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Hot boxing! Inside Mike Tyson's pot empire - from 'premium cannabis' to plans for a...


Mike Tyson is putting down his boxing gloves and lighting up a joint instead as he spearheads a holistic marijuana company and sets in motion plans to open an over-the-top weed resort in the middle of the California desert. 

The 52-year-old former world heavyweight champ created his company Tyson Holistic in 2016 and sells an array of marijuana merchandise as well as premium marijuana strains, extracts, and edibles. 

But now the former fighter is developing an elaborate 420-acre marijuana playground near Desert Hot Springs that'll house a music festival and the world's longest lazy river. 

The ranch broke ground in December 2017 but is yet to be fully built. It's designed to be a wonderland of weed with tourist attractions, a luxury hotel, glamping tents, a lazy river that will take a full hour to cross, and an ampitheater for music festivals and concerts. There will even be a Tyson University to teach cannabis-cultivation techniques to future farmers.