21 April 2013 - Yesterday Snoop Lion's 420 Festival was shut down by the police. The giant smoke out took place in a Hollywood Hills mansion and was meant to celebrate cannabis. The celebration started at 11 a.m. but was put to an end after multiple neighbours around the mansion complained about the noise levels and consequent parking dilemmas.
Snoop arrived just as the cops were clearing out the party and was
"incredibly cooperative," according to TMZ. The great event, in honor of the unofficial national marijuana toking day, was expected to go all night.
The 41-year-old Ashtrays and Heartbreaks rapper had already started his celebration much earlier, tweeting around midnight: 'happyholidays #snoop420.' Tickets for the Annual Snoop Lion 420 Festival on Eventbrite.com ranged in price from $150 to $1,500 depending on the partygoer's status.
30 July 2012 - 'It Wasn't Me' and 'Boombastic' star Orville 'Shaggy' Burrell won't smoke marijuana with friend and collaborator Sean Paul any longer as he 'takes it to the next level'.
"I have been known to smoke it, but nothing like Sean Paul, he takes
it to that next level, you know. But he has asthma now, so he can't
smoke like that anymore."
Sean has previously revealed he now strains the drug into his tea, in order to protect his voice and lungs from smoke. So Shaggy will no longer be sharing the herb with his fellow Jamaican singer even though, as he told BANG ShowBiz: "I have grown up with members of my family using marijuana, it has
become part of our lives and part of our culture, so, you know I'm a
little more lenient to it than most people." Shaggy and Paul collaborated for the song 'Hey Sexy Lady'.
6 July 2012 - Oliver Stone has smoked great marijuana all over the world, from Vietnam and Thailand to Jamaica and South Sudan. But the filmmaker says the best weed is made in the USA and that pot could be a huge growth industry for taxpayers if it were legalized.
Stone, whose drug-war thriller "Savages" opens in US cinemas today, has been a regular toker since his days as an infantryman in Vietnam in the late 1960s and knows a good herb when he inhales one. He insisted in a recent interview that no one is producing better stuff now than U.S. growers.
"There's good weed everywhere in the world, but my God, these Americans are brilliant," said Stone, 65, who sees only benefits from legalizing marijuana. "It can be done. It can be done legally, safely, healthy, and it can be taxed and the government can pay for education and stuff like that. Also, you can save a fortune by not putting kids in jail."
Stone is known for mixing polemics and drama in films such as "JFK," "Born on the Fourth of July," "Wall Street" and "Nixon," his saga of the president who declared the war on drugs 40 years ago. Yet "Savages" may be closer to a pure thrill ride than anything he's done, the action coming without much in the way of preaching for legalization.
Still, the film offers a fictional portrait of violence among a Mexican drug cartel and California pot growers that makes legalizing marijuana seem like a sane option.