Laura Cavaness sweeps out a lodge at the Hotel Nipton, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Nipton, Calif. American Green Inc., one of the nation’s largest cannabis companies, announced it has bought the entire 80 acre California desert town of Nipton. (AP Photo/John Locher)
NIPTON, Calif. (AP) — Now that one of the nation’s largest cannabis companies has bought the entire California desert town of Nipton, a question remains: Will the new owners rename the place Potsylvania?
The name Weed already belongs to an old mill town in Northern California.
American Green Inc. announced Thursday it is buying all 80 acres of Nipton, which includes its Old West-style hotel, a handful of houses, an RV park and a coffee shop. Its plans are to transform the old Gold Rush town into what it calls “an energy-independent, cannabis-friendly hospitality destination.”
The town’s current owner, Roxanne Lang, said the sale is still in escrow, but confirmed American Green