“Growing” Investment Opportunities in the Legal Cannabis Business
The emergence and legitimization of the medical marijuana industry has opened a whole new niche of quality real estate investment opportunities including facilities for cultivation, processing and dispensing. The industry has many ancillary real estate needs in order to accomplish a true seed to sale environment. Indeed, virtually all states require that the real estate component be perfected and secured and properly licensed or permitted before Marijuana licenses are awarded. Real estate is one of many ways into the fast and yet steady growing legal marijuana investment market.
Investing in Marijuana Real Estate: DEMAND IS HIGH!
Interestingly, the demand for quality real estate encompasses the entire industry—either directly with growing and selling facilities or connected or ancillary businesses that also have real estate needs. Here are the most prolific users of real estate in legal marijuana:
- Grow Facilities
- Independent testing laboratories
- Vendors making identification cards for patients and caregivers
- Dispensary owners and agents
- Security firms
- HVAC servers for the new green business
Debtcraft: WHAT WE DO
We bring smart and wealthy investors together to fund and invest in the best opportunities that we see each day. The demand for capital is intense since banks and lending institutions do not liberally lend money for any of these opportunities. Debtcraft is primarily concerned with crafting great business agreements with secure loans—often against real estate—that serve all parties: our investors and partners and borrowers and cannabis operators. We provide real estate advantages and options for marijuana investors:
- We regularly review real-estate capital requests by cannabis growers and operators
- We provide funding for acquisition and construction
- We also provide funding for tenant improvements—including the unique hardware and fixtures associated with cannabis
- Debtcraft is an expert in Investing in Cannabis Real Estate
We will do capital extensions as low as $100,000 and as high as $5,000,000. Click here to read more about Investing in Marijuana Real Estate.
Investing in Marijuana Real Estate: WHY NOW IS THE TIME!
Legal marijuana is the fastest-growing industry in the United States and if the trend toward legalization continues and spreads to all 50 states, marijuana could become larger than the organic food industry, according to The ArcView Group, a cannabis industry investment and research firm.
The report went on to say that the U.S. market for legal cannabis grew 74 percent in 2014 to $2.7 billion, up from $1.5 billion in 2013.
This market needs the infrastructure, capital and growth investment to keep up with the demand and the quickly changing environment. Now is the time to investigate and make decisions about whether investing in the industry is right for you. Surely, the demand and returns are rich for the time being. We are poised to invest in the real-estate this market has got to have.
Legalized Marijuana is HERE TO STAY!
On some very important level, the growth and interest in legal marijuana is unstoppable. The American public is in favor of legalization. National polls from Gallup, Pew Research, and the General Social Survey all show that a little over 50% of respondents support legalizing the drug.
The marijuana legalization effort is gaining serious momentum right now, with the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States Act, or CARERS Act. It is currently being debated in the Senate as to appropriate taxation, rescheduling to make it a class 2 drug, adjusting banking protocols and laws,
It is evident by reading the newspaper any given day that once there is no longer a legal risk, major companies like CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD), and perhaps even Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) will probably enter the market. Moreover, the tobacco giants Altria (NYSE:MO) and Reynolds American (NYSE:RAI) have already got the protocol in place for selling in the highly regulated drug industry. It would be easy for them to just transfer the marijuana into their models.
And finally, it’s doubtful the senate will ignore the human misery or the political fallout with the number of Americans in 23 legal marijuana states, who are chronically ill and already card carrying medical cannabis users. The faces of cannabis users have certainly changed and so have weed supporters. Even with added governmental rules, the brick and mortar to deliver services must remain.
Debtcraft is committed to delivering high quality, carefully underwritten and unique investment opportunities in real estate and specifically, cannabis real estate opportunities. To learn more about specific investment opportunities give us a confidential call at (310) 621-0092.