Mike Tyson to launch marijuana resort in California

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The former boxer wants to give marijuana users a resort destination

If his prowess in the boxing ring (sans the whole Evander Holyfield fiasco) is any indication, Mike Tyson should make a killing in marijuana. The former boxer has reportedly broken ground on a 40-acre cannabis resort in California that is designed to give marijuana growers and consumers a recreational getaway from the hustle and bustle of their everyday lives.

Tyson started working on the ranch last month in California City, a town located in the Mojave Desert about two hours away from Los Angeles. The ranch, aptly named Tyson Ranch, is also only a short distance from Edwards Air Force Base. This is by design, as the company operating the ranch, Tyson Holistic, is dedicated to “taking care of men and women who have served in the armed forces.”

The ranch will be developed by Tyson along with Robert Hickman and Jay Strommen, as well as a few other partners. They were all joined by the mayor of California City, Jennifer Wood, at the groundbreaking ceremony and Wood expects the ranch to help revitalize the town.

In total, the ranch occupies 412 acres. It will also host the Kind Music Festival, a one-day event scheduled for February 23. In addition to the live music, the event will offer food trucks, inflatable rides, mazes and a special “chillville,” which provide 100 specialty bean bags for relaxation. Unfortunately, due to regulations, cannabis and cannabis products will not be available for purchase at the event (but consumption is unquestionably acceptable).