World famous former heavyweight boxing champ, Mike Tyson, is getting in on the booming cannabis industry action. Located in the Mojave desert, the aptly named Tyson Ranch, will be a place were folks can come together to use cannabis and learn about the different ways that it can be used to heal the body.

The tough as nails pugilist is no stranger to marijuana as he claims that he has been using it for many years to deal with the nagging injuries he sustained during his storied career in the ring. Considering his two decades worth of often brutal fights, we can imagine he has quite a few to deal with. You can catch a brief interview with the boxing legend at the ranch’s launch party below.

Last week, Iron Mike officially launched Tyson Ranch – a cannabis resort that will soon open in the Mojave Desert.

“It’s a new feeling, but its pretty exciting,” Tyson said at the launch party. He added that he is indebted to medical marijuana for helping him put his body back together after enduring countless injuries as one of the biggest stars in boxing history.

“You know, I’ve been fighting for over 20 years and I have so many aches and pains. If I didn’t have cannabis I don’t know what would have happened.”

Tyson’s testimony isn’t surprising. Contact sports have a high potential for causing brain injuries. And researchers have found that cannabis is not only an effective tool for pain management but also a means of protecting the brain from permanent damage after head injuries have been sustained.

That’s why Tyson became a medical marijuana advocate after hanging up his gloves. But when it comes to consuming cannabis, Tyson can be a bit picky. During the launch event, Iron Mike revealed his cannabis preferences, telling reporters that he is “not an edibles person.”

Would you be interested in ever visiting “Tyson’s Ranch?”

Mike Tyson Just Launched The Cannabis Resort ‘Tyson Ranch’