The former boxing heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is becoming a California marijuana entrepreneur. His new marijuana complex will have 20-acres to grow weed, an amphitheater, and an “edible factory”.
The boxing superstar once known as Iron Mike could soon be known as Stoned Mike as Tyson, his business associates, and California City mayor Jennifer Wood were present to celebrate the beginning of construction on the site. Along with the ranch, Tyson is thinking about other ways to utilize his new venture, including by trademarking “Iron Mike Genetics,” which will be used at the facility in part to “work to improve the medical research and treatment of the plant,” according to CBS Sports.
The location near to Edwards Air Force Base, and according to The Blast, “taking care of men and women who have served in the armed forces is a top priority” for Tyson Holistic, the company that will operate the resort, to be called Tyson Ranch. The Blast noted that cannabidiol, a marijuana extract that does not provide the “high” famously associated with tetrahydrocannabinol, has been used by some veterans to treat cases of post-traumatic stress disorder, and it is touted by advocates as having other therapeutic properties as well.
“Tyson Ranch” will reportedly set aside 20 acres for the cultivation of marijuana by “master growers,” while the property will also feature facilities to help the growers and those interested in becoming one. In addition, the ranch will offer an “edibles factory,” an amphitheater and areas for “glamping.”
The Blast writes that Tyson has spoken in the past about using marijuana extensively during his boxing career, as well as having been addicted at times to cocaine. His October 2000 win by technical knockout over Andrew Golota was subsequently changed to “no contest” after Tyson tested positive for marijuana.
While there’s no set date for when the ranch will officially open, Tyson is hoping his latest venture will be a knockout.