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Christmas came early for Snoop Dogg, who on Tuesday was presented with three duffel bags of Oregon weed – a gift from the state’s marijuana producers.
The Oregonian/OregonLive’s no-profanity policy prevents us from printing the rapper’s full response upon seeing so much, so we’ll let the reader fill in the blank.
“MerryChristmas to me,” said Snoop, according to Joshua Jardine Taylor, who along with Andrew Lamb, of Hermiston, helped arrange for the gift. Taylor owns Oregon Cannabis Concierge, a Portland business that offers cannabis 101 classes and helps source marijuana for bands playing in town. Lamb operates a cannabis review site called McDank Cannabis Review.
Taylor, who handed the gift to Snoop before he took the stage at the Crystal Ballroom, said Snoop seemed pleased.
“He said everything smelled really good,” Taylor said.
After smoking several blunts on stage, Snoop mentioned his “California weed,” which Taylor said elicited boos from the crowd. He responded with “Y’all boo now, but wait ’till you smell this,” prompting cheers and laughter from the audience.
A couple dozen cannabis producers in Oregon offered Snoop their best products, including flower, marijuana-infused edibles and topical products, like personal lubricants, worth an estimated $ 4,500 to $ 5,000 on the retail market.
Taken together, the volume exceeded what an individual is allowed to possess under Oregon law. Oregon law allow anyone 21 and older to possess up to 1 ounce of flower away from home, 1 pound of solid edibles, or about 10 chocolate bars; 72 ounces of marijuana-infused liquid, or a six-pack of 12-ounce sodas; and 1 ounce of marijuana extract.
Taylor said the rapper shared the goods with up to 30 other people, including his entourage, crew and security detail.
Taylor said the gift turned out better than he had hoped.
“The Crystal was happy, the manager was happy, the band was happy,” said Taylor. “I really couldn’t have asked for anything more from it.”
— Noelle Crombie