What makes a cannabis brand stand apart from others? For some, it’s the triched-out flower. For others, it’s the clarity and potency of cannabis concentrates. For Tyson 2.0, it’s Mike Bites ear-shaped edibles and psychedelics-inspired strains.
Tyson 2.0 is a knockout cannabis brand – this pun, and many more, intended. Tyson 2.0 was built on Mike’s personal use of the plant, among other noteworthy life experiences, and on June 24, 2022, Zen Leaf Prospect Heights had a firsthand experience with the legend.
Mike Tyson at Zen Leaf Prospect Heights
Mike Tyson brings an energy that can’t be measured. It’s a party when he walks into the room, there’s no other way to describe it – and June 24th was a VIP party that Zen Leaf Prospect Heights was honored to host. Visitors to Zen Leaf Prospect Heights were privy to a meet-and-greet session with Mike, including getting a photo with the living legend.
We are now convinced that only Mike Tyson can make a quick photograph fun – one pose wasn’t enough, and no pose was too much. From boxing stances, bear hugs and head locks to fake ear nibbles, Mike was the truest sport and encourager of them all.
Mike’s love for his fans is genuine, and palpable. His friendly demeanor instantly put anyone who walked up at ease. A quick conversation wasn’t enough – more often than not, Mike pulled visitors back for a few more words.
Here’s what Mike’s fans had to say about the experience:
This is unreal.
You’re the greatest fighter in the world. In the WORLD, bro. I saw you knock a man out CLEAN with one punch.
I’m excited to see Mike in person – it feels fake. It doesn’t feel real.
I love Zen Leaf and Mike Tyson!
This dude’s a legend. Everyone looks up to him, he’s in town, and there’s no way I’m missing it. Shoutout to Zen Leaf!
– Ivan Medina
I’m gonna pass out. I’m so hyped. The hype is amazing! LFG!
– AJ Brander
Everyone has been really excited, the entire Zen Leaf family – staff and visitors. The energy today has been incredibly upbeat, from the moment people started lining up at 2 PM till long after Mike Left the building. We can’t believe that our small town of Prospect Heights was able to receive a worldwide name like Mike Tyson, and at our dispensary no less. Today was remarkable, thank you, Mike – we love you!
– Brittney Youkhana, Zen Leaf Prospect Heights General Manager
Tyson 2.0 – Undisputedly Premium Cannabis
Cannabis is a powerful plant. While this can reflect potency and effects, that’s not what we have in mind.
Cannabis has the power to bring about meaningful, personal change. That’s what Mike found in his exploration of cannabis, as shared with Green Entrepreneur:
I want the people who knew me in the past to see me now, to see the proof of the medicine. Once you take [it], you look at yourself differently, you look at humanity differently, and you know you’re here to add to humanity before you leave this earth.
I’m not here to be no big shot. I’m here to inform people like myself that we have a product that can prevent us from being our old selves — self-destructive, masochist, whatever it is — and in my experience, this is what prevents me from being in that state of mind.
This plant-based therapeutic has struck him, as he told Forbes at Zen Leaf Prospect Heights:
This is what I’m going to do for the rest of my life.
Now, while Mike sees the beauty and promise of the plant, he understands cannabis culture, too. His tongue-in-cheek approach to cannabis products is fun and even nostalgic, particularly when it comes to edibles.
Mike Bites Edibles
You can’t take yourself too seriously, no one knows this more than Mike Tyson. His infamous bout in the ring with Evander Holyfield is cemented in sports history, and now, in cannabis edibles.
Mike Bites gummies are an ear-shaped masterpiece, featuring a small bite out of the tip of the ear. Variety is the key to life, and Mike Bites delivers just that in six delicious flavors: Black Raspberry, Watermelon, Red Raspberry, Mixed Berry, Green Apple and Sour Apple. Each ear-shaped edible provides 10 mg of THC, promoting relaxation with a punch of fruity goodness.
Tyson 2.0 Flower
Because flower remains the heavyweight champ of cannabis products, Tyson 2.0 crafts three lines of flower to tailor to differing needs, each packing a punch of their own and available in eighths or pre-rolls:
Specialty Toad Genetics
Toad genetics are not for the faint of heart. The Toad, Sonoran Toad, and Intergalactic Toad are three strains crafted based on rather unique experiences of Mike’s – his desert toad licking. His venture into psychedelics inspired him to create cannabis strains that provide intense experiences like that of his toad-licking.
Those in the industry know that if you’re seeking to influence the way your cannabis plants grow, the best way to do so is growing indoors. Tyson 2.0 leverages indoor grows to craft not only the infamous Toad genetics but select strains like Tiger Mintz.
Greenhouse and Sun-Grown Flower
While lower in potency, this flower line does not hold back once in the ring of your bowl. The greenhouse and sun-grown cultivars from Tyson 2.0 are grown with pure sunlight, as the plant has come to fruition naturally for millennia.
Tyson 2.0 Cannabis Strains
A cannabis line would be nothing without the genetics that fuel it. Tyson 2.0 carries a host of strains to explore, including:
- Dynamite Cookies – sativa strain with an exploding smell of dank, sweet licorice that gives a focused hit to the head
- Tiger Mintz – pound for pound, this potent strain is what many call cannabis excellence. Flavors of mint, earth, and coffee tantalize the senses
- The Toad – the first strain created under the Tyson 2.0 line; it has been known to offer a trippy experience like no other, a cerebral euphoria fades into full body relief and offers notes of orange and cinnamon
- Sonoran Toad – earthy terpenes layer the mother of all toads, as a sativa-dominate hybrid it can gift you with tranquil sedation or functional headiness
- Desert Toad – earth, pepper, and a rich tangy flavor sends you into a tranquil and euphoric state of mind with a relaxing and long-lasting calm across the body
- Intergalactic Toad – crossing GMO and Han Solo Burger produced what some might say is “the best in the galaxy,” with its mentally uplifting effects and savory, funk terpene profile
Those who have tried the Mike Tyson-endorsed strains agree that they are worth Mike’s hype.
I had high expectations and this lived up to them. I REALLY felt BETTER in mind, body and spirit IMMEDIATELY.
e****s review of Tiger Mintz Tyson 2.0 strain, via iheartjane
Overall Tyson packs a punch with this one. The presenation of the bud looks pretty with darker tones and condensed orange pistol hairs. The true smell is revealed once the bud is cracked open and from there it breaks down in a crumble format without a grinder. I enjoyed this bud as it gave me a really relaxed high.
f****r review of Sonoran Toad Tyson 2.0 strain, via iheartjane
Frequently Asked Questions About Tyson 2.0 Cannabis
With a host of unique genetics and edibles that had the entire country talking, it’s no surprise that you may have questions about Tyson 2.0 cannabis products – we took a swing at them below:
What is the Name of Mike Tyson’s Dispensary?
Unfortunately, there is no dedicated Tyson 2.0 dispensary. Instead, Mike Tyson’s brand of cannabis products can be found at dispensary partners, including owner Columbia Care, Planet 13, Rise and, of course, here at Zen Leaf.
Where is Tyson 2.0 Sold?
Tyson 2.0 cannabis products can be purchased at Zen Leaf Illinois and Nevada dispensaries, pending availability. Mike’s namesake cannabis products can also be found in Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, and Washington. To see if Mike Bites or Toad strains are available near you, navigate to Tyson 2.0’s store locator.
How Do I Order Mike Tyson Edibles?
You can reserve Tyson 2.0 cannabis at Zen Leaf Dispensaries throughout Illinois and Nevada! While his namesake edibles are not available in Illinois, his cannabis flower is. Navigate to the location nearest you, then choose your menu – medical or recreational cannabis shopping. You can place an order for your preferred cannabis options there, or head in stores for a more personalized shopping experience.
What are Mike Tyson Edibles Called?
Known as Mike Bites, the cannabis edibles play on the infamous incident with heavy-weight boxer Evander Holyfield, each gummy is made to look like an ear that has a bite taken out of it. Mike Bites are championed by flavors Black Raspberry, Watermelon, Red Raspberry, Mixed Berry, Green Apple and Sour Apple, each weighing in at 10 mg THC per piece. According to Mike, they taste much better than the real thing, which is good to hear (pun intended).
Take a Hit from Tyson 2.0 Cannabis
With a curated collection of genetics, variety of growing practices, and nostalgic-laced gummies, there is no denying that Tyson 2.0 cannabis is a knockout. Whether you’re Chicago-based and looking to meet Mike, or Nevada-based and seeking a new strain, don’t count out Tyson 2.0.
*This post was originally published June 21, 2022 and was updated June 27, 2022 to include updated imagery and quotes.