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Mike Tyson breaks ground on California marijuana ranch

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Mike Tyson attends the opening night ceremony of the 2017 U.S. Open Tennis Championships at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) Mike Tyson attends the opening night ceremony of the 2017 U.S. Open Tennis Championships at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
In this photo taken Oct. 15, 2017, Marcos Morales, co-founder of pot company Legion of Bloom, walks through his farm of ready-to-harvest pot plants in Glen Ellen, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Elias) In this photo taken Oct. 15, 2017, Marcos Morales, co-founder of pot company Legion of Bloom, walks through his farm of ready-to-harvest pot plants in Glen Ellen, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Elias)

CALIFORNIA CITY, Calif. (AP) — 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's about a 110-mile drive north of Los Angeles.

Partner Robert Hickman tells 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 thanks 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.

[Watch: Mike Tyson Is Starting A Recreational Marijuana Ranch]

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