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Mike Tyson smokes about $40,000 of weed a month

Callum Jones

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Mike Tyson smokes about $40,000 of weed a month

Featured Image Credit: AJ Pics / Alamy / @miketyson/ Instagram

The former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson once revealed he spends a whopping $40,000 (£33,000) a month on weed.

Tyson was in conversation with his co-host and former NFL player Eben Britton on his Hotboxin' podcast in 2019, saying he smokes around $40,000 of cannabis a month at his ranch in Southern California.

This works at around 120 tonnes of weed per year.

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Iron Mike then posses the question 'is that crazy?', in which guest for the show, rapper Jim Jones, couldn't believe what he was hearing.

Fans have reacted to Tyson's confession on Twitter with a variety of different opinions.

"As he should. Along with the shrooms," one comment read.

Mike Tyson spends $40,000 a month on weed. Credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy Stock Photo
Mike Tyson spends $40,000 a month on weed. Credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy Stock Photo
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A second added: "My neighbour smokes weed worth 40 dollars and still gets high af lol."

Meanwhile, a third questions the validity of Tyson's claims: "This is 10,000% not true lmao."

Tyson's drug use though will not come as a surprise to fans.

The former boxer has his own cannabis business in Southern California known as Tyson Ranch, which he started in 2015.

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In an interview with Fox last year, Tyson said he partners with growers to sell an array of cannabis varieties, including the popular Knockout O.G.

Tyson is legally growing his own cannabis from a $44 million (£35 million) mansion in Desert Hot Springs.

The weed resort is actually owned by an LA based luxury real estate developer, who Tyson teamed up with to make his 'dream' happen.

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The property, known as the Brentwood Oasis, is a newly-built four-level home. It is 50,000 square foot in size, and as expected with such luxury described, includes a gym, basketball court, and even a large swimming pool.

Tyson is a former American professional boxer who competed in the sport between 1985 and 2005; he is often regarded as one of the best heavyweight's of all time.

He was known for his fierce and intimating boxing style, as well as his controversial behaviour both in and out of the ring.

In 1992, he was convicted of rape and was sentenced to six years in prison — however, he was released on parole after three years.

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Later, in 2007, Tyson pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine and driving under the influence and was sentenced to 24 hours imprisonment and three years probation.

Nowadays, Tyson does not seem to be in the greatest of health.

He was seen pictured in a wheelchair leaving Miami International Airport on Tuesday (16 August).

This comes after the former boxer said on his podcast he is soon approaching his 'expiration date.'

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Topics: Celebrity, Mike Tyson

Callum Jones

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