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The incredible story behind how Snoop Dogg inspired Martha Stewart to start her own weed farm

In November 2008, the world witnessed lifestyle queen Martha Stewart and American rapper and weed connoisseur Snoop Dogg mash potatoes together. In December 2009, the unlikely duo teamed up again to make a suspicious batch of green brownies that Snoop joked were “environmental.” Since then, Stewart and Snoop have fostered a dynamic friendship—despite having a 30-year age gap between them.

Stewart inspired the ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’ hitmaker to start a joint cooking show on VH1 called Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party, sell a line of premium candles, and even give gardening tips during the COVID-19 pandemic, while Snoop helped the 81-year-old debut a brand new reputation as America’s cool weed grandma.

During her 2015 appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Stewart denied that she and Snoop had previously smoked marijuana together. However, she did admit to “getting high just sitting there,” and mentioned that “secondary smoke is just as powerful as primary smoke.”

Fast forward to June 2022, the controversial cook revealed that her passive smoking seshes with the rapper actually make her feel “fabulous.” Meanwhile, Snoop went on to dub Stewart “the secondhand queen.”

“I make sure she gets all the secondhand smoke,” Snoop said on The Martha Stewart Podcast. And while the domestic guru claimed that she had not “taken up the habit” on her own “yet,” she raved about her secondhand experiences. “I must tell you, it makes me feel really good,” Stewart mentioned. “It does not disturb my concentration. In fact, I think it makes it even better and it doesn’t make me tired or any of the things people say marijuana does to you. It’s fantastic, I think it’s great.”

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Having baked cookies shaped like cannabis leaves and featured in lighter ads together, it was then unsurprising to witness Stewart turn her and Snoop’s favourite pastime into a business venture.

Signing a deal with Canada’s second largest cannabis industry company, Canopy Growth, Stewart became an advisor for a new line of cannabidiol (CBD) products aimed at people and pets. This followed the news that Whoopi Goldberg had launched her own line of cannabis-infused products that claimed to ease menstrual pain.

In 2019, Stewart credited her “good friend” Snoop for connecting her to Canopy Growth. It’s worth noting that the rapper’s cannabis brand, Leafs by Snoop, is also under the company’s umbrella. “The thought here was, since my interest lies in animals and beauty, that it would be an advisory position in the CBD arena through a licensing agreement I will personally oversee,” the domestic diva said.

“We are already working on the development of a sensible line of CBD products for dogs, and hopefully for cats, and then horses and larger livestock. I am very interested in their wellbeing and not keen on serving up pharmaceuticals.”

In The Martha Stewart Podcast, she spoke about the benefits of cannabis for medicinal purposes and thanked Snoop for getting her into the CBD business. While the rapper admitted he was inspired to invest in the medical marijuana industry after losing several people he loved to cancer and seeing a need for pain relief, Stewart noted that medical marijuana “should be more acceptable than it is right now.”

During an episode of E! News’ Daily Pop, Snoop later revealed that Stewart was inspired by his personal marijuana stockpile to start her own… only on a much larger scale. “She got into my stash and started growing,” the 51-year-old shared. “She got big ass plantations, acres of acres of land.” However, according to the weed enthusiast, the lifestyle queen’s stash isn’t “whack,” as he recalls telling her: “Well, shit Martha, you may need to open up a growery.”

Nevertheless, Snoop is still on Stewart’s VIP list for the iconic Thanksgiving party she hosts every year. “Change is good,” the 81-year-old wrote in her blog in November 2022. “And also learning from people—I’ve learned so much from Snoop Dogg.” As per Stewart, the artist has taught her a lot about music and how to do business in a different way.

“We have really, I think, helped each other,” she admitted. “And that’s another thing: You learn from old friends and you learn from new friends, and I’ve learned a lot from Snoop.”

Snoop Dogg reveals only one person in the entire world can outsmoke him

The United Nations was established in 1945, there are 118 elements in the periodic table, Saturn is the planet which has the most moons and… Snoop Dogg is the legendary celebrity who loves to roll blunts and puff himself into another dimension.

While all of this is general knowledge, everyone has been curious to know two things in regards to the latter: how much weed does Snoop actually smoke each day and is there truly anyone on Earth who can beat the enthusiast at his own game? Well, as it turns out, the icon himself has answered both these questions in the past.

In an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session hosted on Reddit, the Doggfather admitted that he smokes a whopping 81 blunts everyday. To put things into perspective, that’s one blunt every 12 minutes and 567 blunts every week, assuming he sleeps for eight hours in a day—an easy feat given the fact that he has a professional blunt roller (PBR, yes the job title has its own acronym in the industry) who even made headlines for getting a pay rise due to inflation earlier this year.

Now onto the next unsolved mystery of the world: is there any mortal among us who can outsmoke Snoop himself? Maybe his buddy Seth Rogen who “knows how to make a joint that looks like a cross”? Surely it’s not his “partner in wine” Martha Stewart… right?

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During one of his appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Snoop discussed his gospel album Bible of Love and his belief in heaven before the host queried him about the top dogs in the weed industry. “Seth Rogen was here last week and we were talking about the Mount Rushmore of pot smokers and, of course, you are on that Mount Rushmore. Who would you put on that Mount Rushmore?” Kimmel asked.

To this, Snoop replied, “I would put Bob Marley, Cheech and Chong… they [were] the first faces, they [were] the ones who showed us where the mountain was.” However, he crowned the actual king in his later remarks. Drum roll, please. Enter American country musician Willie P. Nelson.

“Willie P. Nelson is definitely on there,” the ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’ hitmaker admitted. “And by the way, Willie Nelson is the only person who has ever outsmoked Snoop Dogg. I had to hit the ‘Time-out’ button.” When asked if he had to hit that button before, Snoop replied: “Never. Never.”

In an interview with the Daily Beast, Nelson later corroborated the story by stating, “That was over in Amsterdam! I called Snoop and I said, ‘Hey buddy, you gotta come over here. This is where it’s at!’. So he came over and we hit every bar, every smoke place in Amsterdam. We had a helluva time.”

When asked about his proficiency with weed, Nelson continued, “Oh, I don’t know. There’s probably people that can outsmoke me! I don’t do a lot of smoking anymore. I’ve switched over to a vaporizer because it’s better on my lungs.”

And in case you’re wondering if Snoop himself has any nuggets of wisdom to share about his relationship with, as Martha Stewart put it, “special cigarettes,” here’s what he previously shared with Esquire: “Weed: It makes me feel the way I need to feel.” The 2008 version of Machine Gun Kelly’s “I am weed,” if you really think about it.