Here's how Snoop Dogg got away with smoking marijuana on Twitch | PCGamesN

Here's how Snoop Dogg got away with smoking marijuana on Twitch

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Over the past couple of days, you may have seen clips of Snoop Dogg streaming on Twitch, enveloped in a cloud of marijuana smoke. Typically, that kind of behaviour would get you banned from the platform, and your stream pulled down.

Just a friendly reminder that Call of Duty: Ghosts had marijuana-themed content and a Snoop Dogg announcer pack. 

Yet Snoop’s stream, a promotional broadcast of the game SOS, stayed up, with around 80,000 viewers for the duration. Twitch’s community guidelines say that “any content or activity featuring, encouraging, or soliciting illegal activity is prohibited,” as is “self-destructive behaviour,” including “the use of illegal drugs.” So how did Snoop get away with it?

The answer stems from the fact that Californian Law has recently changed to allow the sale of recreational marijuana, meaning that in Snoop’s house, he wasn’t engaging in illegal activity (assuming he bought the drugs from a licensed dispensary). Despite the change in law, however, Twitch are still a little tetchy about the use of marijuana on their platform. Last year, a Reddit user received a message that read “we discourage broadcasters from the use of marijuana on our services. If doing so violates your local laws, causes you to inflict harm upon yourself, or is a focus of your broadcasts, this activity is entirely prohibited from broadcast.”

Slightly more awkwardly, it seems that while Snoop was perfectly within his rights to smoke on stream, he might not have actually been playing the game. Another redditor captured this clip of Snoop lighting a spliff while his character visibly moves around on the stream behind him.

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Premchand Avatar
5 Months ago

Fake gameplay lol.. unless he was playing with his feet

WhiteCrow Avatar
5 Months ago

Without a doubt it wasn't him playing, which is as cringey as it is underhanded. Why not just state he wasn't playing, and was there for commentary? His comments relating to the game as if he were playing are just sad.

But of course, Twitch ate it right up and I'm sure the game will sell like space cake.

JoeVisitor Avatar
5 Months ago

Snoop exposes that he wasn’t the one playing in the same broadcast

“I wish I could actually do what you do”

He fully acknowledges it was a collaborative effort that was for promotional purposes and with great success! The commentary and role-play worked well with the in-game player’s action.

What else would you expect from Hollywood magic celebrities coming into this domain?