Mike Tyson is working on a new resort that guarantees you’re “ganja” have a good time!
Tyson is already well known for being a former professional boxer from 1985 to 2005. He reigned as the undisputed world heavyweight champion and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title.
These days, though, Tyson is living a much different kind of life. He and his partners have been running a company called Tyson Holistic since 2016, selling marijuana merchandise, premium marijuana strains, extracts, and edibles.
But on top of that, Tyson has started developing Tyson Ranch near Desert Hot Springs in California, which is over 400 acres worth of weed-themed tourism attractions. Work began in December of 2017, but there’s no end date set for when it will be fully completed.
The ranch is designed to be a “wonderland of weed,” or “the Lollapalooza of cannabis” as Tyson and his business partner Rob Hickman like to describe it as.
Tyson is hoping to use the ranch for cannabis research and education, centering around the use of marijuana for health purposes. Business partner Hickman has described the vision as a “holistic center for health and wellness” where they will do testing, and also educate people on “the healing benefits, how to grow, and how to be in proper business.”
On top of that, as a tourist attraction, it will include things like a luxury hotel, about 200 glamping tents, a large outdoor stage for music festivals, and a huge lazy river that takes an hour to make the full circle.
Tyson has already hosted the first Kind Music Festival on-site back in February. The festival gives people the ability to listen to music and enjoy marijuana at the same time (legally!), while also learning about the health benefits of the drug.
This project seems pretty personal to Tyson. When speaking to Cannabis Tech Today, Tyson spoke about how his career as a professional fighter really took its toll on his body. But the opiates that they had him on had him “all screwed up.”
Once he started using marijuana instead, it would calm his nerves and “take the pain away” without the same side effects of opiates.
“I thought about how much good I could do by helping people with cannabis. It was a no-brainer.”