Mike Tyson, the former heavyweight champion and one-time most-feared-man on the planet, has traded in his boxing gloves for gardening gloves. In December, Tyson and his business partners broke ground on a 40-acre plot of land near Death Valley, which will become a cannabis ranch, farm and resort.
The Blast, a new celebrity site created by TMZ co-founder Mike Walters, was first to break the news and reports Tyson Ranch will be dedicating 20 acres of the property for cannabis growing facilities that “will allow master growers to have maximum control of their environment.” There will also be a Tyson Cultivation School to teach growers the latest and greatest ways to perfect their own strains.
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The Blast also lists Tyson’s business partners as Robert Hickman, Jay Strommen and also city mayor Jennifer Wood. That’s right. Tyson is working with the mayor on this project.
Along with growing high-grade cannabis, Tyson Ranch will feature:
- Hydro-feed plant and supply store
- Extraction facility
- Edible factory
- Premium “glamping” campgrounds and cabins
On Monday, cannabis retail sales become legal in California, opening up the most coveted market in America. The state’s recreational marijuana industry is forecast to be worth $7 billion by 2020. California is the sixth state to allow recreational sales.
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Tyson has been a longtime believer in the healing properties of marijuana, and his ranch will work to improve the medical research and treatment of the plant, The Blast reports.