'Growing Belushi': Will Jim find the super elusive Santa Marta Gold seeds he plans to grow on his farm?
'Growing Belushi' is a fresh new show that gives audiences unfiltered access to Jim Belushi's marijuana farm in Oregon, the first US state that decriminalized possession of small amounts of cannabis since 1975. Non-medical cultivation and use of marijuana was legalized in 2015 and it was the same year that Belushi bought a plot of land in the state.
He's been a long time activist and advocate of cannabis and its healing properties and the legalization news encouraged him to start growing his own and this show focuses on his business and everything he does to secure the best strains. In the second episode of the series that just started airing last week, Jim was on the lookout for three special variants of seeds: Mango Biche, Punto Rojo and Santa Marta Gold.
Jim was accompanied by his cousin Chris during this trip, the first stop of which was Bogota. There they met Steve DeAngelo who is also known as the "Godfather of Cannabis" who then guided them to a man named Condor to help them secure the Mango Biche and Punto Rojo seeds. However, Jim and Chris still couldn't secure Santa Marta Gold and the former was not ready to stop in his quest to find it.
He decided to fly to a different state in search of the most elusive seeds and it was believed that no one but a small tribe had access to it. Chris and Jim landed and their first stop was an ongoing pot festival where they saw hundreds and thousands of people on the road, smoking away, selling grass, seeds, etc, and just having a good time.
Jim spoke to people around the festival and asked if they had the seeds he was looking for, apart from having a good time looking at all those people celebrating cannabis. There was a bomb scare over there for a few minutes that caused a stampede, however, things were brought under control soon enough and it was nothing but a car backfiring.
This situation didn't scare Jim at all but a revelation by Chris sure was able to put him in a bad mood. Before flying to the next spot, Chris was required to discard the marijuana at the airport and by accident, he also discarded the Punto Rojo and Mango Biche seeds along with them. This had Jim fuming with rage but there was not much that could be done.
The next day, Jim hired a helicopter to go meet someone who he believed would have Santa Marta Gold seeds. He flew over innumerous coca fields and even though he was fascinated in the beginning, he visibly started to look like he was hurting. He immediately thought of his brother John who died due to a cocaine overdose.
Jim was later heard telling the cameras that it would mean everything if these fields could cultivate marijuana that heals instead of cocaine that destroys families. Continue watching Jim Belushi's quest to acquire Santa Marta Gold seeds in the next episode of 'Growing Belushi' that airs on Wednesdays at 10 pm on Discovery.