ORGANIZATION AND DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2021
|Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]|
|ORGANIZATION AND DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS||
NOTE 1 – ORGANIZATION AND DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS
MariMed Inc. (the “Company”) is a multi-state operator in the United States 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 in 2014, the Company was an advisory firm that procured state-issued cannabis licenses on behalf of its clients, developed cannabis facilities which it leased 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 as ongoing regulatory, accounting, real estate, human resources, and administrative services.
In 2018, the Company made the strategic decision to transition from a consulting business to a direct owner of cannabis licenses and operator of seed-to-sale operations (hereinafter referred to as the “Consolidation Plan”). The Consolidation Plan calls for the acquisition of its cannabis-licensed clients located in Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Nevada. In addition, the Consolidation Plan includes the potential acquisition of a Rhode Island asset. All of these acquisitions are subject to state approval, and once consolidated, the entities will operate under the MariMed banner.
To date, acquisitions of the licensed businesses in Massachusetts and Illinois have been completed and establish 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 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 expand these businesses and maximize the Company’s revenue from rental income, management fees, and licensing royalties.
A goal in completing this transition from a consulting business to a direct owner of cannabis licenses and operator of seed-to-sale operations 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 operational and corporate guidance. Accordingly, the Company believes it is well suited to own these facilities and manage the continuing growth of their operations.
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 brands and product formulations only to certified manufacturing professionals who follow state cannabis laws and adhere to the Company’s precise scientific formulations and trademarked product recipes.
The Company’s proprietary cannabis genetics produce flowers and concentrates under the brand name Nature’s Heritage™, and cannabis-infused products under the brand names Kalm Fusion®, in the form of chewable tablets and drink powder mixes, and the award-winning1 Betty’s Eddies® brand of all natural fruit chews. Both cannabis-infused brands are top selling products in Maryland and Massachusetts2 and the Company intends to introduce additional products under these brands in 2021. The Company’s brand of hemp-infused cannabidiol (“CBD”) products, Florance™, is distributed in the United States and abroad.
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 cannabis tinctures, and the clinically tested medicinal cannabis strains developed in Israel by global medical cannabis research pioneer Tikun Olam™. 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 implementation of its aforementioned Consolidation Plan has 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 impacted, as further discussed in this report.
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.
1 Awards won by the Company’s Betty’s Eddies® brand include LeafLink 2020 Industry Innovator, Explore Maryland Cannabis 2020 Edible of the Year, and LeafLink 2019 Best Selling Medical Product.
2 Source: LeafLink Insights 2020.
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.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef