IT’S common knowledge that Snoop Dogg is something of a connoisseur when it comes to the, ahem, beneficial properties a certain kind of leaf can bestow wsnoop-dogg-smokinghen inhaled through a cigarette.


So you’d think he’d get a hero’s welcome in Holland where, when it comes to narcotics, the grass is certainly greener.

But the shizzle-loving rapper has been banned from a music festival after being told he’s not welcome.


His show at The Hague was cancelled at the request of authorities cancelled “in order to preserve the free, open and friendly nature of Parkpop”.


In a statement released by his representatives at record label Emi, they say, “Snoop Dogg is astonished by the decision of the Mayor of The Hague. (He) is a mainstay at music festivals all over the world and has performed at all of these without incident”.


We’re sure Snoop will find a good way to stay relaxed about the whole issue.