Mike Tyson breaks ground on California marijuana ranch

Mike Tyson breaks ground on California marijuana ranch


California — Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is becoming a California marijuana entrepreneur.

TheBlast reports that Tyson and partners on 20 December broke ground on a plot for a cannabis resort in California City, a remote Mojave Desert town that's about a 110-mile (177-kilometer) drive north of Los Angeles.

Partner Robert Hickman tells the website that the undeveloped lands are primed to be cultivated and that Tyson Ranch will be an oasis.

In a video of the event, California City Mayor Jennifer Wood thanks Tyson for his commitment to the community, saying the industry will provide medical marijuana to people in need, revenue, jobs and income for residents.

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:


Calls and emails from The Associated Press to a Tyson representative and the mayor were not immediately returned on Tuesday.