Boxing legend Mike Tyson has been witnessed openly speaking about marijuana consumption. He recently teased a new line of marijuana products in Boston. He went on to credit marijuana that granted him serenity decades after leaving the boxing ring. He paid a visit to Ascend cannabis shop in downtown Boston Thursday promoting Tyson 2.0, a brand of marijuana flowers and edibles.
Mike Tyson opens up on cannabis
“It’s put me in a frame of mind where I can be at peace with myself, my family, my dear friends.”
Tyson has supported the usage of cannabis after having a rich history with drugs and run-ins with the law. He spent years behind bars in the 1990s and was then convicted on drug charges in 2007. At that time, he checked himself into an inpatient rehab facility for “various addictions,” and was ordered to serve three years of probation and 360 hours of community service. In his 2013 autobiography, “Undisputed Truth,” Tyson has even described a malevolent addiction to hard drugs that started when he was a pre-teen.
He claims that he has found new stability through legalized strains of cannabis.
“I don’t have to have outbursts like when I took opiates. It keeps me healthy.”
He categorized his pivot away from opiates to cannabis as a life-or-death decision. On cannabis, “you’ll live. That’s the difference,” he told the Herald. Tyson 2.0 products will be available in shops in Massachusetts, Colorado, California, Nevada, and Michigan. ‘Iron Mike’ said he tests every product line rolled out, but his favorite is the Toad strain, which promises feelings of happiness and relaxation.
During an edition of his Hotboxin podcast in 2019, Tyson stated why he believes undefeated boxing great Floyd Mayweather shouldn’t be considered the ‘G.O.A.T.’ or Greatest of All Time. Credit to TalkSport for the following.
“Listen, Sugar Ray Robinson had 40 fights. He lost one, then he had a 78-fight winning streak. Forty, lost one, then a 78-fight winning streak, g**damn. [Julio Cesar Chavez Sr] was 89-0 before he lost. Don’t tell me about, ‘You’re the greatest fighter,’ with 50-0. He was fighting like, what? Eight times a year? Against whoever was in the rankings. He wasn’t picking, it was, ‘Whoever you want, come on.’”