Mike Tyson Breaks Ground on California Cannabis Resort

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The boxer's planned resort will be in a remote Mojave Desert town 110 miles north of Los Angeles.

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is becoming a California marijuana entrepreneur.

TheBlast.com reports that Tyson and partners on Dec. 20 broke ground on a plot for a cannabis resort in California City, a remote Mojave Desert town that is about a 110-mile drive north of Los Angeles.

Partner Robert Hickman told the website that the undeveloped lands are primed to be cultivated and that Tyson Ranch will be an oasis.

In a video of the event, California City Mayor Jennifer Wood thanked Tyson for his commitment to the community, saying the industry will provide medical marijuana to people in need, revenue, jobs and income for residents.

Calls and emails from the Associated Press to a Tyson representative and the mayor were not immediately returned Tuesday.