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Mike Tyson breaks ground on California marijuana ranch

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Kristopher Love | 12 January, 2018, 19:15

The former heavyweight champion, 51, has purchased 40 acres of land in California City, a town with a population of just 15,000 people southwest of Death Valley.

Get the best sports content from the web and social in the new B/R app. Tyson Ranch will also feature the Tyson Cultivation School created to teach marijuana growers the latest methods in cannabis production.

In light of Tyson's latest revelations about marijuana and the benefits of medicinal marijuana, Tyson has inspired the namesake of a strain of marijuana.

The ranch will include about 20 acres for marijuana cultivation by what The Blast called "master growers". It sounds like a possibility, as Tyson Ranch will also contain a dedicated resort with campgrounds, cabins and an amphitheater.

The boxer is a longtime believer in medical marijuana, which has been legal in California for more than 20 years, and the ranch will also carry out research to develop its clinical uses.

Indeed, the plans for Tyson's facility are quite ambitious.

The facility, unofficially titled Tyson Ranch, was uncovered on the same day the state of California celebrated the legalisation of marijuana as of January 1.

Tyson Holistic, the company that owns the cannabis resort, employs mainly veterans and says that taking care of those who have served in the military is a top priority.

Mike Tyson is going green.

The Washington Post said the groundbreaking ceremony included two of Tyson's business partners, Robert Hickman and Jay Strommen, and California City Mayor Jennifer Wood. In 2000, he was fined $200,000 after testing positive for weed after a fight in Detroit. He also said he was using pot during his 2007 arrest for possession of cocaine.