Mike Tyson opening huge cannabis farm

Mike Tyson opening 40 acre farm to develop potent weed
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Mike Tyson is reportedly launching a large cannabis plantation in California after the US state legalised the drug for recreational use.

The former heavyweight champion of the world and convicted rapist is said to be opening a facility that'll take up 40 acres (16.2 hectares).

Tyson, 51, is reportedly a believer in the medicinal and healing qualities of marijuana.

The land is being referred to as The Tyson Ranch, with half of it planned to be used by 'master growers', who will have maximum control of the environment.

It will also feature the Tyson Cultivation School, which will teach other farmers and cannabis enthusiasts methods for developing the highest quality weed possible.

The land is located in California City, a town near Death Valley with a population of 15,000.

Tyson is reportedly launching the business with partners Jay Strommen and Robert Hickman, and is said to have the support of the city's mayor, Jennifer Wood.

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