Inside Mike Tyson's weed ranch and 407-acre marijuana holiday resort plans

The name Mike Tyson might be best associated with boxing, but that won't necessarily be the case for long now that he's announced plans to open up a marijuana holiday resort.

This is no luxury villa at the side of a weed field, either. When we say sorry, we mean resort.

Coming in at an impressive 407 acres, the holiday destination, once built, will contain its own marijuana university (hey, the benefits are becoming increasingly well-known) and host music festivals.

Mike Tyson and Snoop Dogg. Credit: Instagram / Mike Tyson

However, this news should come as no surprise to Tyson fans. The 52-year-old setup Tyson Holistic Holdings back in 2016 - a company which retails an array of cannabis-based products, created with holistic intentions.

Just a year later, the idea for Tyson Ranch came into being, but the holiday resort still isn't complete.

In addition to the aforementioned features, the resort will also have its own lazy river.

A promotional teaser for the Tyson Ranch. Credit: Tyson Ranch

And while the ranch isn't complete, it did host its first music festival in February, dubbed the Kind Music Festival, which was designed for people to enjoy music, smoke cannabis, and learn about its health benefits.

Tyson's business partner, Rob Hickman described the festival as "the Lollapalooza of cannabis".

In an interview with Cannabis Tech Today, Tyson said: "I thought about how much good I could do by helping people with cannabis. It was a no-brainer."

"I've been fighting for over 20 years, and my body has a lot of wear and tear. I had two surgeries and I used marijuana to calm my nerves, and it would take the pain away... But before, they had me on those opiates, and those opiates had me all screwed up."

Pictured below is what the completed ranch will look like. There will be a hotel and 160 glamping units.

A map of the Tyson Ranch. Credit: Tyson Ranch

Hickman said: "He's building a holistic center for health and wellness."

"There will be testing in the university. It's going to be about educating people on the healing benefits, how to grow, and how to be in proper business." 

The ranch has already had a well-known visitor too, Piers Morgan. He traveled there to appear on Tyson's podcast. Naturally, this involved the loudmouth presenter indulging in some cannabis.

Hilariously, Morgan wasn't sure what to do with the joint at first. Tyson told him to smoke it, and the former boxer was left in hysterics when Morgan took a draw and said: "When in Rome, right?"