Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Notes Receivable

Notes Receivable
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2019
Receivables [Abstract]  
Notes Receivable



At December 31, 2019 and 2018, notes receivable were comprised of the following:


    2019     2018  
First State Compassion Center   $ 527,261     $ 578,722  
Healer LLC     846,985       307,429  
Atalo Holdings Inc.     -       -  
Maryland Health & Wellness Center Inc.     323,526       -  
High Fidelity Inc.     252,873       -  
Chooze Corp.     -       257,687  
Total notes receivable     1,950,645       1,143,838  
Notes receivable, current portion     311,149       51,462  
Notes receivable, less current portion   $ 1,639,496     $ 1,092,376  


The Company loaned approximately $700,000 to First State Compassion Center, its Delaware cannabis-licensee client, during the period from October 2015 to April 2016. In May 2016, this client issued a 10-year promissory note, as subsequently amended, to the Company bearing interest at a rate of 12.5% per annum. The monthly payments of approximately $10,100 will continue through April 2026, at which time the note will become due. At December 31, 2019 and 2018, the current portion of this note was approximately $58,000 and $51,000, respectively, and is included in Notes Receivable, Current Portion on the respective balance sheets.


In 2018, the Company loaned an aggregate of $300,000 to Healer LLC (“Healer”), an entity that provides cannabis education, dosage programs, and products developed by Dr. Dustin Sulak, an integrative medicine physician and nationally renowned cannabis practitioner. In 2019, the Company loaned Healer an additional aggregate amount of $500,000. The loans bear interest at 6% per annum, with principal and interest payable on the maturity dates which are three years from the respective loan dates.


In 2019, the Company extended loans aggregating $980,000 to Atalo Holdings Inc. (“Atalo”), an agriculture and biotechnology firm specializing in research, development, and production of industrial hemp and hemp-based CBD products. The loans bear interest at 6% per annum, with principal and interest payable on the earlier of April 3, 2020 or the date on which the Company acquires at least 25% of Atalo’s outstanding capital stock, in which case the principal and interest due shall be credited toward Company’s purchase price for such capital stock. In December 2019, the Company wrote off the entire carrying value of the Atalo note receivable balance based on the expectation that the operations of Atalo would be negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.


In January 2019, the Company entered into an agreement with Maryland Health & Wellness Center Inc. (“MHWC”), an entity that has been pre-approved by the state of Maryland for a cannabis dispensing license, to provide MHWC with a $300,000 construction loan in connection with the buildout of MHWC’s proposed dispensary. The Company also entered into a consulting services agreement to provide MHWC with advisory and oversight services over a three-year period relating to the development, administration, operation, and management of MHWC’s proposed dispensary in Maryland. The construction loan bears interest at 8% per annum, with principal and interest payable in May 2022, the two-year anniversary of final state approval of MHWC’s dispensing license, provided however, that the Company shall have the right, that extends through such two-year anniversary and which is subject to state approval, to convert the promissory note underlying the construction loan into a 20% ownership interest of MHWC. This conversion right of the Company shall terminate if the consulting services agreement is terminated.


In August 2019, the Company loaned $250,000 to High Fidelity Inc., a company that owns and operates two seed-to sale medical marijuana facilities in the state of Vermont and produces its own line of CBD products. The loan bears interest at a rate of 10% per annum, with interest-only monthly payments through its extended maturity in August 2020.


During the period from May to October 2018, the Company loaned $250,000 to Chooze Corp. bearing interest at 8% per annum and maturing in 2021. In January 2019, the entire principal and accrued interest balance of approximately $258,000 was converted into a 2.7% ownership interest in Chooze, as previously discussed in Note 4 – Investments.


In January 2019, KPG of Anna LLC and KPG of Harrisburg LLC each issued a promissory note to the Company in the approximate amount of $451,000 and $405,000, respectively, representing the advances made by the Company to these entities through December 31, 2018. The notes bore interest at 12% per annum, with monthly principal and interest payments due through December 2038. With the acquisition of the KPGs as disclosed in Note 3 – Acquisitions, these notes were eliminated upon the consolidation of the KPGs in October 2019.