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Snoop Dogg joins campaign to legalize marijuana in California

NO OCTOBER SURPRISE: We knew this was coming. Snoop Dogg now has a video out backing the effort to legalize marijuana in California. Prop. 19 is behind in the polls, so we'll see whether the rapper can turn things around. The Times' John Hoeffel reports on some other strange Prop. 19 ads.


http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef0133f4fedafa970b-piHISTORIC LOOK AT WESTSIDE SUBWAY ROUTE: L.A. Observed offers a historic and geographical guide to the new Westside subway route, including the sprawling VA facility on Wilshire Boulevard. "Dating to the 1880s arrival of Civil War veterans looking for a warm place to live out their years, it's got one of the more interesting backstories of any place in or around the city limits. Newspaper datelines used to refer to it as Soldier's Home, Calif."

LEAF BLOWERS ARE BAD FOR YOU: Santa Monica this week began a new crackdown on leaf blowers. "Beyond the noise and the annoyance, leaf blowers pose multiple health risks to the community and the operator," said Dean Kubani, director of City Hall's Office of Sustainability and the Environment told the Santa Monica Daily Press. "These devices are so inefficient they emit more pollution than a car and blow a mix of fine particles into the air we breathe. Our education-driven enforcement plan should make Santa Monica a little healthier as well as quieter."

NOT DOG FRIENDLY? Seal Beach seems so laid back. But it's got some tough rules when it comes to where dogs can be, according to the Orange County Register.

HOLY NEON: The story behind the 'Jesus Saves' neon sign in downtown L.A. (Blog Downtown).

MYSTERY SOLVED: There has been much debate on the Internet in recent days over a clip from a 1928 Charlie Chaplin movie that appears to show a woman talking on a cellphone. Curbed L.A. reports that the Christian Science Monitor might have an answer. It appears to be an ear trumpet, not a phone.

-- Shelby Grad

 
Comments () | Archives (12)

Is this really news? Snoppy does DRUGS!

This video could actually work against the movement.

Maybe the Los Angeles Times should report on what is being called an exceptionally bloody week in Mexico's war on drugs.

Exactly why it should not be legalized.

Dose anyone want their kid to be anything like that...

I think the message is a clear NO on 19...

Snoppy does HERB!!!

legalize it man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This moron lives on the chronic. He should be arrested just for being alive.

TheBigPicture - I wouldn't mind if my kid grew up to be a successful musical artist and actor. I don't know what you want your kids to grow up to become, but I'd say a peaceful millionaire that spends a lot of time and money on local charities is something to be proud of.

meg wants to deport her house keeper and jerry has all the police chiefs in his back pocket. both are qualified to sell one FEAR. yes on 19.

If you don't like Snoop Dog, Cheech and Chong or anyone else who smokes weed famously, remember, most people who smoke marijuana are unseen, most of them are never arrested or even heard from, because they are smoking in the privacy of their homes. Don't hold us responsible for Snoop Dog or anyone else, especially that idiot in the news who gave his neighbor pot cookies without informing them what was in it. That guy should be put under the jail, and that is from someone who says, yes Yes, YES! on Prop 19

VOTE YES ON 19 AND GET EVERY PRO-19 VOTER YOU KNOW TO DO THE SAME! END THE LIES! END THE ARRESTS! STOP FUNDING GANGSTERS! PROPER PARENTING IS THE BEST THING FOR KIDS! STOP PAYING FINES FOR AN OUNCE! ENJOY YOUR LEGAL GARDEN! SHOP FOR YOUR HERB LEGALLY WITHOUT FEAR OF ARREST! PAY A REASONABLE TAX AND STILL GET LOWER PRICES!

VOTE YES ON 19 AND GET EVERY PRO-19 VOTER YOU KNOW TO DO THE SAME!VOTE YES ON 19 AND GET EVERY PRO-19 VOTER YOU KNOW TO DO THE SAME!VOTE YES ON 19 AND GET EVERY PRO-19 VOTER YOU KNOW TO DO THE SAME!

Snoop dog was more of a drug dealer in the past than a drug user. You get your money drug dealing not by using drugs. A lot of these celebrities like Tim Allen were drug dealers before they became famous. There is a BIG difference between a dealer and a user. If you are a user then your brain gets fried eventually. If you are a dealer, then your wallet gets fatter. The trick is to push people to buy from you by making them dependent on drugs.

All Snoop Dogg has to do is create his Cannabis Corporation. He used to be a drug dealer before being famous. So Prop 19 is sooooooo perfect for him.


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