Could failing retail businesses provide the cannabis and warehouse industries with an unexpected spark?

Last month, Sports Authority and Aeropostale became the latest major retailers to seek Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and announce store closures.

While local economies can be negatively affected by the closure of big-box retailers, there is a budding business that, following a wave of legislative changes in many parts of the U.S., could stand to gain from the travails of retail: the marijuana industry.

One of the less-discussed impacts of the so-called retail apocalypse is that, with fewer stores in which to sell their goods, some retailers who get into financial hot water could decide to put warehouses or storage facilities on the market.

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Ely Razin ~ Forbes.com ~

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