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Kevin Smith Goes Weed-Free: A New Chapter for the King of Stoner Comedy

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Kevin Smith, known for his love of marijuana, quits smoking weed.

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Kevin Smith — a man almost as synonymous with marijuana as Cheech, Chong, Seth Rogen, and Snoop — has put down the blunt. The host of the popular podcast "Fatman Beyond" recently announced on his show that he's decided to quit smoking weed after 25 years of daily use.

Smith, who first rose to fame in the '90s with the stoner comedy "Clerks," has been open about his love of marijuana and how it's influenced his work. However, in recent years, he's been focusing more on his health, losing a significant amount of weight and adopting a vegan lifestyle.

In an interview with USA Today, Smith explained that he made the decision to quit smoking weed after a doctor told him that it was contributing to his high blood pressure. "I was like, 'I don't want to die,'" he said. "I'm trying to take care of myself."

But quitting weed doesn't mean Smith is slowing down. In fact, he's busier than ever. He's currently in pre-production on "Clerks 3," which he's directing and starring in. The film is a return to the world of the original "Clerks," which Smith shot in black and white on a shoestring budget in 1994.

"Now here we are, 16 years later, and we're about to be brought back to where it all started with Dante and Randall at the Quick Stop," Smith said in a recent interview with Collider. "I think it's a great fit for genre fans, especially horror fans, who want to see these two guys once more in a certain situation that they can relate to."

In addition to "Clerks 3," Smith has also been working on "Hollyweed," a comedy series set in a Los Angeles dispensary that he filmed in 2016. The show was originally intended to be released via a crowdfunding platform, but it's now available on Rivit TV.

Smith has also been keeping busy with his podcast and various other projects,

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