Impacts of Legalized Marijuana on San Diego Home Prices

The state of California is expected to generate a significant increase in sales tax from the predicted $3.7 Billion in sales from legal marijuana by year end (for comparison, beer sales were $5 Billion in 2017).

Obviously a win for the state, but how will that effect property values here in San Diego?

Values for residential properties may not go higher and in fact may decrease if they are in close proximity to marijuana businesses.

Some of the biggest winners will be the landlords of factories and warehouses where zoning allows manufacturing and growing of marijuana.

I am currently representing a client who is selling an industrial property he owns where zoning allows cultivation.

We continue to get multiple back up offers on the property, all from those looking to cash in on the manufacturing of the now legal drug.

The biggest challenge for buyers of these types of properties is the risk of federal seizure, and difficulties getting title insurance because of a not so minor detail, it is still against Federal Law!

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