Mike Tyson spotted smoking a foot-long joint at marijuana festival, set to hold weed-themed festival on his ranch

Iron Mike, 52, is no stranger to the recreational drug and owns a 40-acre cannabis ranch close to California's Death Valley


                            Mike Tyson spotted smoking a foot-long joint at marijuana festival, set to hold weed-themed festival on his ranch

After an impressive career in the ring, it appears that former professional boxer Mike Tyson has decided to let loose while heading deeper into his 50s. The former world heavyweight champion was spotted enjoying himself and smoking a huge joint at a marijuana festival recently.

Iron Mike, 52, is no stranger to the recreational drug and owns a 40-acre cannabis ranch close to California's Death Valley, reports Daily Mail.

Mike Tyson arrives at the 2019 iHeartRadio Podcast Awards Presented by Capital One at the iHeartRadio Theater LA on January 18, 2019 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
Mike Tyson arrives at the 2019 iHeartRadio Podcast Awards Presented by Capital One at the iHeartRadio Theater LA on January 18, 2019 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

The boxer decided to open the ranch after the US state legalized weed. Tyson, who strongly propagates the healing properties of the drug, has even opened his own school for prospective weed growers called the Tyson Cultivation School. 

As a matter of fact, the boxer even admitted to smoking marijuana before the historical match where he beat Andrew Golota in 2000, a game he won after Golota failed to answer the bell for the third round. Although Tyson did score a technical knockout, the decision was later changed to a no contest after he tested positive for the drug after the fight.



 

Tyson has said on many occasion that he has taken cannabis all his life, but the former professional has repeatedly claimed that the Golota fight was the only time he had smoked weed and fought, saying it "didn't affect me. It affected Golota."

The 'Hangover' star is also reportedly looking into advance research of the benefits of marijuana, specifically CBD, which has no psychoactive properties and is used to treat inflammatory ailments. And it is also proving to be a lucrative business opportunity since Forbes has estimated the sales of legal marijuana to reach $24.5 billion by 2021.

Former heavyweight boxer, Mike Tyson watches on during the ladies singles third round match between Serena Williams and Julia Georges of Germany on June 2, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Former heavyweight boxer, Mike Tyson watches on during the ladies singles third round match between Serena Williams and Julia Georges of Germany on June 2, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Tyson is also looking forward to hosting his very own weed-turned-music-festival at his ranch on 23 February, according to a report by The Sun. However, fans would have to also keep in mind that there will be no sales of cannabis on the site.

Apart from the abundance of cannabis, Tyson's ranch also features its own amphitheater, complete with luxury camping area and cabins. The boxer has tied up with business partners Jay Strommen and Robert Hickman and also possesses the full support of the city's mayor, Jennifer Wood for his ranch.

Former boxer Mike Tyson (L) and illusionist Criss Angel joke around as they attend Criss Angel's HELP charity event at the Luxor Hotel and Casino benefiting pediatric cancer research and treatment on September 12, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Former boxer Mike Tyson (L) and illusionist Criss Angel joke around as they attend Criss Angel's HELP charity event at the Luxor Hotel and Casino benefiting pediatric cancer research and treatment on September 12, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)