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
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.
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.
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.