It turns out, a fact that was unbeknownst to me, that real life American ghost towns are actually out there. Wild west hubbubs that washed away with the gold rush stand idle, just waiting for someone to come in and revitalize them. Well one California town is getting just the facelift that it needs after over a hundred years of time passing it by.
From Business Insider:
American Green, a marijuana-focused technology company and consultancy, has purchased the small town for close to $5 million with plans to turn Nipton into a pot-tourism destination.
The company envisions Nipton (population: 6, according to the last count in 2016) as a ganja-paradise, where visitors might someday tour a marijuana farm, shop the dispensaries, take a dip in the natural spring baths, and enjoy a toke outside a pot-friendly bed-and-breafast.
Can we just take a moment and discuss how pitiful it is to have a town of six? Six does not constitute a town. That is just a very small gathering. Has there ever even been a notable group of six in anything? I did some research and all I could find is that Henry VIII had six wives, which, while super cool, doesn’t really say much.
Thankfully, this “town” will become legitimate once more thanks to Marijuana Town, USA. Finally, a theme park we can all get behind. There’s something for everyone! From the natural springs for the kids to frolic in to places for Mom and Dad to grab a toke, who would not love this place?
Construction on infrastructure begins immediately, but the process of setting up the first legal marijuana cultivation site in Nipton may be years out.
Sadly, it’s going to take a while before Marijuana Town gets running. Apparently, they want to “get the proper licensing” and “follow the law” like a bunch of nerds. Who is going to stop you from growing some of the green stuff? One of the six people living there? Not to pass judgement, but I don’t think they’ll take much to bribe. Just saying.
Anyway, cheers to this place coming to fruition, because it sounds awesome. Let’s all hope hippies don’t ruin it for the rest of us..
[via Business Insider]
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