About Last Night’s cannabis infused meal with Jim Belushi.

Kitchen Toke’s dinner with Jim Belushi

Chicago-based Kitchen Toke is a multimedia company focused on the art and science of cooking with cannabis. The company’s founder Joline Rivera recently enjoyed conversation and a “responsibly dosed” meal with Jim Belushi. Catch the long-form video here

Belushi along with Christie Hefner and others are stakeholders in Oregon-based Belushi’s Farm, which cultivates cannabis and merchandises them via Blues Brothers and other iconic brands. When asked about how he intends to interweave acting with cannabis entrepreneurship moving forward, Belushi explained to Kitchen Toke:

“I combined both of them. I still like to act. I still like to write. And I still like to direct, produce, and all that kind of stuff. Why don’t I do a reality show around cannabis and farming, so I can do both things at once? And so that’s what I’ve done. I’m acting like a farmer.”

Cannablurbs deep dive with leaf.trade

Based in Chicago and published by entrepreneur and cannabis industry strategist Colin Keeler, Cannablurbs is an insightful and entertaining look at market trends and change-makers. 

Keeler recently spoke with Michael Piermont, co-founder and chief revenue officer of Chicago-based Leaf Trade, about what it’s like serving 100 percent of the Illinois-based dispensaries with his company’s wholesale distribution software platform. Leaf Trade late last year raised $4.5 million in venture capital from Chicago-based Hyde Park Angels. 

Read the full article here and subscribe to Cannablurbs here

NFL veteran Kyle Turley spreads claims in USA Today that cannabis combats COVID-19

While organizations like the American Lung Association beg to differ, former NFL All Pro and current daily toker and dispensary owner Kyle Turley shares with USA Today why he believes cannabis can be part of the cure for coronavirus.

“The science behind this is real,” he said. “Are we going to go into quarantine? Or are we going to live? And if you choose cannabis, I’m here to tell you that you’re going to live.”

Thee is no medical evidernce that cannabis products cures or treats COVID-19. Read the full story on Turley’s claims here

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Brad Spirrison is a journalist, serial entrepreneur and media ecologist. He lives in Chicago with his son. Interests include music, meditation and Miles Davis.