Actor Jim Belushi's cannabis farm expands, while receiving celebrity guests

Jim Belushi has announced his plans to expand his thriving cannabis empire as Season 2 of “Growing Belushi” takes root. “We were always on a professional level in terms of the quality that we were growing — very specific, very artisan, boutique,” said Belushi, 67. “But when we got that Blues Brothers cannabis branding last season from Danny Aykroyd and Judy Belushi Pisano, it was selling like mad. We ran out of inventory. So that kind of forced my hand, and we had to expand.”

Season 1 of “Growing Belushi,” which premiered in August 2020, introduced viewers to the veteran actor’s cannabis-growing business, Belushi’s Farm, 93 acres located in Southern Oregon’s “Banana Belt.” In Season 2, premiering Jan. 19 on Discovery, Belushi and his crew make the necessary adjustments to the farm and start growing the business nationwide.

“In the second season you’re seeing the expansion of the farm. Specialty hydroponic and organic garden center GrowGeneration helped me and we rebuilt the farm. We expanded not only in our inventory in Oregon but then other states became interested.” Belushi’s Farm product is now also available in Oklahoma, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Michigan and Arizona. 

“You gotta remember that I’m in Oregon,” he said. “It took me three years to gain credibility in this market. They know their cannabis here, and a Hollywood guy coming in with an autograph and a selfie doesn’t impress anyone. I really had to earn my stripes. It had to do with the quality of the cannabis and me keeping my word until Oregon embraced me as a grower and professional farmer. Season 2 will also include several celebrity appearances. Aykroyd drops by again — “I had some issues with a dispensary owner and Danny solves that for me,” Belushi said — and celebrity chef and Food Network star Guy Fieri. “He was doing a tour from Washington down to Santa Rosa with buses, campers, and filming a show about his family and friends traveling and stopping places and camping and going to restaurants and cooking out."

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