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 “oasis in the desert.”
“Undeveloped lands are primed to be cultivated,” Hickman told the outlet. Sure enough, California City and surrounding municipalities are bracing for a so-called “Green Rush” 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 “will allow master growers to have maximum control of their environment.” 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 “glamping” (luxurious camping, basically), and even an amphitheater.
Even if you’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.