Former boxing heavyweight world champion Mike Tyson is reportedly opening a California cannabis ranch to celebrate the state’s legalisation of recreational marijuana.
In a remote town of 15,000 people southwest of Death Valley, Tyson has opened up 40 acres of land at a cannabis farm called Tyson Ranch, the Daily Record reported.
Tyson is reportedly a longtime believer in medical marijuana and the Tyson Ranch will devote 20 acres to its cultivation, with research also carried out to develop its clinical uses.
The arrival of the new year saw the broad legalisation of marijuana in California, a much‑anticipated change that comes two decades after the state was the first to allow pot for medical use.
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.