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Jim Belushi Just Wants To Break Even On His Cannabis Business

Belushi told Benzinga his mission in the cannabis business is “to break even — because the purpose, the power of this plant, serves the greater good.”

By Jelena Martinovic

Jim Belushi first ventured into the cannabis industry as a legal cannabis farmer with a 48-plant crop in 2015.

Nowadays, the “According to Jim” star runs the 93 acres Belushi’s Farm in southern Oregon, which is featured in the three-part Discovery series “Growing Belushi.”

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The series, which premiered on Wednesday, August 19, chronicles Belushi’s life on his cannabis farm.

The actor has also teamed up with Grassroots Cannabis to launch Blues Brothers x Grassroots featuring Bubba Diagonal strain — sold exclusively at the dispensary in Skokie.

Belushi told Benzinga his mission in the cannabis business is “to break even — because the purpose, the power of this plant, serves the greater good.”

He hopes that “Growing Belushi” would change the perspective of how the public sees the cannabis businesses.

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“I’m trying to create a show that informs people about the safety in cannabis,” explained Belushi.

 

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The cannabis farmer is a fierce advocate for the medical benefits of cannabis, due to losing his brother — “Animal House” star and original Saturday Night Live cast member John Belushi — to an overdose.

“I believe everybody, regardless of political affiliation, has health, trauma, and family in common,” he continued, adding that “magic in this plant can support and help all three.”

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And while Belushi’s long-term game plan for the farm is modest, and includes getting rid of “all the digger squirrels, aphids, russet mites, and the grasshoppers,” the actor pointed out that it is a “lifelong battle as a farmer.”

“I feel like Elmer Fudd and Billy Murray in Caddyshack,” concluded Belushi.

This article originally appeared on Benzinga and has been reposted with permission.

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