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As of late, country superstar Jelly Roll has been embracing a healthier lifestyle. But the “Halfway to Hell” singer says the key to his success lies in balance and knowing what works for him.

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In a new interview with Taste of Country Nights, Jelly Roll was asked if he is still smoking marijuana in the midst of his aim of living a healthier lifestyle. “I get in trouble for this, all the time, but my stance on marijuana will always be the same. I believe marijuana has helped me in so many regards, with my anxiety,” he said. “This is a hot button topic, but truly, marijuana has kept me sober.”

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Jelly Roll added, “I think a world without weed, Jelly Roll’s drinking codeine and popping Xanax and snorting cocaine again. But a world with weed, I’ll be alright.”

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He further noted that he has “friends that don’t do that. I have friends that are in the program that are totally against any kind of mind-altering anything. I respect that. I have so much respect for those people. That’s just not how my sobriety worked out.”

Earlier this month, the singer finished his first 5K race, taking part in the 2 Bears 5K in Los Angeles. He’s also committed himself walking more regularly and eating healthy.

Jelly Roll is currently working on a new project, telling the outlet he wrote more than 150 songs in the process of creating the new record. He’s slowly been offering glimpses of the new music, debuting a new song, “I Am Not OK,” which centers on mental health, on The Voice. He also performed the song “Liar,” which aims at addiction, during the Academy of Country Music Awards.

He’s also on the verge of adding another Billboard Country Airplay No. 1 to his arsenal, with “Halfway to Hell.” He’s already notched three Country Airplay chart-toppers “Son of a Sinner,” “Need a Favor,” and “Save Me” (with Lainey Wilson).

“}]] “Halfway to Hell” hitmaker Jelly Roll opened up about his stance on marijuana, saying smoking “has kept me sober.”  Read More  

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