ORGANIZATION AND DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2020
|Accounting Policies [Abstract]|
|ORGANIZATION AND DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS||
NOTE 1 – ORGANIZATION AND DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS
MariMed Inc. (the “Company”) is a multi-state operator in the cannabis industry. The Company develops, operates, manages, and optimizes over 300,000 square feet of state-of-the-art, regulatory-compliant facilities for the cultivation, production and dispensing of medicinal and recreational cannabis. The Company also licenses its proprietary brands of cannabis and hemp-infused products, along with other top brands, in several domestic markets and overseas.
Upon its entry into the cannabis industry, the Company was an advisory firm that procured state-issued cannabis licenses on behalf of its clients, leased its cannabis facilities to these newly-licensed companies, and provided industry-leading expertise and oversight in all aspects of their cannabis operations. The Company also provided its clients with ongoing regulatory, accounting, real estate, human resources, and administrative services.
In 2018, the Company commenced a strategic plan to transition from a consulting business to a direct owner of cannabis licenses and operator of seed-to-sale operations. The Company’s strategic plan consists of the acquisition of its cannabis-licensed clients located in five states—Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Nevada—and the consolidation of these entities under the MariMed banner.
A goal in completing this transition is to present a simpler, more transparent financial picture of the full breadth of the Company’s efforts, with a clearer representation of the revenues, earnings, and other financial metrics the Company has generated for its clients. The Company has played a key role in the successes of these entities, from the securing of their cannabis licenses, to the development of facilities that are models of excellence, to providing industry best practices and corporate guidance. Accordingly, the Company believes it is well suited to own these facilities and manage the continuing growth of their operations.
To date, acquisitions of the licensed businesses in Massachusetts and Illinois have been state-approved and completed, and establishes the Company as a fully integrated seed-to-sale multi-state operator. The acquisitions of the remaining entities located in Maryland, Nevada, and Delaware are at various stages of completion and subject to each state’s laws governing the ownership and transfer of cannabis licenses, which in the case of Delaware requires a modification of current cannabis ownership laws to permit for-profit ownership. Meanwhile, the Company continues to develop additional revenue and business in these states and plans to leverage its success to expand into other markets where cannabis is and becomes legal.
The Company has also created its own brands of cannabis flower, concentrates, and precision-dosed products utilizing proprietary strains and formulations. These products are developed by the Company in cooperation with state-licensed operators who meet the Company’s strict standards, including all natural—not artificial or synthetic—ingredients. The Company licenses its product formulations only to certified manufacturing professionals who adhere to the Company’s precise scientific formulations and trademarked product recipes.
The Company’s branded cannabis products are licensed under brand names including Kalm Fusion™, Nature’s Heritage™, and Betty’s Eddies™, and are distributed in the form of dissolvable strips, tablets, powders, microwaveable popcorn, fruit chews, and other varieties in development. The Company also has exclusive sublicensing rights in certain states to distribute the Binske® line of cannabis products crafted from premium artisan ingredients, the Healer™ line of medical full-spectrum tinctures, and the clinically-tested medicinal cannabis strains developed in Israel by global medical cannabis research pioneer Tikun Olam™. The Company’s hemp division distributes hemp-derived CBD products, including its Florance™ brand, in the US and abroad. The Company intends to continue licensing and distributing its brands, as well as other top brands, in the Company’s current markets and in additional legal markets worldwide.
In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of COVID-19 a global pandemic. The spread of the virus in the United States and the measures implemented to contain it—including business shutdowns, indoor capacity restrictions, social distancing, and diminished travel—have negatively impacted the economy and have created significant volatility and disruption in financial markets. Consequently, the Company’s expansion efforts and implementation of its strategic plan have been delayed. Additionally, while the cannabis industry has been deemed an essential business and is not expected to suffer severe declines in revenue, the Company’s business, operations, financial condition, and liquidity have been adversely affected, as further discussed in Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations and the notes to the financial statements included in this report.
Continued disruption to the global economy may materially and adversely affect the future carrying values of certain of the Company’s assets, including inventories, accounts receivables, and intangibles, as well as negatively impact the Company’s ability to raise working capital to support its operations. The full extent to which COVID-19 and the measures to contain it will impact the Company’s business, operations financial condition, and liquidity will depend on the continued severity and duration of the COVID-19 outbreak and other future developments in response to the virus, all of which are highly uncertain at this time. As a result, the Company cannot predict the ultimate impact of COVID-19 on its operational and financial performance.
The Company’s stock is quoted on the OTCQX market under the ticker symbol MRMD.
The Company was incorporated in Delaware in January 2011 under the name Worlds Online Inc. Initially, the Company developed and managed online virtual worlds. By early 2014, this line of business effectively ceased operating and the Company pivoted into the legal cannabis industry.
The entire disclosure for the general note to the financial statements for the reporting entity which may include, descriptions of the basis of presentation, business description, significant accounting policies, consolidations, reclassifications, new pronouncements not yet adopted and changes in accounting principles.
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