Mike Tyson wants to expand his California ranch into 'the Lollapalooza of cannabis'

Iron Mike plans to use the resort to hold a music festival, build a video game arena and install a “lazy river” where guests can float and chill

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Tyson's ranch already has 20 acres reserved for cannabis cultivation, and his portfolio of cannabis endeavours includes the Tyson Ranch and the Tyson Cultivation School. Jerritt Clark/Getty Images

Boxing legend Mike Tyson has announced that he is building a 407-acre, cannabis-themed resort in southern California.

Tyson has long been a cannabis enthusiast, even owning his own cannabis farm. Now the 52-year-old wants to expand by turning his California ranch into “the Lollapalooza of cannabis.”

Tyson’s ranch already has 20-acre reserved for cannabis cultivation. His portfolio of cannabis endeavours includes the Tyson Ranch and the Tyson Cultivation School — which teaches farmers how to successfully grow cannabis and develop signature cultivars, all under a company called Tyson Holistic Holdings.

Iron Mike says he plans to use the resort to hold a music festival, build a video game arena and install a “lazy river” where guests can float and chill.

“I thought about how much good I could do by helping people with cannabis. It was a no-brainer,” Tyson told Cannabis & Tech Today earlier this year. “I’ve been fighting for over 20 years, and my body has a lot of wear and tear. I had two surgeries and I used marijuana to calm my nerves, and it would take the pain away. But before, they had me on those opiates, and those opiates had me all screwed up.”

The resort intends to educate guests on the benefits of cannabis consumption, as well as allowing them a safe space to consume, enjoy live music and relax.

“He’s building a holistic centre for health and wellness,” said Tyson’s business partner Rob Hickman. “There will be testing at the university. It’s going to be about educating people on the healing benefits, how to grow, and how to be in proper business.”

 

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