According to CNN the same marijuana-making company that recently unveiled the American Green Machine (a vending machine you can buy weed from) purchased the entire 48 hectare town of Nipton in California for around $5 million USD. Not a bad price to pay for an entire town considering in Sydney over the weekend a small three bedroom, one bathroom unrenovated house in 'original' condition sold for that exact same dollar amount.

CNN reports that American Green Inc. has an 18-month, $2.5 million development plan, "...to make Nipton the country's first energy-independent, cannabis-friendly hospitality destination." And the company will, "...initially focus on bottling cannabis-infused water in the town. The production of marijuana edibles and the cultivation of cannabis won't be far behind."

The sparsely populated town of Nipton is on the borders of California and Nevada in the Mojave National Preserve and if American Green Inc.'s plans turn out, the ghost town will soon be a must-visit on the travelling pot-lovers road trip.

Welcome to dope town, California’s first ‘green’ tourist destination

The company's plans for the town also include mineral baths, places to stay, marijuana shops and, "A first-of-its-kind eco-tourism experience for conscious cannabis consumers." The company is clearly taking full advantage of California's recent legalization of recreational marijuana, with next-door neighbour Nevada not likely to complain about any strong 'aromas' coming from Nipton, since they also recently legalized recreational marijuana.

Welcome to dope town, California’s first ‘green’ tourist destination