Marijuana is now legal in California, and former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson plans to take advantage of it by opening his very own farm called the “Tyson Ranch.”
Deadline reports that the “boxing icon and occasional actor broke ground last week to build a 40-acre marijuana farm” ahead of the competition to profit off the new law, which legalizes the production, harvest, and consumption of the formerly illegal cannabis plant for recreational use.
Dubbing it the “Tyson Ranch,” the huge farm sits some 60 miles southwest of Death Valley in the California City desert. The plot of land is said to allow growers to be in full control of the environment, allowing them to grow high-quality produce.
“An avid advocate of the medicinal and healing attributes of marijuana, Tyson’s farm will also have a Tyson Cultivation School which will teach growers the latest methods in cannabis production,” states the Deadline report. “Tyson Holistic will run the ranch and will focus on treatment for men and women who have suffered from psychological ailments during military service.”
Tyson Holistic, which is the company Mike Tyson established to manage the facility and its produce, will be comprised of veteran growers. It is also reported to feature a resort, allowing would-be stoners to make camp and live in a smoke-friendly environment.
Beyond cannabis production, the facility will include a store for enthusiast growers, an extraction facility, an edible factory, and an amphitheater.
California legalized marijuana in 2016 following the passage of Prop 64 with 57% of the vote, making it the largest and most populous state to legalize it.
Despite its legalization in California, marijuana remains federally prohibited, so stoners will not be able to transport anything they buy across state lines or on planes.