Mike Tyson, partners break ground on California marijuana ranch

Former US heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson to cash in on California marijuana legislation with cannabis farm

Mike Tyson, partners break ground on California marijuana ranch

According to the Washington Post, Tyson, along with his business partners, have always been eager to jump into the legal weed business, and broke ground on a 40-acre ranch in November.

The ranch is located near Edwards Air Force Base with expectations of "creating lots of jobs, as well as connect with and give back to the community", according to the website.

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A Tyson Cultivation School will be opened to teach growers the latest ways to flawless their strain of cannabis.

The Blast reports Tyson's 40-acre facility is set to become a marijuana Mecca as Californian entrepreneurs rush to meet the so-called "Green Rush" of growing demand for cannabis in the state.

The 51-year-old likely hopes California's decision to legalize cannabis for recreational use will spark a boom in the marijuana trade across the state.

According to The Sun, the 40-acre facility is unofficially called Tyson Ranch.

Tyson Holistic, the company that owns the cannabis resort, employs mainly veterans and says that taking care of those who have served in the military is a top priority.

Tyson has had problems with marijuana before. This provided Tyson, and others, the opportunity to sell the drug legally with a license. It sounds like a possibility, as Tyson Ranch will also contain a dedicated resort with campgrounds, cabins and an amphitheater.

Tyson has admitted to using marijuana during his boxing career.

Tyson has been a long-time, avid defender of the positive uses of marijuana and its ability to to be used as an anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, antioxidant and antipsychotic agent, as well as being used to treat PTSD.

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