iconic figures in their respective genres, country legend Willie Nelson and rap icon Snoop Dogg found common ground in their passion for cannabis. The two have often been seen enjoying the herb together, breaking down stereotypes, and fostering a sense of camaraderie in the process.

“He’s a good friend…We just kind of liked each other right away,” Willie told Yahoo Entertainment. “I was headed to Amsterdam and Snoop and I had been talking, doing some recording and everything, so I called him and said, ‘Come on over!’ We hung out a while over there and went to all the best [cannabis] spots over there.”

Collaborations Together

Willie and Snoop have collaborated on various projects, including music and joint appearances at events promoting cannabis culture. Their relationship exemplifies a cross-generational and cross-genre connection, showcasing the power of shared interests to foster genuine friendships in the world of entertainment. 

Willie most recently teamed up with Snoop in BIC’s “The Most Borrowed Lighter” campaign, showcasing a stroke of 420 marketing genius that aligns seamlessly with their well-established brand images. In this innovative initiative, the “On the Road Again” singer strategically places Snoop’s EZ Reach Lighter in select “herb-friendly” U.S. tour cities with playful names such as Blunt, Pottsville, Stoneville, and Weed.

Martha Stewart, Willie Nelson, & Snoop Dogg for BIC's new campaign.
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The pair have even collaborated on cannabis-themed anthems like “My Medicine” and “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die.”

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Snoop Dogg Now Says He’s Giving Up “Smoke” & Willie Supports Him

The popular rapper, who’s been an enthusiastic marijuana user for years, announced the news on November 16 on social media.

“After much consideration & conversation with my family, I’ve decided to give up smoke. Please respect my privacy at this time,” he wrote in a message posted on his official Instagram and X accounts.

Nelson took to his Instagram story to show his love and support for his friend, writing, “Always here to support and back you, friend.”

Willie Nelson Instagram story responding to Snoop Dogg's post.
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Watch the official music video for Willie and Snoop’s collaboration on “My Medicine” below!

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