Mike Tyson has Accepted the Proposal of Malawi’s Ministry of Agriculture
By Elite Sports on
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Mike Tyson has now confirmed that he will be taking the role of becoming the cannabis ambassador for Malawi. Malawi, the South African country that recently legalized cannabis growth for industrial and medical purposes, now grows a well-known strain of cannabis known as Malawi Gold.
Authorities legalized the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes last year, but hedonistic use remains prohibited.
According to the records, there are many cannabis products being sold with the Mike Tyson Holistic Label.
The former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has accepted the proposal of Malawi’s Ministry of Agriculture to become an official cannabis ambassador.
Regarding the status of the proposal, the United States Cannabis Association and the Head of Malawi’s Branch, Wezi Ngalamila, confirmed to the BBC about the news.
Agriculture Minister Lobin Low expected Mike to become the face of the drug in Malawi after agreeing to the offer.
“Malawi may not go it alone as the industry is complex [and requires] collaboration,” said Lobin Low.
The Centre for Public Accountability, a Malawian civil society organization, has criticized the country for appointing Tyson as its cannabis ambassador.
This is due to the fact that the former boxing champion was convicted of rape in Indiana in 1992 and released only three years later.
The acting director of the Centre for Public Accountability, Kondwani Munthali said, “The CPA is failing to comprehend why Malawi would want to have a convicted rapist as its brand ambassador, more especially, at this time, when efforts to curb violence against women are part of the government agenda.”
Tyson, 54, is believed to make over £500,000 per month from his cannabis business, which sells high-end marijuana strains, edibles, and extracts.
'Iron Mike' is also designing a 418-acre marijuana-themed vacation resort, which he hopes will include a music festival to rival Coachella and the world's longest lazy river.