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Inside Mike Tyson's pot empire and plans for a 420-acre weed resort

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 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, Weed Throughout History and the World 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

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

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 

The proposal for Assorted Bear Delights 150mg THC – Aura Extract 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

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 o

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    A grab of Tyson’s website for his marijuana empire pictured above 

    In February he threw the inaugural Kind Festival at the site of the future ranch where Miguel and A$AP Ferg performed. The ribbon cutting for the ceremony pictured above 

    The festival was the first event to take place at the ranch, pictured above surrounded by desert

    Hundreds attended the festival in February where A$AP Ferg and Miguel performed

    Guests pictured in plush comfy chairs near the main stage

    Festival attendees toked as they enjoyed the performance 

    ‘Mike Tyson’s building a whole ranch out here, y’all!’ It’s gonna have the world’s longest lazy river! This s**t is serious!’ the DJ at the festival shouted at the buzzing crowd. 

    At the moment Tyson and two other partners have financed everything for the ranch themselves, but he says he’s had offers from a big private-equity firm as well as big bands ‘standing in line’ to play at the next Kind Fest scheduled for this fall.

    Hickman is also in negotiations at the moment to build another Tyson Ranch on the border of Florida and Georgia – though the two states don’t legally allow for recreational pot.  

    Hickman says that even if the California cannabis laws swing back in California – the resort will still be lucrative .

    ‘I’ll have a Great Wolf Lodge for kids. I’ve got TopGolf. I’ll have the longest lazy river. They can drink piña coladas and float around all they want. I have a stadium that will house UFC events, boxing events, big concerts. I’ll have a university teaching people agriculture and how to run businesses, that’s in a curriculum from UCLA. Even if I have to cut marijuana out of it—I still got a pretty cool business to run out there,’ he said to the magazine.  

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