Inside Mike Tyson's pot empire - from 'premium cannabis' to plans

Hot boxing! Inside Mike Tyson's pot empire - from 'premium cannabis' to plans for a 420-acre marijuana holiday resort in the California desert with a 'weed university' and music festival venue

  • Mike Tyson created Tyson Holistic in 2016 where he sells premium strains of cannabis and is developing the 418-acre Tyson Ranch near Desert Hot Springs 
  • The ranch will be a marijuana resort with a luxury hotel, glamping tents, the longest lazy river in the word, a music festival venue and a Tyson University
  • Weed will be sold and visitors will be allowed to smoke anywhere in the park 
  • In February he threw the inaugural Kind Festival at the site of the future ranch where Miguel and A$AP Ferg performed  
  • The 52-year-old former world heavyweight champ doesn’t grow any of the weed himself, but works with local farmers and approves the high-grade cannabis
  • He’s put his lucrative name on various strains of marijuana, expanded into CBD dog treats, and hemp-oil muscle rub
  • His business is in negotiations to build another Tyson Ranch on the border of Florida and Georgia 

 

Mike Tyson is putting down his boxing gloves and lighting up a joint instead as he spearheads a holistic marijuana company and sets in motion plans to open an over-the-top weed resort in the middle of the California desert.

The 52-year-old former world heavyweight champ created his company Tyson Holistic in 2016 and sells an array of marijuana merchandise as well as premium marijuana strains, extracts, and edibles.

But now the former fighter is developing an elaborate 420-acre marijuana playground near Desert Hot Springs that’ll house a music festival and the world’s longest lazy river.

The ranch broke ground in December 2017 but is yet to be fully built. It’s designed to be a wonderland of weed with tourist attractions, a luxury hotel, glamping tents, a lazy river that will take a full hour to cross, and an ampitheater for music festivals and concerts. There will even be a Tyson University to teach cannabis-cultivation techniques to future farmers.

‘I thought about how much good I could do by helping people with cannabis. It was a no brainer,’ Tyson said on the business venture to Cannabis Tech Today. 
Mike Tyson shows off his cannabis at his facilities in California:

Boxer Mike Tyson is building a weed empire selling premium strains of cannabis, CBD products, and has plans to create a 418-acre marijuana resort where attendees can learn about cannabis and smoke freely

Boxer Mike Tyson is building a weed empire selling premium strains of cannabis, CBD products, and has plans to create a 418-acre marijuana resort where attendees can learn about cannabis and smoke freely

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He has broken ground on an elaborate 418-acre Tyson Ranch near Desert Hot Springs that will include a luxury hotel, glamping tents, the longest lazy river in the word, and a music festival venue. A rendering for the resort pictured above

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The proposal for the elaborate resort pictured above. The ranch, located near Desert Hot Springs and Palm Springs,  will include a Tyson University to educate future farmers on how to cultivate marijuana

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Tyson pictured above on the massive ranch that broke ground in 2017 and is yet to be built

Following Tyson’s boxing career he endured years of substance abuse and weed helped him come out of his rut.

‘It changed his life. He’s the perfect person,’ Tyson’s business partner Rob Hickman said on their partnership in an interview with GQ.

In October the company had a full-fledged map plan for the elaborate ranch, however it’s not clear just how much progress has been made.

Tyson says the vision is to educate and engage the public in the healing properties of cannabis and CBD.

Attendants will be allowed to smoke anywhere in the park, except for areas where liquor is sold. Weed will not be grown there, only sold, as Tyson partners with big marijuana retail companies.

Despite becoming the head of a weed empire, Tyson doesn’t actually grow or produce any of the marijuana himself.

Instead it’s all sourced and inspected to reach his high standards and is given Tyson’s seal of dank approval. His strains must be cultivated indoors, harvested based on maturity, cured over 30 days to ensure natural flavornoids, naturally derived, hand trimmed, pesticide-free and lab tested, according to the Tyson Holistic website.

Tyson pictured breaking ground at the ranch site on December 20

Tyson pictured breaking ground at the ranch site on December 20

Tyson says that weed save him when he was spiraling with severe substance abuse and so he founded his cannabis company in 2016 to make weed accessible

Tyson says that weed save him when he was spiraling with severe substance abuse and so he founded his cannabis company in 2016 to make weed accessible

Tyson says the vision is to educate and engage the public in the healing properties of Cannabis and CBD

Tyson says the vision is to educate and engage the public in the healing properties of Cannabis and CBD

The 52-year-old former world heavyweight champ doesn't grow any of the weed himself, but works with local farmers and approves high-grade cannabis

The 52-year-old former world heavyweight champ doesn’t grow any of the weed himself, but works with local farmers and approves high-grade cannabis

He sells an array of high-grade strains and marijuana merchandise such as this grinder and tray

He sells an array of high-grade strains and marijuana merchandise such as this grinder and tray

‘We’re not burdened with bad crops. We’re not burdened with legalities. We’re selling paper. Packaging. And market share,’ Hickman said.

Tyson runs his marijuana business from his warehouse office in El Segundo, California where he’s visited by friends like Sean Penn and Roseanne as he works on expanding his empire with a podcast called Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson and shooting a reel for a TV show on his venture.

He’s put his lucrative name on various strains of marijuana, expanded into CBD dog treats, and hemp-oil muscle rub.

Though the resort is yet to fully come to  life, Tyson has already rolled out music festivals at the site.

In February hundred of people gathered outside Palm Springs on the site of the resort for the inaugural Kind Festival where Miguel and A$AP Ferg performed. Revelers enjoyed smoking weed with Tyson, the music, and had a taste of what the future ranch would host.

 

 

Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk / By MARLENE LENTHANG FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

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