Mike Tyson could tell any story filled with outlandish exploits and you’d believe him. His life is full of contradictions and complexities that few of us could ever comprehend. For example, if you’d told me ten years ago that Tyson would eventually try to construct his own cannabis empire, I wouldn’t understand how that would work, but I’d believe you.
That possibility has become reality, thanks to the 40-acre cannabis farm he’s building out in California. Tyson’s also establishing himself as part of the new crop of weed celebrities, generating headlines of his weed-related adventures like this one: “Mike Tyson Once Boxed While High…And Won.”
Tyson recently sat down with Joe Rogan, another celebrity tied to marijuana, touching upon fame, how Tyson was hypnotized before boxing matches, and more. But a major topic of conversation was Tyson’s drug usage, and how he got involved with cannabis.
To get Tyson to bed, his mom used to give him alcohol and marijuana at the age of 10 years old. He also tried LSD for the first time around that same time. But Tyson told Rogan that now he uses cannabis because it helps regulate his mood and not get stuck inside his head.
“If I didn’t smoke, I would have a bad day. I’m a real moody guy without it,” Tyson said. “It smooths me out, like I’m a whole different person. It makes me on top of my game.
“I like who I am when I smoke,” he added. “Without weed I don’t like who I am sometimes. That’s the real. I don’t like that guy, I want to get away from that guy.”
Tyson will soon film a TV comedy series loosely based on his adventures as a cannabis entrepreneur called “Rolling With the Punches”. The show will follow a similar format to Larry David’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, with Tyson starring as himself.
Following the interview, Tyson gifted Rogan with a giant box of cannabis goodies inside. You can watch him unbox it below.