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Mike Tyson Credits Psychedelics with Changing His Life

Cannabis entrepreneur and former heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson recently said that psilocybin helped him through depression and thoughts of suicide. He is an early investor in Wesana, a Canadian psychedelics-focused wellness company.

Full story after the jump.

In an interview with Reuters, former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson said that psilocybin mushrooms changed his life as he struggled with suicidal thoughts.

“Everyone thought I was crazy, I bit this guy’s ear off. … I did all this stuff, and once I got introduced to the shrooms … my whole life changed. … To think where I was – almost suicidal – to this now. Isn’t life a trip, man? It’s amazing medicine, and people don’t look at it from that perspective.” – Tyson to Reuters

Earlier this month, Tyson announced he had invested in Wesana, a psychedelic-focused wellness company that is publicly traded on the Canadian Securities Exchange. Wesana is founded by National Hockley League champion Daniel Carcillo.

“Traumatic brain injury has affected me and many people I care about, including fighters and veterans,” Tyson wrote on Twitter, according to Psychedelic Spotlight. “I’m proud to be an early investor in @wesanahealth.”

Tyson launched his cannabis business, the Ranch Companies, in 2018 and last year announced a partnership with Smart Cups to manufacture printed, water-soluble cannabinoid products which would allow consumers to add their own liquid to create unique beverage infusions.

The company also sought the naming rights to Barcelona Spain’s Nou Camp soccer stadium. The company wanted to use the Swiss X brand – the Ranch Companies’ CBD product – for the marketing deal.

In an interview with USA Today prior to his exhibition bout with Roy Jones Jr. – which was sponsored by Weedmaps – Tyson said 5MeO-DMT “told [him] to get into shape.” Tyson said he lost 100 pounds training for the fight.

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