ORGANIZATION AND DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2022
|Real Estate [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 ongoing regulatory, accounting, real estate, human resources, and administrative services.
Over the last few years, the Company made the strategic decision to transition from a consulting business to a direct owner and operator of cannabis licenses in high-growth states. Core to this transition is the acquisition and consolidation of the Company’s clients (the “Consolidation Plan”). Among several benefits, the Consolidation Plan would 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 funding their operations, and to providing operational and corporate guidance. Accordingly, the Company believes it is well suited to own these businesses and manage the continuing growth of their operations.
To date, the Company’s acquisition and consolidation of its cannabis-licensed clients’ retail businesses in Illinois and retail and wholesale businesses in Massachusetts have been completed. In April 2022, the acquisition of its client’s wholesale business in Maryland, and a third-party wholesale business in Illinois were consummated. The acquisitions of clients’ retail and wholesale businesses in Nevada and Delaware are at various stages of completion and subject to each state’s laws governing the ownership transfer of cannabis licenses and other closing conditions. Delaware will require a modification of current cannabis ownership laws to permit for-profit ownership, which is expected to occur when the state legalizes recreational adult-use cannabis. Until the law changes and the acquisition is approved, the Company continues to generate revenue from rental income, management fees, and licensing royalties.
In addition to the aforementioned acquisitions of its cannabis-licensed clients, in February 2022, the Company was notified that it was awarded a cannabis dispensary license from the state of Ohio, for which it had previously applied. The Company is awaiting the final verification process to be completed by the state before commencing cannabis operations in this state.
The Company’s transition to a fully integrated muti-state cannabis operator (“MSO”) is part of a strategic growth plan (the “Strategic Growth Plan”) it is implementing to drive its revenues and profitability. The Strategic Growth Plan has four components: (i) complete the Consolidation Plan, (ii) increase revenues in existing states, by spending capital to increase the Company’s cultivation and production capacity, and develop additional assets within those states, (iii) expand the Company’s footprint in additional legal cannabis states through new applications and acquisitions of existing cannabis businesses, and (iv) optimize the Company’s brand portfolio and licensing revenue by expanding into additional states with legal cannabis programs.
The Company has 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 quality 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 product recipes.
The Company markets its high-quality cannabis flowers and concentrates under the award-winning1 Nature’s Heritage brand; chewable tablets under the brand names Kalm Fusion and K Fusion; all natural fruit chews under the award-winning1 Betty’s Eddies brand; brownies, cookies, and other social sweets under the Bubby’s Baked brand; and powder drink mixes under the Vibations: High + Energy brand. The Company’s brands have been top-selling products in Maryland and Massachusetts.2 The Company intends to introduce additional product lines under these brands in the foreseeable future.
The Company also has strategic alliances with prominent brands. The Company has partnered with renowned ice cream maker Emack & Bolio’s® to create a line-up of cannabis-infused vegan and dairy ice cream. Additionally, the Company has secured distribution rights for 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 was incorporated in Delaware in January 2011 under the name Worlds Online Inc. The Company’s stock is quoted on the OTCQX market under the ticker symbol MRMD. In April 2022, the Company applied to list its shares of common stock on the Canadian Securities Exchange, which application is currently pending.
1 Awards won by the Company’s Betty’s Eddies brand include LeafLink 2021 Best Selling Medical Product, Reddit Sparkie 2021 Best Edible, Respect My Region 2021 Hottest Edible, LeafLink 2020 Industry Innovator, and Explore Maryland Cannabis 2020 Edible of the Year. Awards won by the Company’s Nature’s Heritage brand include the Cultivators Cup 2021 Silver Medal and the High Times Cannabis Cup 2021 Bronze Medal.
2 Source: LeafLink Insights 2020.
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