Did Snoop Dogg (born Calvin Cordozar Broadus) endorse GOP candidate Ron Paul for president?
Well, sort of. The rapper posted a photo of Paul on his Facebook page Sunday with the headline “Smoke Weed Everyday.” The caption of the photo reads a simple “Because I said so.” Broadus, an outspoken marijuana enthusiast, is no stranger to drug-related charges. His most recent arrest for alleged possession occurred earlier this month in Sierra Bianca, Texas.
One user commented: “Thank you Snoop!!!! We need more people like you to stand up for freedom.”
“Substance,” interjected another. “What Ron Paul speaks and Snoop Dog smokes!!! Ron Paul/Snoop Dog in 2012!”
Snoop Dogg’s quasi-endorsement of Paul is presumably because of the candidate’s maverick stance on marijuana and drug policy. During his years in the House of Representatives, Texan Paul has co-authored and signed multiple marijuana-friendly bills that pushed the drug’s decriminalization.
The GOP candidate was a co-sponsor of the States’ Right to Medical Marijuana Act and supported the Personal Use of Marijuana by Responsible Adults Act of 2008. In June 2011, Paul paired up with Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., in June to support the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act, which would allow states to delegate their own laws regarding the drug.
The rapper isn’t the only celebrity to voice his support for Paul. The presidential hopeful has also received endorsements from Kelly Clarkson, Vince Vaughn and Barry Manilow.