The former heavyweight champion of the world says that his personal and professional comeback is the result of taking mind-altering substances containing psilocybin as well as spiritual development.
The Brooklyn-born fighter, who now is also a cannabis entrepreneur, says he has never felt better.
“It's scary to even say that,” he said,
“To think where I was - almost suicidal - to this now. Isn't life a trip, man? It's amazing medicine, and people don't look at it from that perspective.”
Tyson, who has partnered with life science company Wesana, founded by former NHL player Daniel Carcillo, says he believes in the positive benefits of psilocybin.
“I believe this is good for the world," added Tyson.
“If you put 10 people in a room that don't like each other and give them some psychedelics, they'll be taking pictures with each other.
"Put 10 people in a room who don't like each other and give them some liquor, and they'll be shooting everybody. That's real talk.
"(Wesana) was on the same level of thinking that I was. They wanted to share this with the world. This is very limited, us doing this in these small ceremonies.
"It needs to be open to the world.”
Medical experts studying psilocybin have warned against self-medicating or using them outside an approved medical framework, according to Reuters.
Wesana hopes to get psilocybin approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in the treatment of traumatic brain injuries.
Reuters contributed to this report
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