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Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is a contender in California’s burgeoning marijuana industry, breaking ground on a 40-acre ranch envisioned as a resort destination for growers and consumers of recreational pot. California legalized licensed medical marijuana use years ago, but on Jan. 1st the state also legalized recreational weed, and Tyson is looking to become a major player. The Blast reports that Tyson, 51, broke ground last month on a “cannabis resort” to be located in California City, a town in the Mojave Desert located about a two-hour drive from Los Angeles.  Tiffany Haddish apologizes to fans after comedy show falls flat Tyson Ranch is also a short drive from Edwards Air Force Base, and according to The Blast, “taking care of men and women who have served in the armed forces is a top priority” for Tyson Holistic, the company that will operate the Tyson Ranch resort. The Blast noted that cannabidiol, which is extracted from marijuana and does not bring the “high” that is associated with tetrahydrocannabinol, has been used by some veterans to treat cases of post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. It is also celebrated by advocates for its therapeutic properties, according to The Washington Post. Mike Tyson breaks ground on 40-acre marijuana resort destination in California

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