Mike Tyson says cannabis, psychedelics helped knock out depression as his Tyson 2.0 cannabis biz partners wit – MassLive.com

Mike Tyson was “ready to die.”

The former heavyweight champion boxer says he suffered for years from depression and other mental health issues, which led him to take opiates and other medications and drugs that made him want “to do nothing but watch marathons of ‘Law & Order’ and eat food.”

“I gained almost 100 pounds,” he told MassLive — and that was after years of fierce fighting, almost two decades of smoking cigarettes and “drinking everything and partying every day.”

But the 55-year-old Tyson — who greeted dozens of fans and signed autographs Thursday at Boston’s Ascend Cannabis dispensary — tells MassLive that two things helped save his life: his wife, Kiki, and psychedelics.

“My wife started getting me up, moving me around, getting some life in me,” he said. “And I started doing psychedelics and I became a believer.”

Now Tyson, whose Tyson 2.0 cannabis brand is partnering with Ascend, says he’s more at peace, thinking more clearly, and has solid relationships with his children, family and friends.

“I’m making time for those kids,” he said. “Me and my kids have a relationship now. I’m so happy. I don’t want to go back to the dark side. I want to keep in the light.”


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