In a friendly and wide ranging exchange with Joe Rogan on the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast this week, Mike Tyson revealed how psychedelics helped him get back in shape and expand his perspective and understanding of the universe - past, present and future.
If you're not already aware, Tyson will return to the ring to take part in an exhibition bout against a fellow all-time great Roy Jones Jr., 51, at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California, on November 28.
Though Tyson smoked marijuana while signing the contract to fight Jones Jr., he said he has pretty much stopped smoking weed while he prepares for the eight-round contest.
After years of substance abuse with drugs including cocaine, Tyson found comfort in marijuana, admitting that it made him a much calmer person.
His discovery of the healing properties of cannabis led him to partner up with businessman Rob Hickman four years ago, who pointed out what a difference weed has made to the ex-boxer's life.
Buoyed by his discovery, Tyson also knew if it could aid him, then others would see the benefits too.
“I thought about how much good I could do by helping people with cannabis," he told Cannabis Tech Today in a previous interview. "It was a no brainer."
It were these revelations that helped Mike Tyson become a weed connoisseur of epic proportions, as demonstrated with a 400-acre farm called Tyson Ranch. Tyson has also been marketing cannabis products since 2016 through his Tyson Holistic label.
But it was his exploration of psychedelics that was most revealing. It was surprising to hear Tyson open up on his substance consumption habits. He admitted to consuming DMT/ Toad, which is a Schedule I narcotic/psychedelic, around 16 or 17 times. This wasn't the first time he's talking about "trippin." He's talked candidly and openly about his experience with "the Toad" last year on Sports Center: