The Blues Brothers are cruising through Tulsa Tuesday, catching a glimpse of Green Country’s cannabis industry ahead of their performance at Cain’s Ballroom.
They sing, they act, they dance, they joke, and now the Blues Brothers, Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi, are in the cannabis business. This begs the question: what don’t they do?
“Oklahoma, we are the Blues Brothers,” said Belushi.
From comedy to cannabis.
“I am privileged to work with the new pioneers of Oklahoma. This was one of the strictest states that prevented cannabis use and now it’s completely turned around into a sensible place,” said Aykroyd.
The Blues Brothers are breaking into a new business, saying they want to be a part of a healthcare movement here in Oklahoma.
“We believe that cannabis is one of the great, great medicines that can lead to a pathway of healing. We’re on a mission from God,” said Belushi.
“We are,” said Aykroyd.
The Blues Brothers want to tackle the opioid crisis and expand veterans outreach. They said it starts with making medical marijuana more accessible and acceptable.
“My dad, CBD oil, 96 years old, he goes to sleep. Your friends, cancer survivors that we’ve known, people in our family with stress and trauma. My brother John who passed of an overdose,” said the Blues Brothers.
Aykroyd and Belushi are partnering with Oklahoma’s Glazed Edibles and Red-Bird Bioscience to create their own line of cannabis products. Fans poured into Seed Cannabis Company Tuesday afternoon as the two signed autographs, took pictures and showed off some of the merchandise.
“Part of a crusade and it’s a lot of fun, and we are also capitalists and entrepreneurs,” said Belushi.
Belushi and Aykroyd said at the end of the day, they are in the business of making people feel good.
“The cannabis and the music together is a natural blend,” said Belushi.
The Blues Brothers performance begins at Cain’s Ballroom at 7 p.m. and tickets are still available.