Iron Mike Tyson might have hung up his gloves for good in 2005, but that doesn’t mean his pound-for-pound fists are now useless. Apparently, the former heavyweight champion has a green thumb and he’s already planning to set up shop. But it’s not just any ordinary plantation business. Tyson is seeking to capitalize on California’s recent legalization of medical marijuana by building a sprawling weed resort that will serve as a pot oasis located at the heart of the Mojave Desert.
According to The Blast, Tyson and two other business associates have teamed up to create the massive marijuana resort, which will be called the Tyson Ranch.
Tyson Ranch will reportedly be split in two, with 20 acres dedicated to the growth and development of marijuana supplies. There will also be a Tyson Cultivation School that aims to educate other parties on how to properly cultivate marijuana. Meanwhile, the other half will serve as the resort area with facilities like an amphitheater and premium glamping grounds where people can relax while using cannabis products. Mayor Jennifer Wood, for her part, touted the business venture as a golden opportunity that could potentially trigger a rebirth for the town.
Tyson has long been a vocal supporter of the use of medical marijuana. He once tested positive for the use of marijuana during his active boxing career that resulted in the overruling of his TKO win over Andrew Golota back in 2000.