Marijuana tech company American Green Inc. has purchased the entire 120-acre town of Nipton, CA for an estimated $5 million.
They plan to turn the desert locale into “the country’s first energy-independent, cannabis-friendly hospitality destination” — which is interesting news for its 20 year-round residents.
From gold rush to green rush
Situated about 1.5 miles from the Nevada border, on the outskirts of the Mojave Desert, Nipton was founded in 1905 after gold was discovered in the area.
In the 1980s, the (by then) ghost town was purchased by a Los Angeles geologist who spent 30 years fitting it with solar panels and eco-friendly cabins. His widow put the town up for sale last year — and in stepped the ganjapreneurs.
Over the next 18 months, American Green Inc. plans to invest $2.5m in making the town the United States’ premiere weed destination.
Its first order of business will be to infuse the town’s water supply with cannabidiol (CBT), the non-psychoactive part of cannabis. They’ll also be introducing a potpourri of dispensaries, mineral baths, and hotels.
Be prepared to find a nug on your pillow in lieu of a mint.