Mike Tyson has paid tribute to the impact that marijuana and psychedelics played in helping him end his party lifestyle.
The former boxer was known for his controversial way of life back in the day, but is now more in touch with his spiritual side and his faith in God as a result of his interaction with plant medicines.
“You see how much my life changed five years ago? I was a junkie five years ago,” he told Forbes.
“I didn’t even think I could survive. Then I got introduced to animal and plant medicine.
“Before you always read about me in the papers, doing something negative.
“Now, what happened to that guy? You don’t see me partying anymore. That’s not my life anymore.
“It’s hard to really articulate it from my perspective, but psychedelics helped me assume my relationship with God.
“I don’t use it for recreation. I’m not a recreational user. This stuff is only done from a spiritual perspective.
“We go to ceremonies, you know. We have to bear witness and be humble.”
Tyson is keen to change the stigma surrounding plant medicines like psilocybin mushrooms and other natural psychedelics, and has teamed up with Wesana Health in order to help this cause.
“There are tonnes of companies to get involved with, but it’s only the right one that would do for me. And I think Wesana, they’re the right ones with my personality, I think it suited just well,” he said.
“I’m involved with the whole team, and this is what we’re doing. We’re educating people.”