It's 2019 and more people than ever are scrambling on board the marijuana bandwagon. With more and more states across the US legalizing both the recreational and medicinal use of the green stuff, people are smoking more pot than ever before.
And one big name that advocates for marijuana legalization is boxing champion, Mike Tyson. The boxer, who was once dubbed "the baddest man on the planet" for his controversial behavior in and out of the ring, is certainly living a very different lifestyle to the one that he was living in his boxing days.
The heavy-weight champion has sat back, relaxed, and replaced those famous boxing gloves with a joint. Yep, you read that correctly. Tyson's latest venture is a huge one for the cannabis movement and is pretty much every stoner's dream come true.
Where do we sign up?
Mike Tyson is one of the most iconic boxers of all time.
via: GettyHe began his career with nineteen consecutive knockouts; he won his first thirty-seven fights and was the heavyweight champion of the world at the ripe age of twenty years old. It's needless to say that he is one of the biggest names in the world of boxing.
Though he has now hung up his boxing gloves.
He has been criticized in the past.
But Tyson began turning his life around.
via: Getty ImagesAfter years of substance abuse, Tyson now admits to using medicinal marijuana to relieve his muscle pain. Having found his new passion, in 2016, the heavyweight champion launched "Tyson Holistic," which sells a number of marijuana products and merchandise.
He wanted to educate people on the healing properties of cannabis.interview, Tyson explained, "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".
And he believes that cannabis can cure other drug addictions.
CBD has been proven to carry many healing properties.
via: GettyCBD, which is a cannabis compound with no psychoactive properties, has been found to be an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-psychotic agent, and is regularly used in products to help with a variety of different illnesses and conditions.
Introducing: Tyson Ranch.
It will cover 407 acres in Southern California.
via: GettyTyson hasn't wasted any time in cashing in on the state's recent legalization. California is the 6th state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. California's mayor, Jennifer Wood, is apparently thrilled with the project and has claimed that it will be a "rebirth" of what California City once was.
The site will be home to a number of attractions.
via: Tyson RanchIt's every stoner's Disneyland. The plot, which is around sixty miles outside of Death Valley National Park, will include a hotel, a "luxury glamping campsite," a swimming pool, and a "lazy river". There will also be an edible goods factory, and educational sessions for guests to learn about the benefits of cannabis use. Sounds like a hazy paradise to us.
There was even a music festival.
The ranch will also provide educational opportunities.You were wrong if you thought that people would just be relaxing around the pool and getting high all day (though that's what they will mostly be doing...). People will be given the opportunity to be educated on how to safely grow cannabis, the health benefits of the plant and how to efficiently and, most importantly, legally run a business out of it.
20 acres of the land will be dedicated to growing.
But don't worry, it's all legal.
Tyson Ranch will also make their own products.
Though Tyson Ranch isn't all about the profit.
Tyson also aims to help veterans.
via: ShutterstockTyson's existing brand, Tyson Holistics, is comprised mainly of veteran employees. Tyson explained, “I’m a big fan of veterans and I think they’ve given a lot to our country and we should give some back in return … Especially with all of the addiction that many of them come back with".