Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield team up for cannabis product based on famous boxing moment, stump for legal weed

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Holyfield will eventually have his own cannabis line like Tyson's 'TYSON 2.0'

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Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield will be entering the ring as partners for their latest fight: Destigmatizing cannabis.

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Tyson and Holyfield reunite under the newly formed Carma Holdings, which house TYSON 2.0 and Holyfield’s own cannabis line that will begin in 2023.

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The boxing legends are using the infamous moment where Tyson bit a chunk of Holyfield’s ear off during their heavyweight title fight in 1997.

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To create "Holy Ears," THC and Delta-8 THC-infused edibles that are shaped like bitten ears, which will launch in November through "TYSON 2.0," the boxer’s cannabis company. 

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Tyson, who has been a cannabis advocate for some time, said it was his wife, Kiki’s, idea to have "Holy Ears" as a product.

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Cannabis is a hot topic, especially since five states had proposals during the midterm elections to approve the legalization of recreational marijuana.

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Voters in Maryland and Missouri approved the legalization, while Arkansas, North Dakota and South Dakota rejected it. 

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In sports, policies on marijuana usage has been relaxed to a degree, though it is still a banned substance on the United States Anti-Doping Agency list.

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MLB struck a deal with a CBD brand as the first U.S. sports league with an official cannabis partner.

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Additionally, the NBA extended its policy to no longer test players for cannabis.

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Which has been the case since 2020 when the league shut down due to the pandemic.

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While these are the biggest organizations in U.S. sports, there is more work to be done. 

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It may not be tested as hard, but Tyson knows athletes are still wary to be as front-facing with cannabis use because of the general thought about it. 

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As a boxer, Holyfield mentioned the anxiety levels he would get to once he got in the ring during fights. 

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He was not allowed to then, but if something like "Holy Ears" was available, he suggested it may have been something to help quiet the nerves.

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TYSON 2.0 is in 25 states as well as Canada. "Ric Flair Drip," WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair’s cannabis company. 

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Which Carma Holdings also has under its umbrella, is in 15 states right now. Eventually, Bronstein believes this can have an international reach.

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Although no longer in the ring, Tyson knows that cannabis would have been a huge help for him back in his prime.

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