A decade ago, Jim Belushi fell in love with Oregon while on a family vacation. “I went naked into the cold-ass [Rogue] river!” he says. “When I came out, I thought ‘I belong here.'”
First the actor bought five acres 12 miles north of Medford. Then he bought another 85 acres. Now Belushi is a bonafide Oregonian.
- When Oregon went legal in 2017, he began growing. “Captain Jack,” who supplied The Blues Brothers with Afghan weed back in the day, is cultivating at Belushi’s Farm.
- Belushi saw Medford’s run-down 1930 Holly Theatre and had his non-Blues Brothers band — the Sacred Hearts — headline a restoration benefit concert. He raised nearly $200,000.
- “If John was a pothead, he’d be alive today,” Belushi says.
- Two decades into Christianity, Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine found himself outside of Headbanger’s Ball and in the throes of a cancer battle. Now he sees the divine in CBD. “I think the world is just now finding out the beauty of cannabis,” he says.