TALLAHASSEE — Trulieve, the state’s largest medical-marijuana operator, and country-music legends The Bellamy Brothers are backing a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow recreational use of marijuana by people 21 or older.

The proposed amendment was filed Monday at the state Division of Elections, with Tallahassee-based Trulieve contributing $5 million to the effort to get the measure on the 2024 ballot. Other multi-state medical marijuana operators also are expected to support the campaign.

Florida voters passed a constitutional amendment in 2016 to broadly legalize medical marijuana, and nearly 800,000 patients have been authorized for the treatment.

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https://www.wuft.org/news/2022/08/08/effort-launched-to-get-recreational-marijuana-on-the-2024-ballot-in-florida/

https://www.chronicleonline.com/news/local/recreational-marijuana-initiative-launched/article_036c4ab3-d9ec-5b6f-8956-34e4b7d32667.html

https://abc17news.com/news/2022/08/08/florida-recreational-marijuana-initiative-launched/

https://www.wtsp.com/article/news/state/bellamy-brothers-legalize-marijuana-florida/67-166e28da-fb6b-410e-b0c6-4ef21372b2d8