MIKE TYSON is looking to build a 407-Acre marijuana-themed holiday resort in California which he is calling “the Lollapalooza of cannabis”.
The ring legend, 52, started his own company in 2016 called Tyson Holistic Holdings and now owns his own cannabis farm in southern California.
Iron Mike is taking advantage of the state’s legalisation of recreational marijuana.
The Tyson Ranch has 20 acres for master growers of weed.
The former boxer also runs the Tyson Cultivation School to teach farmers how to grow and develop their strains – and wants a video game arena.
The area has its own amphitheatre complete with luxury camping area and cabins.
But now the former ‘Baddest man on the planet’ plans to open his very own 407-Acre weed holiday resort that will have a music festival and a specially designed ‘lazy river’ for his guests to relax on.
I thought about how much good I could do by helping people with cannabis
Tyson – who once smoked cannabis with TV’s Piers Morgan in a podcast – and his business partner, Rob Hickman, refer to the new holiday resort as “the Lollapalooza of cannabis.”
The resort aims to help people understand the health benefits of marijuana, enjoy the drug on site and listen to live music.
THEY HAD ME ON OPIATES – THEY SCREWED ME UP
Tyson, who once said he ‘killed the monster inside him’ by smoking toad venom in the desert, told Cannabis Tech Today: “I thought about how much good I could do by helping people with cannabis. It was a no-brainer.
“I’ve been fighting for over 20 years, and my body has a lot of wear and tear.
“I had two surgeries and I used marijuana to calm my nerves, and it would take the pain away. But before, they had me on those opiates, and those opiates had me all screwed up.
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Tyson’s business partner Hickman said: “He’s building a holistic centre for health and wellness.
“There will be testing in the university. It’s going to be about educating people on the healing benefits, how to grow, and how to be in proper business.”
Medical marijuana has been legalised in California for 20 years and Tyson’s ranch is carrying out research to help develop its clinical benefits.