INGLEWOOD, Calif. (Circa) -- Snoop Dogg and Matt Barnes joined hundreds in smoking weed to raise money for a cure to cancer Thursday night in Inglewood, California.
It was all part of a fundraiser former NBA player Matt Barnes held for his nonprofit, Athletes vs. Cancer. The organization wants to fund cancer research.
“My brother passed away two years ago, and now I want to be more aware and know more about cancer,” said Gladys Avina, an attendeed and self-proclaimed Snoop Dogg fan.
Barnes started the nonprofit after his mother died from a 26-day battle with cancer. The fundraiser, called "Smoke 4A Cure," aims to spread awareness of the medical benefits of cancer.
“I’m a 100% disabled Vietnam veteran, PTSD," said Unc Imo, an attendee and 67-year-old rapper. "So I need that medication, and so do my brothers and sisters that were in the military need this. We’ve got so many suicides today, and we need to stop that.”
The ticketed event took place in Snoop Dogg's private compound and featured cannabis vendors, like Liquidology CBD, a cold-pressed CBD-infused juice line.
"Along with fruits and vegetables, which you get nutrients and benefits from, we're including CBD in order for you to feel focused and energetic and recovering from any pain, inflammation, or even good for anxiety as well," said Roxanna Torress, Liquidology CBD's nutritionist.
The night ended with a performance by Snoop Dogg himself.
Smoke 4A Cure is part of a 4-day fundraiser dubbed "Allstar Weekend," that culminates with a celebrity flag football game.