Why Jim Belushi Is Weed’s Latest Celebrity Advocate

Why Jim Belushi Is Weed’s Latest Celebrity Advocate

Yeah, Jim Belushi. John’s brother. We didn’t see it coming, either.

The latest to join the celebrity stoner hall of fame and sit among Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson, and Seth Rogen is none other than Jim Belushi. The According to Jim, K-9, and Jingle All the Way star has not only been outspoken in his support of legal weed, he has sponsored events at his mansion in Los Angeles to support cannabis entrepreneurs and investors.

So, how did Belushi get involved?

Diving Into The Industry

Belushi’s involvement in cannabis may seem a little random, but the reality is he’s no stranger to the industry. He owns a cannabis farm in Oregon, he launched a line of dispensaries this year, and has plans to release branded pot later in 2018.

That said, Belushi’s work has not merely focused on his own ventures. Partnering with Green Table Global, a networking group dedicated to matching investors with cannabis entrepreneurs, Belushi hosted an after party during the 2018 Milken Institute Global Conference. The institute itself is focused on powerful ideas with the potential to greatly impact public health and economic wellbeing.

During the party, six cannabis companies pitched to potential investors, while keynote speakers explained the potential of recreational cannabis.

Getting Vocal

We’ve already established that Belushi’s commitment to cannabis goes beyond playing party host. But recently, he has continued to put his money where his mouth is — even if that means going to jail.

In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Belushi was quoted saying, “I believe in this medicine. I’m a celebrity. I could be arrested immediately — and I want to be, by the way, because I want to send the message out that this takes opioids off the street.”

Belushi has hit on an interesting point — cannabis as a means to help manage our nation’s opioid crisis. If he continues to be this outspoken, there’s no telling how far Belushi may go. It will be interesting to see the waves he — and his products — make in the industry.

How do you feel about Jim Belushi’s stance on weed?