Weed grower Jim Belushi takes care of microdosing, buying seeds for Dan Aykroyd and Guy Fieri infused ice cream

“I just do a little bit to reduce anxiety and also to help me sleep. But I’m not like a stoner.

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The Emmy Award-winning actor-turned-cannabis producer doesn’t consider himself a stoner, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t regularly enjoy the fruits of his labor.

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Appearing virtually on Late Night with Seth Meyers this week, sitting on what appears to be a porch with his cannabis farm in the background, Belushi is asked if it’s true he’s never been stoned, sparking laughter from the studio audience.

“Oh, no, I microdose. I do a little chocolate Bhang, like 2.5 milligrams, for sleep at night,” he replies. “I make some of my cherry pie (which he would later describe as the marriage counselor because it helps sweeten couples) at the end of the day. I just do a little to reduce anxiety and also to help me sleep. But I’m not like a stoner.

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So what should Belushi be so worried about? Pests.

In a clip from the second season of Cultivate Belushi, the new farmer can be seen getting to work fighting the weed enemies.

Although he recently described his efforts to keep gophers and ground squirrels from getting high, the insects have also proven an ongoing challenge.

The clip shows Belushi discussing neem, an oil pressed from neem seeds. The organic oil has been used for hundreds of years and is said to have helped repel a variety of insects.

Seen picking up his neem wand and approaching a cannabis plant, Belushi can be heard saying, “Okay. There you go, ladies.

With Meyers pointing out that Belushi had previously portrayed himself as an accidental weed grower, he asks the actor whether or not he understands his new growing gig.

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Frankly, as always, Belushi says, “You never understand that. I mean, it’s really farming,” adding that the second season of Growing Belushi concerns the redesign of the farmhouse, from the greenhouses to the ground and the types of lights used.

This new knowledge should come in handy as Belushi soon prepares for a new harvest.

During the show’s final season, he recounts that “we went to Colombia and got these seeds for Danny Aykroyd,” one half of the Blues Brothers duo that started with Aykroyd and Belushi’s brother, John, of Saturday Night Live, Animal House and Blues Brothers fame.

Since the death of his older brother 40 years ago, Belushi has been filling in for the appearance of the Blues Brothers.

“So I have these Colombian strains that we’re 90 days from harvest,” Belushi told Meyers.

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The host jokes that the story of going to Colombia to buy seeds for Aykroyd sounds like a crazy lib, Belushi nods and laughs. “Well, he wanted a legendary seed to put the Blues Brothers on. He says, ‘Jimmy, it’s a legendary brand, the Blues Brothers. We need a legendary seed. I went there, okay.

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Screenshot of Jim Belushi talking about cannabis culture on Late Night With Seth Meyers. / Photo from Late Night with Seth Meyers, YouTube

Last December, it was reported that Belushi would be teaming up with Plant Jam, a Massachusetts-based edible cannabis company, to offer grass-infused Blues Brothers ice cream that would be available in the state.

In fact, American restaurateur Guy Fieri, who was traveling in the area, recently stopped by the farm and Belushi offered him a sample. “I made Blues Brothers infused ice cream for him,” he told Meyers.

Fieri graciously returned the favor by setting up an outdoor kitchen and making the whole team, among other things, delicious BBQ ribs and clams.

Says Meyers: “I can’t imagine anything better, if you were stoned and had a case of cravings, than Guy Fieri stopping.”

Belushi responds, “Well, let’s just say we ate each other to sleep.”

The second season of Growing Belushi is currently airing on Discovery.

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