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OTRC: Snoop Dogg reportedly banned from Norway after cannabis incident

Rapper Snoop Dogg is featured in a photo from his official Facebook page. (facebook.com/snoopdogg)

Snoop Dogg won't be able to go to Norway anytime soon.

The rapper has reportedly been banned from the country for two years after getting caught in June for trying to enter the country with a small amount of cannabis, according to the BBC.

Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, was held at Kjevik Airport in Norway after customs officials found he was carrying 8 grams of cannabis. He in the country to perform at the Hove Festival.

The 40-year-old rapper was also cited for carrying more cash than is legally allowed in the country and was fined 52,000 Norwegian Krone ($8,587) for the two offenses.

A lawyer for the rapper told the BBC that Snoop Dogg had no immediate plans to appeal the ban and the he could "live with the decision."

This is not the first time the rapper has gotten in trouble with the law over cannabis. Snoop Dogg was arrested in January in Texas after a border agent found several joints on his tour bus.

In 2006 he was arrested twice -- once at the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank for firearm and drug possession charges and once after performing on "The Tonight Show" for possession of marijuana and a firearm. He was also arrested in Stockholm, Sweden in 2007 after police officials claimed he smelled of marijuana but was later released due to lack of evidence.

The rapper once collaborated with Willie Nelson for a rendition of his song, "Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die." Nelson is a noted marijuana enthusiast who was once arrested at the same Texas check point the rapper was nabbed at in January.


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