Mike Tyson has become one of the most prominent celebrity advocates for marijuana since his retirement from professional boxing in 2006. On a recent appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience, Iron Mike promoted the Tyson Ranch, a cannabis ranch and resort opening in 2020 in California City. Former UFC Lightweight and Featherweight champion recently took to social media to applaud Tyson’s “KO Kush” strain saying he enjoyed trying it when meeting Tyson late last year.
Tyson’s history with cannabis is pretty well documented. After defeating Andrew Golota in 2000 Tyson tested positive for weed, leading for the result to be changed to a no contest. In another tale of his time smoking, Tyson has talked about the time the late Tupac Shakur asked him to smoke with him, though at the time Tyson was trying to hide his habit and declined.
“He always wanted me to smoke weed with him, and I never did it, and I wish I did…That’s my biggest regret.” In the years since with cannabis starting to become legalized across the United States, Tyson has become much more open with his use of the drug. The former world heavyweight champion has recently started his own podcast, Hotboxin’, which sees him interview famous names from both the sporting and entertainment industries.
So at this point, it’s pretty well established that Tyson is a pretty big stoner, but this weekend he took it to a completely different level. At an event hosted by Cypress Hill member and famed stoner B-Real Tyson was seen puffing on a foot-long joint. For those interested in hearing more about Tyson’s crazy life, it is definitely worth checking out the aforementioned Joe Rogan podcast. Tyson talks about his history with drugs, including the fact he started smoking and drinking aged 9 or 10, and that he first took acid when he was just 11-years-old.