Boxer, actor, and rapist Mike Tyson is reportedly branching out into the weed business. In late December, Tyson and his business partners broke ground on a 40-acre marijuana-focused ranch in California City, a small Mojave Desert city about 40 miles northeast of Lancaster, reports celebrity new site The Blast.
If all goes according to plan, about 20 acres of the property, called Tyson Ranch, will be devoted to growing weed. The ranch will include a school to teach growers “the latest and greatest ways to perfect their own strains,” a factory for making weed-laced edibles, and an amphitheater. Never want to leave? Tyson Ranch will also have campgrounds and cabins for “glamping.”
California City’s mayor Jennifer Wood called the Tyson Ranch “a ‘rebirth’ for the entire city,” says The Blast.
Tyson Holistic, the company that will operate the ranch, is building a workforce that is largely made up of veterans and plans to hire more, says The Blast. There are already many servicemen and women in the area: The ranch is located about a 30-minute drive north of Edwards Air Force Base.
The Tyson Ranch groundbreaking came just before recreational weed became legal in the state of California, and The Blast says California City is anticipating a boom of weed-based businesses in its borders.
California City is one of just two places in all of “red-meat” Kern County that allows for any kind of marijuana cultivation, says the Bakersfield Californian.