Mike Tyson breaks ground on California marijuana ranch

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is becoming a California marijuana entrepreneur.

Tyson and partners 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 according to The Blast.

Partner Robert Hickman says 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.