Opinion: As Retail Vacancies Rise, Landlords Should Reconsider Their Aversion To This ‘Recession-Proof’ Business

With major retail chains such as J.Crew and Pier One filing for bankruptcy and closing stores, landlords may finally be ready to warm up to the cannabis dispensary sector. Historically, cannabis dispensaries have faced hurdles in finding their ideal retail space. A lot of this has to do with cultural stereotypes about cannabis, as well as the industry’s gray area of legality at the federal level. And it hasn’t helped that dispensaries operate in a business sector with little banking access. Whether because of these factors or others, many of the larger commercial brokers have little to do with renting their property sites to cannabis businesses of any kind — medical or adult-use. Read more at Market Watch.