California town sold to marijuana company

Hotel Nipton

In 1905, a herd of miners chasing gold moved to Nipton, California, a small town on the edge of the Mojave Desert. Now the “green rush” has taken over the former ghost town.

With plans to turn the town into a marijuana-tourism destination, American Green purchased Nipton for approximately $5 million.

The marijuana-focused technology and consulting company plans to have a marijuana farm for visitors to tour, dispensaries to shop, marijuana infused water to drink and natural springs.

American Green plans to spend about $2.5 million creating a marijuana destination town with an 18-month time frame for completion.

Nipton currently has about 20 residents, a hotel, a general store and a schoolhouse. The town is located along State Route 164 about a one-hour drive away from Las Vegas.