Over the years, marijuana has certainly made its fair share of strange appearances, hasn’t it? From its notorious planned appearance on the TV series Scrubs to its sparkling visage on beauty products across California, the little green plant has become as much of a celebrity as the people who support it. Still, perhaps one of the most unexpected (up until recently, that is) appearances of the little green plant took place before infamous boxing match between Andrew Golota (Poland) and Mike Tyson (United States). According to Tyson himself, he smoked a joint and was (as he puts it) “high as a kite” before entering the ring to face his opponent. Let’s take a closer look and find out what else Tyson had to say about this intoxicating plant.

The Weed Didn’t Hurt Me

In a recent phone-in interview on the Dan Patrick Show, the former heavyweight boxer discussed the height of his career and the height of his love for marijuana. Interestingly enough, according to Tyson, these two aspects sometimes collided. After being asked about his plant-based pastime, he explained how he not only adores the plant but has also smoked it for a large portion of his life. In fact, Tyson was “high” when he stepped into the ring in 2000 to face the Polish athlete Andrew Golota. After the host asked him about whether or not being high affected his performance, Tyson humorously replied that it definitely affected his opponent, Golota.

Fight the Good Fight, Live the High Life

MIKE TYSON DISCUSSES SMOKING MARIJUANA BEFORE A FIGHTShowcased as the “Showdown in Motown,” the boxing match took place in the Auburn Hills, Michigan on October 20, 2000, and fans were incredibly excited for the action, as both Tyson and Golota were infamous for their dirty fighting moves. Although he won by a technical knockout, Tyson refused to provide any drug tests prior to the match. Sometime later, officials determined he had been high on marijuana. In the end, the potential 49th win was changed to a no-contest ruling.

Even to this day, though, Tyson has not given up his love for the little herb.

Seeking Treatment for Marijuana Use Disorder

Although marijuana might be beneficial to patients with debilitating illnesses, you have to remember that this little plant is still a mind-altering drug, regardless of what publications may tell you. Never attempt to use this drug if you have a history of abuse or addiction. If you, a friend, or a loved one is suffering from marijuana use disorder or a form of dependency, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our professional team of counselors and healthcare experts will help you endure the pain of withdrawal and detox and help you complete a successful and fulfilling rehabilitation. While the road to recovery might not be an easy path, we promise to help you every step of the way.

Take the first step to stay fit, healthy, and safe. If you want to find out more about our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs or enroll in one of these programs today, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your leisure and your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how you can kick your marijuana use to the curb.