Mike Tyson Breaks Ground on Cannabis Resort in Nevada

Mike Tyson Breaks Ground on Cannabis Resort in Nevada

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After a lifetime of conquering opponents in the ring, legendary boxer Mike Tyson has set his sights on a new opponent: the legal cannabis industry. On Dec. 20, 2017, Tyson broke ground on a 40-acre cannabis resort in California City, Nevada.

Dubbed Tyson Ranch, the cannabis resort is set to feature cannabis friendly amenities and activities, such as luxury camping as well as an extraction facility and edibles factory.

Approximately 20 acres of the resort will be solely dedicated to cannabis cultivation and will offer cultivation classes to prospective growers under the name Tyson Cultivation School.

At the ground breaking ceremony, California City Mayor Jennifer Wood offered her full support for the project and thanked Mike Tyson for bringing the cannabis industry to her town.

“In bringing this industry to our city, you’ve actually kind of rebirthed our city,” Wood said, as quoted by Wide World of Sports. “We now have an industry that’s going to provide medical cannabis to people in need and also provide jobs, revenue, and income for a lot of people that work in our city.”

William Sumner, a freelance writer and marijuana journalist, was a staff writer for MJINews from May 2014 through February 2018. You can follow him on Twitter @W_Sumner.

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