Jake and Elwood Blues, the seminal duo known as the Blues Brothers are back, this time working their magic for the cannabis industry. According to a statement released on Monday, The Green Solution, one of the first recreational cannabis companies in the nation, partnered with actor and comedian turned cannabis entrepreneur Jim Belushi who runs an Oregon-based cannabis company, Belushi’s Farm. Together, the new partnership will produce The Blues Brothers pre-rolls, which will be available at TGS dispensaries in Colorado at the end of October.
The new pre-rolls are named after the legendary comic and musical duo made famous by Belushi’s late-brother John Belushi and Dan Akyroyd on Saturday Night Live. They were originally introduced last year in Oregon. According to a statement released by TGS, the product will be available in packages of six .25-gram pre-rolls and five .7-gram pre-rolls, along with single one-gram pre-rolls too.
The following TGS locations will carry The Blues Brothers pre-rolls: 470 Malley Drive in Northglenn; 4400 Grape St. and 995 Wewatta St. in Denver; 3179 South Peoria Ct. in Aurora; and 4151 East Kentucky Ave. in Glendale.
“Belushi’s Farm can’t wait to enter into the great cannabis state of Colorado,” said Belushi in a statement. “It will be our first statewide partnership outside of our flagship farm in Oregon.”
He continued: “The Green Solution is the top cultivator in Colorado and their mission of healing falls right smack in line with the Blues Brothers’ belief in the power of cannabis: music, mischievousness and, as they say in the movie, a Mission from God. We will be bringing our mission, our harmonicas, and the original Blues Brothers music to the stages of Colorado soon. Let’s all celebrate.”
Belushi’s work in the cannabis industry is now being documented on a new television show called “Growing Belushi,” which airs on The Discovery Channel in partnership with Live Nation. Belushi, known for his roles on “Saturday Night Live,” “According to Jim” and “The Principal,” currently offers three signature brands at his cannabis business, including Belushi’s Secret Stash, Captain Jack’s and The Blues Brothers.
“In addition to his comic and music talents, Jim Belushi has developed an exceptional cannabis product through Belushi’s Farm and we couldn’t be more excited about being the first to welcome them to Colorado,” said Kyle Speidell, co-founder and co-president of TGS in a statement. “Jim is a skilled cannabis producer and is involved in everything from farming to production. This isn’t just a celebrity-endorsed brand. He is also a passionate supporter of veterans’ causes, which, as a veteran-owned company, is something that aligns with The Green Solution.”
Jim Belushi is a well-known advocate for cannabis who believes that his brother, who died of an overdose, would have benefitted from the use of medical marijuana. He noted in the statement that it’s the ideal way to help with pain management and to help heal the harms of the War on Drugs. Belushi also serves as an advisor to the Last Prisoner Project and fights for social justice and racial equality in the cannabis space.\
TGS notes that, when available, consumers can pick up The Blues Brothers at all aforementioned locations.