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Drug expert Mike Tyson has seen death 53 times from tripping on psychedelic toad venom, the legendary boxer told the New York Post during an interview at a Miami conference where panelists addressed drugs, microdosing, and medicine.
“I ‘died’ during my first trip,” Tyson told the paper. “In my trips, I’ve seen that death is beautiful. Life and death both have to be beautiful, but death has a bad rep. The toad has taught me that I’m not going to be here forever. There’s an expiration date.”
The venom that has helped Mike see this beautiful death he’s talking about comes from the Sonoran Desert Toad. The venom is extracted from the toad and then users smoke it and off they go into a different dimension.
Tyson says he smoked the toad venom as a dare because he was already crushing piles of cocaine and the toad venom was just another challenge. It turns out the former heavyweight champion loved the psychedelic trip provided by the toads and now trips as many as three times in a day!
“It has made me more creative and helps me focus,” he said. “I’m more present as a businessman and entrepreneur.”
How does Mike get his venom? He’s stockpiling toads to provide him with endless supplies of venom to smoke.
With psychedelic mushrooms becoming the next frontier for cities looking to raise new tax dollars, Tyson’s now pushing the toad venom as yet another alternative for cash-starved cities like Detroit and Oakland.
According to the experts on toad venom, it kicks in about five minutes after smoking it and then gives the user an hour-long trip. When Mike’s not smoking the toad venom, he’ll use marijuana to get the job done. Earlier this year, he joined the Mario Lopez podcast where he revealed the only way he’s been able to get back in a ring is by smoking pot.
“I wouldn’t fight if I couldn’t smoke, I’d be nervous as a motherf***er. Can you imagine not being high and me in there, like, ‘Wow, f***’,” he told Lopez.
It’s not just crazies like Tyson smoking toad venom. In July, Christina Haack of “Flip or Flop” fame revealed she smoked some venom as part of a spiritual journey and says this stuff “basically reset my brain and kicked out years of anxiety in 15 [minutes].”
As always, your mileage may vary. Consult your favorite toad venom doctor.
*Nothing in this post should serve as medical advice!