Jim Belushi Calls for Release of Cannabis Prisoners on ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’

Actor and comedian Jim Belushi appeared on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” last night for an interview about cannabis farming, business, and advocacy.

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Actor and cannabis entrepreneur Jim Belushi appeared on NBC’s “Late Nate with Seth Meyers” last night for an interview about cannabis farming, advocacy efforts, and the launch of the second season of “Growing Belushi,” a Discovery show about Belushi’s cannabis farm in southern Oregon.

During the interview, Belushi said that while he doesn’t get stoned, he microdoses with cannabis edibles and his own flower during evenings to help get to sleep. At one point, Meyers asked Belushi if he could share any advice for people considering becoming a professional cannabis grower — “Don’t do it,” Belushi answered. “They make it seem like a gold rush, but it is not. This is farming, Seth. I am a farmer, I am in the soil.”

“The farmer man has a tough life, let me tell you. But it’s fun, I love it,” he said.

Belushi also highlighted the importance of cannabis advocacy efforts and discussed his partnership with The Last Prisoner Project, an organization that works to get cannabis prisoners released from prison and provides re-entry assistance to formerly incarcerated cannabis prisoners.

“They (the cannabis prisoners) were the pioneers for the cannabis industry. They’re the ones that took the arrows, they’re the ones that went to jail for nonviolent cannabis crimes. Whether they had an ounce or three pounds on them, they were trying to make a living for their family. When they get thrown into prison, it collapses that family, creates more trauma. There are 40,000 men and women incarcerated right now for nonviolent cannabis crimes.” — Jim Belushi, via “Late Night with Seth Meyers”

The interview marked the second time Belushi has come on Meyer’s show to discuss his new life as a cannabis farmer. New episodes of the second season of “Growing Belushi” air Wednesday nights on Discovery.

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