Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has reentered the cannabis ring, joining a long list of celebrities looking to cash in on the growing nationwide industry and leaving us to wonder if the cacophonic conundrum of combining capitalism and cannabis can ever be quenched.
Iron Mike launched his his cannabis line, aptly dubbed Tyson 2.0, in Colorado on Friday, which is all good and fine, but we’re honestly just waiting on Tyson to launch his line of 5-MeO-DMT Toad Venom strains.
According to CNBC, the product was launched through a partnership with Columbia Care, a multistate operator based out of the U.S. currently running 99 dispensaries in 16 states.
This isn’t the first time Tyson’s entered the industry.
“Tyson first broke into the industry in 2017 with a line of cannabis products called Tyson Ranch, with the intent to open a weed-centric resort of the same name,” reads an article from Westword. “That business is now defunct…”
Launched on Black Friday through The Green Solution dispensaries, Tyson’s weed has the tagline “Undefeated Cannabis,” which is cool and all, but we were really hoping for something more exciting, such as “The type of cannabis that will make you want to rip out Lennox Lewis’ heart and feed it to him.”
And in case you had any doubts, yeah, he absolutely said that.
According to The Green Solution’s website, Tyson 2.0 will have strains such as “Billy White,” “Clementine,” “Maui Wowie,” “OG Kush,” and “Haymaker.”
One strain jokingly refers to Tyson’s use of psychedelic Bufo Alvarius Toad Venom, of which Tyson has confessed great admiration for.
In an interview earlier this year, Tyson told Yahoo that he “died” when he smoked 5-MeO-DMT, a powerful psychedelic found in the venom excretions of a Sonoran Toad. He added that he’s used it more than 50 times since his original dosing.
“The Toad” strain has a solid 4.2 on Weedmaps, which only goes to show that the guy can make pretty sound business decisions when Don King isn’t involved.
We’d ask if the weed is loud, but we’d wager our question would just be forwarded to Evander Holyfield.