An internationally acclaimed heavyweight boxing icon has now further expanded his cannabis brand in the United States. Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson will now have a whole new meaning for many American cannabis lovers.
On Thursday, Tyson 2.0 announced its brand expansion into Arizona, Maryland, Ohio and Pennsylvania in partnership with Columbia Care.
Tyson 2.0 has a mission to produce a broad selection of high-grade cannabis products. Founded by Boxing Hall of Fame fighter Mike Tyson, the company produces full-spectrum flower, edibles and concentrates now available in 20 U.S. states.
“Cannabis has been used as a form of medicine for thousands of years and now more than ever has become widely known to help people better cope with anxiety and depression. As cannabis has helped me, it’s an honor to be able to share greater well-being with fans through the unrivaled Tyson 2.0 products we are developing and our synergistic partnership with Columbia Care,” stated Mike Tyson, Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer of Tyson 2.0.
Founded in 2012, Columbia Care is one of the leading distributors of cannabis products globally. Operating in 18 U.S. jurisdictions and the European Union, the company is responsible for managing 99 dispensaries and 32 production and cultivation facilities.
Columbia has a product series that includes oils, flower and edibles — and manages several popular brands including Triple Seven, Classix and gLeaf.
“Tyson 2.0 continues to exceed expectations in all our markets, for both retail and wholesale. The ethos behind the brand, making cannabis accessible to all, is resonating with patients and adult-use customers alike, and we are proud to be partnered with the Tyson 2.0 team to help them bring their mission to more people,” said BJ Carretta, Senior Vice President at Columbia Care.
Cannabis lovers in Arizona will now be able to purchase Tyson 2.0 flower and pre-rolls from SWC Prescott and Cannabis Tempe dispensaries. Vaporizers and Mikes Bites ear-shaped gummies reminiscent of the Evander Holyfield match will be available there later this summer.
Consumers in Maryland will be able to purchase 2.0 products in over 50 retail locations throughout the state, including Chevy Chase dispensaries and gLeaf outlets in Rockville and Frederick.
In Ohio, 2.0 goods will be available in a 5.66-gram flower container, 5.66-gram popcorn variety and 14 gram/half ounce canister. Four Columbia Care locations in the state will be carrying the merchandise and 28.3-gram flower bags will also become available there in the weeks to come.
Lastly, Pennsylvania will be stocking 2.0 buds at over 100 retail locations. Available products will include three Sonoran desert toad-inspired varieties — namely West Coast Toad, East Coast Toad and Intergalactic Toad. Mike credits the inspiration behind those three cultivars to his experience with 5-MeO-DMT, a powerful psychedelic derived from excretions produced by the critters.
Additional strains now obtainable in Pennsylvania include Knockout OG and Dynamite Cookies.
“We are thrilled to bring fan favorite, premium quality cannabis products available at multiple price points, to consumers and fans across Arizona, Maryland, Ohio and Pennsylvania and remain focused on further strengthening our partnerships with industry-leading MSO’s and their dispensary networks,” said Chad Bronstein, President and Co-Founder of Tyson 2.0.