Slowly but surely Mike Tyson is positioning himself as one of marijuana’s newest celebrities. While it seems every slightly famous person has a cannabis brand these days, few have entered that rarefied air of cult status, ala Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg, or Rihanna. Pitching a reality TV show about the ganjapreneur lifestyle and planning to build a marijuana empire, as Tyson is, will help you reach that level of high-minded celebrities, however.
When Patrick asked how smoking marijuana before a match affected Tyson, he replied, “It didn’t affect me. It affected Golota.”
Then again, this news doesn’t come as any revelation. Tyson refused to submit a urine drug test prior to the fight. He then failed a post-match drug test when his sample came back positive for…cannabis. The TKO was later changed to a “no-contest” as a result. Tyson blamed his missing “whizzer,” a device that helped him provide clean urine for testing, on the failed drug test.