You know what they say: every good fighter knows when to hang up his gloves and open up a cannabis farming megaplex. Right? Mike Tyson is clearly heeding that old bit of wisdom, as he just broke ground on a 40-acre marijuana ranch in California City, California, that will allow the former boxer to dip his toes into multiple aspects of the weed industry.
Late last month, Tyson and a squad of business partners traveled to California City, a desert town located roughly 60 miles southwest of Death Valley National Park, to break ground on a state-of-the-art facility that will produce a large amount of premium marijuana, The Blast reported.
The farm, which will aptly be named Tyson Ranch, has been described by business partner Robert Hickman as an â€śoasis in the desert.â€ť
â€śUndeveloped lands are primed to be cultivated,â€ť Hickman told the outlet. Sure enough, California City and surrounding municipalities are bracing for a so-called â€śGreen Rushâ€ť that may bring a slew of weed prospectors hoping to get rich by growing and selling marijuana.
Half of the land at Tyson Ranch will be set aside for cultivation facilities that â€świll allow master growers to have maximum control of their environment.â€ť Wannabe growers can attend the planned Tyson Cultivation School so they can learn the secrets of the trade.
The other half of the tract will be home to a hydro-feed plant and supply store, an extraction facility, an edible factory, cabins for â€śglampingâ€ť (luxurious camping, basically), and even an amphitheater.
Even if youâ€™re not a fan of the ganja, Tyson Ranch may put a smile on your face since the company that operates it, Tyson Holistic, mainly hires veterans and seeks to create jobs for military families residing at the nearby Edwards Air Force.