A Cannabis Company Just Bought A Whole California Town

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Authored by Carey Wedler via TheAntiMedia.org,

As cannabis grows increasingly acceptable in society and more states legalize it, everything from cannabis churches and resorts to yoga and restaurants are cropping up. And now, there will be an entire cannabis-inspired town.

American Green is a cannabis company based in Arizona, but they just bought the small California town of Nipton, located in San Bernardino County, and plan to convert into a municipality with a cannabis theme.

The company has a “state of the art” cultivation facility in Arizona and also sells hemp-based CBD (cannabidiol) products online and works to develop cannabis apps. They just spent five million dollars to obtain Nipton and plan to spend another $2.5 million creating their cannabis tourist attraction over the next 18 months.

We thought that showing that there was a viable means of having a cannabis-friendly municipality and further making it energy independent could be a way of really inspiring folks to say, ‘Why can’t we do that here?’” says the company’s consultant and project manager for Nipton, Stephen Shearin.

Bloomberg reports:

American Green plans to include a new facility to manufacture water infused with CBD, the cannabis component that is typically associated with reducing pain and inflammation. The new Nipton will also have a production site for edible marijuana products, retail stores, and artist-in-residence programs.”

In doing so, the company hopes to develop Nipton into a tourist attraction and make cannabis approachable and acceptable to a wider audience.They plan to manufacture products with smaller doses and provide a vending machine that ensures customers are of age using a biometric scanner.

American Green wants to make Nipton, which features natural mineral springs, a tourist destination. Shearin told Marijuana Business Daily that they plan to “open cannabis-themed bed and breakfasts, host culinary events, start artists-in-residence programs and more.”

They are in negotiations with edible and extract companies to set up shop in Nipton, as well as ship and distribute their products to other parts of the state.

Though they plan to be up and running by mid-October of this year, they still have to wait for the necessary state and local licenses to be able to cultivate and sell cannabis on the property.

If we have to wait until January and prepare for that and get that in place, and then build out the infrastructure to support it, we can still have a cannabis-friendly destination,” Shearin said.


It’s a master-planned community,” he told Marijuana Business Daily. “It’s designed to be very specific in terms of being legal, being a town and running it correctly. It’s designed to be open-ended in terms of what it can evolve into by partnering with the right company.”

They also want to build out the town’s mineral springs and create several CBD-infused water pools, expand an existing solar farm, and ensure there is enough lodging for future tourists.

And it’s not just Nipton they want to transform. They hope to change the entire region and make cannabis-based towns more acceptable and popular.We want to revitalize the region, not the town,” Shearin said, “and we want to do it in a way that other towns can say, ‘Look at that, they have this regulatory system that allows them to embrace cannabis while not offending people who may not be of that mindset.’”

For now, they are moving forward within California’s legal framework. Though President Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions has threatened to crack down on legal cannabis, his future in the administration is uncertain, and it’s difficult to imagine a state like California giving up its recent voter decision to legalize the plant.

Fittingly, Nipton used to be a gold rush town. As Shearin said, The Gold Rush built this city. The Green Rush can keep it moving the way people envisioned it years ago.And he hopes to do it elsewhere:

“The plan is absolutely to duplicate this model in new cities.”

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desertboy's picture

This movement will remain an excellent catalyst for returning states rights and fighting the prison-industrial complex - bring it on.  

DontGive's picture

Great place to dump all the crusties.

NoDebt's picture

I could smoke pot without having to travel to the middle of a desert.

I mean, yeah, sure, pot is mildly entertaining and all, but you can get it basically ANYWHERE.  It's not even close to being "counter-cultural" any more.  You don't need to commune with your pot head buddies in a remote location and pretend you're all doing something "taboo" together any more.

Maybe I'm missing the "cool factor" in all this.

(Here come the down-votes)

Yukon Cornholius's picture

Don't tell Old Man Sessions. He might have a stroke and die without doing anything useful.

Normalcy Bias's picture

Sessions must think that Reefer Madness was a documentary.

Jubal Early's picture

CBD infused mineral bath.  If I was suffering from Melanoma, I would probably give it a try.  Or two.

Session would of course try to deny me this.  Thank you Trump, now thats what I call MAGA.

S Spade's picture

you girls really have it out for sessions, huh?  i can only suppose those like yourselves who prefer a distorted reality prefered barry o's justice dept, scary...

ReturnOfDaMac's picture

Maybe those "girls" realize that stoners don't get into many fights, drive slow, and their only issues are eating a lot and laughing.  Seems like low-cost fun.  What's the harm, besides not needing big-pharma's killer chemicals?  Oh wait ....

Fish Gone Bad's picture

They should have bought the town of Baker. People could have bought Alien Jerkey or Bun Boy and gotten high on their way to or from Las Vegas.  Stoners doin' stoner stuff.

ReturnOfDaMac's picture

Ha ha ha, officer thinking Fish, cannibis county!

oncemore's picture

It would be something useful, should he die.

oncemore's picture

It would be something useful, should he die.

oncemore's picture

It would be something useful, should he die.

stitch-rock's picture

A Music industry peer, Andrew built a company called Purple Audio. High end studio gear for makin' rekahds.
He's almost bought all of Jim Thorpe, PA...


Chupacabra-322's picture

This town needs one thing.

"White Castle."

mc888's picture

White Castle has always been 100% beef.

Eat that, MCD!

ReturnOfDaMac's picture

Damn you guys are funny today!!!    Or how 'bout In-N-Out burgers.  They'd make a fortnune!!!! 

Normalcy Bias's picture

I wish them luck, but they'd better have a well staffed Police Force.

Nipton is going to attract a lot of cool people who just want to have fun, but I predict it's also going to be a very strong dirtbag magnet.

Vic Odd's picture

This company (ERBB) is a pump and dump scam. The town is unincorporated, they are doing 'water testing' before closing on the deal, But only incorporated towns have water rights. As of now they are subject to the municipality or county rule. This deal has not even gone through yet. It's a fake PR ploy to sell diluted shares.

NoDebt's picture

Thanks for that, Vic.  Makes more sense that way.


in4mayshun's picture

Even growing drugs has its consumption ceiling. California is growing much more cannabis than is consumed in the state and now every other slacker that doesn't want to work a real job is jumping into the farming business. At this rate, weed will be cheaper than roses soon.

Rusty Shorts's picture

Ther's a major problem emerging out west, it's called the - Hemp Russet Mite and its cousin - The Broad Mite. These things are the Spawn of Satan and are wiping out whole crops, almost impossible to kill and spreading like wildfire.

Socratic Dog's picture

No problem. Monsanto is on it.

Growing market in "organic" weed predicted.

ReturnOfDaMac's picture

You're a genius Dog, I may have to look into that.  I "sense" there may be loot in marketing with that angle. Been a long time since I cracked an organic chemistry book that idea of yours is interesting ...

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Introduce natural predator insects (ladybugs, etc), and stop spraying poisons that kill them.

Xredsx's picture

What is the rules on weed over there then? Can everyone grow their own plants, or is it only the government that can? Or bussinesses? Sorry i live in the Tyranny of Britain and not your Tyranny. My government would only allows us to grow a plant if they could fine us some how. Like smoking it in the streets or something. We got no chance other wise.

Vic Odd's picture

The town of Nipton is unincorporated, so the company would not even have water rights unless they can incorporate the town. American Green ticker:ERBB is an OTC sub penny stock trading at .0016. I was watching level 2 today. It's a dilution machine. The ask wall at .0017 was replenished with millions and millions of shares all day,so despite the buying frenzy it was held down.

quadraspleen's picture

Nah, they don't care about someone growing a few for personal. In my county the police and crime commissioner has actually directed magistrates to consider less than 10 plants "personal". I grew 14 last year and I live next to a copper. My missus wouldn't let me have as many this year. She got paranoid. I'm restricted to 5. That's my tyranny right there :)

Gen. Ripper's picture

Awesome location - get stoned then robbed/murdered/disappeared

Fucking potheads

ParkAveFlasher's picture

Pot-based subcultures settling entire towns are sort of vanilla when you consider Disney is essentially a govt-funded hallucinogenic mass-mind-control experiment and has carved out half of Florida.


NotApplicable's picture

I'm hoping they build a Jeff Spicoli Wave Pool.

"All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I'm fine."

CzarVladimirI's picture

Waste your brain; wax your board; pray for waves.

mtndds's picture

Whats the ticker symbol for American Green?

fishwharf's picture

I wish them success.

juangrande's picture

You smoke 16 tons and what do you get

Another day older and deeper in debt

St Peter don't you call me cause I can't go....

I owe my soul to  the company store

az_patriot's picture

When I was young I smoked a few joints.  Pot made me feel out of control and kind of sick.  Never did it again.  I honestly don't understand what people see in this shit, but if they want to smoke their brain cells to death be my guest.

oddjob's picture

Just relax and have a beer and a cigarette.

az_patriot's picture

Don't smoke, but I prefer vodka martinis.  Shaken, not stirred.

Erwin643's picture

Right on!

Have you ever tried the old Ian Fleming-invented Vesper? A different gin is required, due to Gordon's being watered down over the years, but it goes like this: Three parts gin (Tanqueray), one part vodka (Stoli) and 1/2 measure Lillet Blanc (available at BevMo, right next to the Tanqueray. Originally known as Kina Lillet). 

If you measure whole shots (Bond told the waiter to put it into a champaigne goblet), this cold-shaken martini will get you higher than hell.

Gotta love Ian Fleming. Old school (actually studied him while earning a degree in Intelligence Studies).

Krungle's picture

I am curious as to the biological mechanism you propose that induces apoptosis in neurons from the binding of cannabinoid to the cannabinoid receptors in your brain? I mean it wouldn't make a whole lot of sense for human brains to have dedicated cannibinoid receptors but binding causes apoptosis. 


Eyes Opened's picture

Wha ??? 

WTF u smokin ?? .....

Big words make me dizzy...  lol