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.
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.
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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