The Blast reports Tyson, 51, broke ground last month on a “cannabis resort” to be located on a 40-acre ranch in California City, a town in the Mojave Desert just two hours outside of Los Angeles.
Tyson’s ranch resort will produce high quality THC and CBD products while supporting research on the health benefits of cannabis. Reportedly, the resort will dedicate 20 acres of land to marijuana cultivation, allowing “master growers to have maximum control of their environment.” There will also be a Tyson Cultivation School to teach growers the ins-and-outs of perfecting their own strains.
As for visitors, Tyson’s resort will include an edible factory, amphitheater for entertainment and premium “glamping” campgrounds and cabins.
Tyson hopes to build his own marijuana empire, telling TODAY’s Natalie Morales last November that he has plans to develop hemp-infused drinks, muscle pain ointments and packaged weed for the masses.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.