Even after the pandemic ends, and people are feeling less stress, cannabis dispensaries will likely continue to see strong growth. In fact, even after expanded unemployment benefits expired, these retailers saw a double-digit increase in sales. Some states declared cannabis dispensaries as essential businesses. But even now, investors are naturally still wary of jumping into the cannabis industry.
Could cannabis real estate take on even the industrial sector for capital investment? Will the expansion of legalization continue and will this tremendous growth expand eastward along with it? And where will the next hot opportunity zones appear as the industry matures and gains access to new sources of capital?