All-around performer Jim Belushi is also successful in the cannabis world with his Belushi’s Farm company. In early May, Jim will wear two hats as a cannabis entrepreneur and an entertainer speaking and performing at the Investor Forum that’s part of the inaugural ExpoCannabiz Business Conference in Cartagena, Colombia next week.
Jim began his long entertainment career in 1977 with Chicago comedy improv group, Second City. In 1979, writer-producer-director Garry Marshall saw Jim perform and arranged for him to go to Hollywood and co-star in the TV show Who’s Watching the Kids. Later, Jim joined the cast of Working Stiffs with Michael Keaton, and his Hollywood career took off from there.
Jim Belushi is attending the Cannabis Investing Forum on May 9th for an intimate fireside chat with Michael Miller, the Cannabis Editor of LA Weekly and Host of the Cannabis Hour on Dash Radio. Jim’s also performing with a hot local band during a VIP dinner party onboard a private yacht on the evening of May 8th.
Jim is in the midst of developing reality TV projects based on his family’s experience with cannabis. During his trip, Jim is traveling with James Orr, the noted writer-director of the film Mr. Destiny. They’re doing research, location scouting, filming, and meeting with the local cannabis farmers.
Besides acting, Jim Belushi is also a musician. He and fellow SNL alum, Dan Aykroyd, perform together as The Blues Brothers and opened for The Rolling Stones at Soldier Field in Chicago in 2005. They also performed at the SARS benefit in Toronto for over 400,000 people with the Rolling Stones. As if that weren’t enough, Belushi and Aykroyd recorded an album together entitled Have Love, Will Travel that reached number one on the blues charts. Jim also headlines his own group, The Sacred Hearts, which is the official house band for the nationwide House of Blues concert clubs.