The town's fortunes have always rested on forces far removed from its isolated setting on the edge of the Mojave desert.
The gold rush created Nipton in the early 1900s when the precious metal was found nearby.
For example, a new facility will make water infused with Cannabidiol or CBD, which doesn't make you feel stoned but is believed to have medical benefits.
The company purchased the 120-acre property, which includes a general store, a hotel, a school building and mineral baths, for about $5 million and plans to spend an additional $2.5 million to improve the town's infrastructure and expand the solar energy plant.
When Lang's late husband, Gerald Freeman, bought Nipton in 1985 it was a rundown ghost town.
If the idea of a marijuana-friendly town gives you an anticipatory buzz, you may consider taking a trip to California, where one municipality is slated to become one big pot tourism destination.
Stephen Shearin, consultant to American Green and general manager of the Nipton project, compared the future site to Disney's Epcot Center, Forbes reported. "The Gold Rush built this city", Shearin told Bloomberg.com. "The Green Rush can keep it moving the way people envisioned it years ago". The will also include an artist in-residence program if things go as planned.
The company, which says it is the second oldest and largest publicly traded marijuana business in the US, plans to modernize the 80-acre town that boasts some 20 residents and make it the "country's first energy-independent, cannabis-friendly hospitality destination", and a hub for the manufacture of pot products, according to a press release.