There may not be much in the way of downside to a ban from entering Norway for 2 years for Snoop Dogg. The American's Norwegian lawyer said Saturday his rapper client was caught entering Norway in June with a small amount of marijuana, hence the ban.
When Dogg tried to go through customs a real dog sniffed out the marijuana in his pocket. Possession of a small amount of the drug is not a serious offence in Norway and his fine amounted to $827. However, numerous reports at the time said he was also carrying cash well over the restrictions that country has on carrying money and for that he was fined over 50,000 Norweigian knonos, or almost $8,000.
Lawyer Holger Hagesaeter said his client isn't going to appeal to the Norway courts to overturn the ruling because, perhaps not surprisingly, Snoop Dogg has told him that he "can live with the decision." Norway has a population of about 5 million.
Prior to his June concert, which went ahead despite Dogg's marijuana troubles, the rapper had last played there in October of 2011. Snoop Dog's real name is Calvin Broadus.
Note that in a story which came out on Tues., July 31, Snoop Dogg has said that he's changing his name to the tougher sounding 'Snoop Lion'.