Blues Brothers bring music, medical cannabis message to Tulsa

Jim Belushi tells KRMG their current “mission for God” includes promoting cannabis as a treatment for PTSD and depression

Jim Belushi and Dan Akroyd sign autographs for fans in Tulsa, Oct. 19, 2021

TULSA — “If John was a pothead, he’d be alive today,” Jim Belushi said Tuesday, as he and fellow Blues Brother Dan Akroyd spent a whirlwind day touring dispensaries, meeting with fans, signing autographs, and preparing for a live concert at Cain’s Ballroom.

He was speaking about his brother, John Belushi, who died tragically of a drug overdose in 1982, two years after the “Blues Brothers” went from being a skit on Saturday Night Live to a major Hollywood film.

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Jim Belushi told KRMG he believes in medical cannabis as a treatment for PTSD and depression, and called on the Veterans Administration to approve its use for veterans.

His Belushi Farms products have enjoyed great success, and he’s now operating in conjunction with Oklahoma-based Redbird Bioscience, as well as Glazed Edibles - a chocolatier in Tulsa.

They also learned about groups fighting that battle locally.

“We’ve been exposed to two great groups today,” Akroyd told KRMG, including “the Higher Care Institute (sic), which has gotten 22,000 people off opioids, and then Lifted Valley Farms, which is working to get the Veterans Administration to recognize cannabis.”






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