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Florida country music duo seeks to legalize recreational pot

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(TALLAHASSEE, FL)- Just let your bud flow?

Dade City based country stars The Bellamy Brothers are getting behind a proposed amendment to the Florida state constitution that would allow people age 21 and up to “purchase, or use marijuana products and marijuana accessories for non-medical personal consumption.”

David and Howard Bellamy, along with medical marijuana company Trulieve, have formed the campaign Smart & Safe Florida in hopes of putting the issue before voters in the 2024 election.

“We know Floridians are more than ready to finally stop arresting adults who use marijuana,” Howard Bellamy said in a video posted on YouTube.

Smart & Safe Florida needs to collect around 900,000 signatures in order to get the measure onto the ballot.

Trulieve has put $5 million towards the campaign and other companies selling medical cannabis, which is legal in Florida, are expected to back the measure as well.

If passed by voters, the new law would be structured by the state legislature.

So far, 20 states including the District of Columbia have legalized the use of recreational marijuana.