Jim Belushi hosted a cannabis-friendly after-party on May 1 following the Milken Institute Global Conference 2018 that recently took place in Los Angeles. The conference featured several renowned figures such as Jane Goodall and Tom Brady and focused on promoting global prosperity.
At the party, Belushi explained how far he’ll go to prove that medical cannabis can replace opioids. Belushi owns a cannabis farm in Oregon, is rolling out a dispensary chain and most recently hosted the high-end cannabis party. Belushi also plans on releasing his own line of cannabis soon.
“So nice to host all you gentlemen and ladies in the money honey business,” Belushi said in his opening remarks at the party. “You’re going to make money in this space. But you’re going to have a sense of healing our community. You’re going to have a sense of doing something really important—and making money.”
At Belushi’s party in his $38.5 million Los Angeles mansion, guests could decide between alcoholic drinks or cannabis-infused coconut water. The dinner was provided by Green Table Global, and it attracted guests like Kevin O’Leary from Shark Tank and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan.
Belushi said he will do whatever it takes to get his point across to others. “I believe in this medicine,” Belushi added. “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 is best known for his performances on Saturday Night Live, most notably his role as part of The Blues Brothers with Dan Aykroyd after his brother John Belushi tragically passed away. Belushi is not only a fan of cannabis; he is personally a major fan of smoking cigars, appearing on the cover of Cigar Aficionado magazine.