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Snoop Dogg hands out thanksgiving turkeys to families in need in Los Angeles

Snoop helped hand out 1,500 birds alongside the mayor in Inglewood, California

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Snoop Dogg has participated in an event in his home city of Los Angeles in which he helped to hand out 1,500 turkeys to families in need ahead of the American holiday thanksgiving this coming Thursday (November 26).

Mayor of Inglewood, California James Butts announced to TV channel KNBC-TV that Snoop had participated in the annual event for the second year running, taking hundreds of photos with fans. The event also handed out 800 turkeys to families last year.

According to Butts, the collaboration came about after the rapper asked the city what he could do to give back to the community last year.

"Snoop Dogg took pictures with over 800 people at the event," Butts said. "We had a tented area for seniors to sit in, and the first thing he did was go over to take pictures with everyone there."

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Earlier this month, Snoop launched his own cannabis company called 'Leafs by Snoop', which he says will sell "the finest quality cannabis one could imagine." The launch comes against a backdrop of progressive legalisation of the drug in the US. The company cannot be legally owned by the rapper, as he does not live in Colorado, where it is based.

"Wherever my musical journey has taken me around the world, it’s beautiful to see how chronic leafs are a common source of peace, love and soul that connects us all," Snoop Dogg says in a statement on the company's official website.

"Since I’ve been at the forefront of this movement for over 20 years now, I’m a master of marijuana," the rapper added at a launch event on Monday (November 9), according to The Guardian. "Leafs By Snoop is truly the first mainstream cannabis brand in the world and proud to be a pioneer."

Snoop's other recent launches include cannabis website MerryJane.com and an app based around the drug.
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