One of the nation’s largest cannabis companies announced it has bought the entire 80-acre California desert town of Nipton. A family walks along train tracks in the town on Thursday.
Nipton, Calif., 60 miles south of Las Vegas, isn’t convenient to much. It sports a hotel, a trading post, a historical plaque and a whole lot of passing trains.
And as of this week, Nipton has something else: a cannabis company for an owner, with designs on turning the hamlet into a pot-centric tourist destination.
“[W]e are thrilled to begin work on this first-of-its-kind eco-tourism experience for conscious cannabis consumers,” David Gwyther, chairman and president of American Green, said in a statement announcing the purchase.
The 80-acre town was put up for sale last year for $5 million.