Marijuana Company Buys Entire California Desert Town


The small desert town of Nipton just got put on a lot of tourist's must-visit destinations. 

The tiny San Bernardino County desert town is set to become the primo destination for marijuana tourism. The publicly-traded cannabis company American Green (based in Tempe, Arizona), just paid around $5 million to buy Nipton, which boasts a population of six people. 

There's not much there at the moment. A few houses, a general store, RV park and hotel make up much of the small town's infrastructure. 

American Green says they intend to turn Nipton into an off-the-grid, cannabis-friendly hospitality destination. A consultant for the company told Business Insider that it wants to create a community that's accepting and understanding of the use of marijuana. 

In an interview with Time, America Green's president David Gwyther said he's excited to lead the charge for a true green rush. 

"The cannabis revolution that's going on here in the US has the power to completely revitalise communities in the same way gold did during the 19th Century."


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