Mike Tyson, partners break ground on California marijuana ranch

EXCLUSIVE	The Blast

EXCLUSIVE The Blast

Tyson has had problems with marijuana before.

Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson's secret plan to revolutionise the pot industry in America with a super one-stop pot-shop amusement park compound in California has been revealed. That really is a green thumb.

The recreational use of marijuana has become legal in California as of January 1, and Tyson wanted a piece of the action.

And that is just the beginning. The ranch will also boast a hydro-feed plant and supply store, an extraction facility, an edible factory, premium glamping campgrounds and cabins, and an amphitheater.

The facility will feature how-to classes taught by Tyson and will devote 20 acres to growing cannabis that will deliver "high-quality strains of THC and CBD". Tyson's resort comes with the praise of California City Mayor Jennifer Wood, who says the resort will lead to new job opportunities and will continue to benefit the continued research and availability of medicinal marijuana.

The ranch will also operate Tyson Holistic, which will cater to military veterans, The Blast wrote.

The passage of Proposition 64 in November 2016 legalized the sale and cultivation of recreational marijuana for adults in California, but it has numerous restrictions, Deadline.com noted. He also said he used marijuana when he was sentenced for cocaine possession in 2007. Los Angeles and San Francisco hadn't authorised shops in time to get state licenses and other cities, such as Riverside and Fresno, blocked sales altogether. Stay tuned for more on the ranch's grand opening.

"He always wanted me to smoke weed with him, and I never did it, and I wish I did", Tyson said during the phone interview.

He also said that not smoking with Tupac was one of the biggest regrets of his life.

Tyson, 51, has always been a fan of marijuana, especially for its plethora of clinical reasons, most importantly, treating excruciating pain in the body.

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