Mike Tyson to open 40-acre Indian hemp ranch
Mike Tyson plans to open a cannabis ranch after the drug was legalised for recreational use in California.
The former undisputed heavyweight world champion, along with his two business partners, will open the property on a 40-acre plot 60 miles southwest of Death Valley National Park.
Tyson Ranch will allow growers to cultivate their crop and there will also be a cultivation school to help growers get the most out of their strains.
Tyson is a longtime believer in medical marijuana and his ranch will also carry out research to develop its clinical uses.
He is also supporting former members of the armed forces with the operating company, Tyson Holistic, employing mainly veterans.
California is expecting a marijuana boom with legalisation, and the mayor described the ranch as a “rebirth” for the city which will create needed jobs.
The state is the sixth to take such measures and pot is now legal for adults aged 21 and older, and individuals can grow up to six plants and possess as much as an ounce of the drug.