What will be the new capital of marijuana in America
Cannabis should be the new gold of the XXI century. At least, the company’s CEO thinks so American green, which bought out an entire city in California and intends to turn it into a marijuana mecca. "Lenta.rI figured out what will be the new "grass capital" of America.
“The marijuana revolution is sweeping across the US. It can give new life to our cities just as the gold rush did in the 19th century, ”the head proudly said. American green David Guyter after the news of his purchase by the corporation of the California town Nipton.
The historic deal was valued at five million dollars. For American Green, which, since 2009, has been developing new technologies for growing and producing medical marijuana, the deal looks rather momentous. The corporation wants to turn Nipton and its surroundings into an environmentally friendly resort of 48,5 hectares. According to the creators, he will provide himself with the energy of the sun and will gladly accept lovers to relax under the bong.
Ganjubas in the Wild West
“I like to say that we are practically located in the heart of the wilderness,” jokes the former owner of the city Roxana Lang. Nipton was laid in the 1905 year at the end of the California gold rush - large deposits of gold and silver were found nearby. The railroad was led through, and prospectors reached out to Nipton, farmers brought cattle to the city in order to load it into wagons and send them to buyers.
In 1950, geologist Gerald Freeman came across lifeless buildings in the desert - and they liked him. “I always felt calm in the desert, when there is plenty of free space around. Los Angeles was becoming too expensive and crowded, ”he recalled. In the end, in 1984, Freeman bought the city from the authorities - as reported Los Angeles Timesfor 200 thousand dollars.
Authentic streets and Nipton Squares often served as scenery for filming: for example, the films "Hit the bone" were shot with Antonio Banderas and "The Fall" with Kurt Russell. “Russell was brought by helicopter from Malibu every day. He even left us a guestbook entry, ”Freeman said.
Lang, fortunately, waited. Answering question The Guardian about how the deceased husband took the deal, she laughed: "I think we would find it very funny." According to her, Freeman was a libertarian and treated both the marijuana lovers and supporters of clean energy perfectly: after all, it was under him that the city acquired the first solar power station.
"Our project opens up tremendous opportunities for both our company and the entire marijuana industry," the press release says American green.
The company’s plans are ambitious: no doubt it will be possible to buy plenty of grass in the city, but the company promises to bring the marijuana industry to a new level.
In Nipton, an almost inexhaustible underground source of drinking water: American green plans to saturate it with cannabidiol and bottled. Cannabidiol, unlike other components of marijuana, does not affect the psyche, but it helps to cope with inflammatory processes and calm down.
“During its existence, the company has repeatedly issued ambitious press releases, and then did nothing,” said economist Alan Brochstein, who specializes in evaluating marijuana companies.
The second possible obstacle is the policy of the current US President Donald Trump. Cannabis is now legalized in 28 states, but the ruling administration has repeatedly hintedthat lovers indulge in weed without a doctor's prescription, their favorite pleasure may be prohibited.
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