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California’s legalization of marijuana is very attractive to new and current cannabis entrepreneurs. Enter former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson and his partners, who in December broke ground on a plot for a 40-acre cannabis resort and ranch in California City. Located in the Mojave Desert, the town is a short 110 miles northeast of Los Angeles, which makes it a perfect location for a quick weekend getaway.
The Washington Post reports Tyson and his business partners Robert Hickman and Jay Strommen have been eager to jump in and capitalize on the legal marijuana business.
The Blast reports Tyson Holistic will run the resort operating under the name Tyson Ranch.
A Lush Green Cannabis Resort in California’s Mojave Desert
Tyson Ranch plans to set aside 20 acres for cultivation by “master growers.” According to The Blast, the property will also feature educational facilities to help growers refine their craft or learn to become a "master grower".
Additional plans for the cannabis resort and ranch include an edibles factory with visitor tours, an amphitheater, and areas for glamping up close to the emerald plants.
Jennifer Wood, California City’s mayor, is also pretty excited about the new venture’s economic impact for the town. At the groundbreaking of the cannabis resort last fall, Wood said the ranch would help to engineer a “rebirth” for her town, a planned city that never flourished the way its developers in the 1950s envisioned.
Tyson’s partner Hickman stated the “undeveloped lands” in California City “are primed to be cultivated.” The City has sought to boost its economy in recent years by attracting cannabis-related businesses.
Tyson Ranch will grant consumers and growers a safe haven to come together and enjoy the benefits of the plant. Although the legal sale and consumption of recreational marijuana for adults over the age of 21 went into effect on Monday, January 1, the law does not allow people to smoke or consume cannabis in public places, bars or buildings outside of their homes.
The heavyweight champion has been a long-time user of cannabis and has spoken out in the past about it during his boxing career. Fined in 2000 for testing positive for marijuana, Tyson’s technical knockout and win against Andrew Golota was changed to “no contest.” This new marijuana experience and cannabis resort venture look like a much more positive one for Tyson, with huge potential for lucrative benefits.
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