Looks like there’ll shortly be a Vegas-like destination in a distant part of California, designed only for bud fans.
American Green Inc., a marijuana tech-based company and self proclaimed “seed to purchase” innovator out of Arizona only bought a little California town called Nipton last Thursday. Yes, you read that right: a complete town.
According to a report by Business Insider, the business coughed up about $5 million for the little town that crosses 120 acres of property.
Located on the Nevada border, approximately three hours away from Los Angeles, the town currently houses a small hotel, a solar farm, and a general store. But American Green has other programs for the scantly populated town of six.
According to the report, initially the business plans to tap into the underground lake Nipton sits on to harvest the fresh water, making cannabis-infused water to be dispersed throughout California. Last year, California passed the bill to legalize recreational use of marijuana. However, it is still illegal under the national law.
A consultant working with American Green, Stephen Shearin, advised Business Insider that the company aims to “develop a community that is accepting and understanding” of their usage of marijuana.
Aside from the water, the company’s long-term plans with Nipton include construction a 100 per cent energy-independent town and a “first-of-its-kind” green tourism destination in which visitors can enjoy mineral baths, have a walk in marijuana farms, and essentially create a one-stop pot paradise.
CNN reported that American Green has established an 18-month timeline and $2.5 million in investment for the growth.
But in the meantime, based on Shearin, the business has already decided to rename the local general store to “The Apothecary.”
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