Friday, March 25, 2011

Snoop Dogg Accused of Glorifying Underage Drinking, March 24, 2011

"Snoop Dogg is being accused of promoting underage drinking by 'alcohol industry watchdog' the Marin Institute, for his endorsement of Blast by Colt 45.
The group, is accusing Snoop of using his popularity to encourage minors to drink the beverage, produced by the Pabst Brewing Company. In an attempt to halt the production of beverages like Blast, which contain both alcohol and soda, Marin reached out to California State Senator Alex Padilla to strengthen its ban the drink, and others like it.
'While the federal government was shutting down dangerous caffeinated alcohol, Pabst Brewing Company was cooking up 'Blast,' a super sweet, fruit-flavored, supersized alcopop containing as much alcohol as four and a half cans of beer,' said Marin CEO Lee Levingston. 'Joose, Four Loko, Tilt, and now Blast are racing to the bottom to harm youth. Senator Padilla's bill should limit such products to one standard-size drink.'" Read More

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