Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2022
Business Combination and Asset Acquisition [Abstract]  





In December 2021, the Company entered into a membership interest purchase agreement with the members of Kind, the Company’s client in Maryland that holds licenses for the cultivation, production, and dispensing of medical cannabis, to acquire 100% of the equity ownership of Kind in exchange for $13.5 million payable in cash (subject to certain adjustments) and $6.5 million payable by the issuance of four-year 6.0% promissory notes to the members of Kind, secured by a first priority lien on the Company’s property in Hagerstown, MD (collectively, the “Kind Consideration”). Upon execution of the membership interest purchase agreement, the Company deposited $5.0 million into escrow as a contract down payment.


In April 2022, the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission approved the Company’s acquisition of Kind, and the acquisition was completed on the Kind Acquisition Date (the “Kind Acquisition”). Following the Kind Acquisition, the Maryland litigation between the Company and the members of Kind was dismissed (see Note 18).


The Company believes that the Kind Acquisition allows it to expand its operations into the Maryland cannabis industry and marketplace.


The Kind Acquisition has been accounted for as a business combination and the financial results of Kind have been included in the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statement for the period subsequent to the Kind Acquisition Date. The Company’s financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022 include $1.7 million of revenue and a net loss of $0.3 million attributable to Kind.



A summary of the preliminary allocation of Kind Consideration to the acquired assets, identifiable intangible assets and certain assumed liabilities is as follows (in thousands):


Fair value of consideration transferred:        
Cash consideration:        
Cash paid at closing   $ 10,128  
Release of escrow     2,444  
Severance paid from escrow     556  
Less cash acquired     (2,310 )
Net cash consideration     10,818  
Note payable     5,634  
Write-off accounts receivable     658  
Write-off of deferred accounts receivable     842  
Total fair value of consideration transferred   $ 17,952  


Fair value of assets acquired and (liabilities assumed):        
Current assets, net of cash acquired   $ 5,047  
Property and equipment     622  
Intangible assets:        
Tradename and trademarks     2,041  
Licenses and customer base     4,700  
Non-compete agreements     42  
Goodwill     6,011  
Current liabilities     (511 )
Total fair value of assets acquired and (liabilities assumed)   $ 17,952  


The valuation of the acquired intangible assets is inherently subjective and relies on significant unobservable inputs. The Company used an income approach to value the acquired tradename/trademarks, licenses/customer base, and non-compete intangible assets. The valuation for each of these intangible assets was based on estimated projections of expected cash flows to be generated by the assets discounted to the present value at discount rates commensurate with perceived risk. The valuation assumptions take into consideration the Company’s estimates of new markets, products and customers and its outcome through key assumptions driving asset values, including sales growth, royalty rates and other related costs.


The Company is amortizing the identifiable intangible assets arising from the Kind Acquisition in relation to the expected cash flows from the individual intangible assets over their respective useful lives, which have a weighted average life of 5.77 years (see Note 9). Goodwill results from assets that are not separately identifiable as part of the transaction and is not deductible for tax purposes.


Concurrent with entering into the Kind membership purchase agreement, the Company entered into a membership interest purchase agreement with one of the members of Kind to acquire such member’s entire equity ownership interest in (i) Mari Holdings MD LLC (“Mari-MD”), the Company’s majority-owned subsidiary that owns production and retail cannabis facilities in Hagerstown, MD and Annapolis, MD, and (ii) Mia Development LLC (“Mia”), the Company’s majority-owned subsidiary that owns production and retail cannabis facilities in Wilmington, DE. Upon the dismissal in June 2022 of the derivative claims in the DiPietro lawsuit (see Note 18), the Company paid the aggregate purchase consideration of $2.0 million, and the transaction was completed, increasing the Company’s ownership of Mari-MD and Mia to 99.7% and 94.3%, respectively.



Green Growth Group Inc.


In January 2022, the Company entered into a stock purchase agreement to acquire 100% of the equity ownership of Green Growth Group Inc. (“Green Growth”), an entity that holds a craft cultivation and production cannabis license issued by the Illinois Department of Agriculture, in exchange for $1.9 million in cash and shares of the Company’s common stock valued at $1.5 million. Concurrently, the Company made a good faith deposit of $100,000.


In April 2022, the Illinois Department of Agriculture approved the Company’s acquisition of Green Growth, and the purchase transaction (the “Green Growth Acquisition”) was completed on May 5, 2022 (the “Green Growth Acquisition Date”). The Company paid the remaining $1.8 million in cash and issued 2,343,750 shares of common stock to the sellers on the Green Growth Acquisition Date. With this license, the Company can cultivate up to 14,000 square feet of cannabis flowers and produce cannabis concentrates. The Company believes that the acquisition of this cannabis license will allow it to be vertically integrated in Illinois by growing cannabis and producing cannabis products that can be distributed and sold at the Company-owned Thrive dispensaries and sold into the robust wholesale cannabis marketplace.


The Company has allocated the purchase price to its licenses/customer base intangible asset on a preliminary basis. The Company recorded approximately $57,000 of amortization expense in the three months ended June 30, 2022 for the intangible asset acquired based on an estimated ten-year life for such assets.


Meditaurus LLC


In September 2021, the Company acquired the remaining 30.0% ownership interest of Meditaurus LLC, a developer of CBD products sold under the Florance brand name (“Meditaurus”), in exchange for 100,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, valued at approximately $94,000, and $10,000 in cash. In 2019, the Company had acquired a 70.0% ownership interest in Meditaurus in exchange for stock and cash aggregating $2.8 million.


The carrying value of the noncontrolling interest of approximately $975,000 was eliminated on the date such interest was acquired, and as there was no change in control of Meditaurus from this transaction, the resulting gain on bargain purchase was recognized in Additional paid-in capital in the condensed consolidated balance sheet. As part of this transaction, the initial purchase agreement was amended, eliminating all future license fees and payments to the prior owners of Meditaurus.


Pending Transactions


Beverly Asset Purchase


In November 2021, the Company entered into an asset purchase agreement to acquire the cannabis license, property lease, and other assets and rights of, and to assume the liabilities and operating obligations associated with, a cannabis dispensary that is currently operating in Beverly, MA. The purchase price is comprised of 2,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock and $5.1 million in cash, with the cash amount to be paid on a monthly basis as a percentage of the business’ monthly gross sales.


The purchase is contingent upon the approval of the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission, which is expected prior to the end of 2022. Concurrent with the execution of this agreement, the parties entered into a consulting agreement under which the Company provides certain oversight services related to the development, staffing, and operation of the business in exchange for a monthly fee.


The Harvest Foundation LLC


In 2019, the Company entered into a purchase agreement to acquire 100% of the ownership interests of The Harvest Foundation LLC (“Harvest”), the holder of a cannabis cultivation license in the state of Nevada. The acquisition is conditioned upon state regulatory approval of the transaction and other closing conditions. The regulatory approval process for license transfers in Nevada has experienced significant delays as a result of multiple factors including the impact of Covid. Additionally, the progress of this acquisition has been delayed as a result of actions taken by the Nevada Cannabis Control Board (“CCB”) relating to regulatory operating violations by Harvest and its current ownership. Harvest is in process of negotiating a settlement with the CCB to resolve these violations which will allow it to proceed with the sale. The Company is monitoring the status of Harvest matters which may require adjustments to the purchase agreement.


The purchase agreement provides for a purchase price comprised of the issuance of (i) 1,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock in the aggregate to the two owners of Harvest, which were issued as a good faith deposit upon execution of the purchase agreement, (ii) $1.2 million of the Company’s common stock at closing, based on the closing price of the common stock on the day prior to regulatory approval of the transaction, and (iii) warrants to purchase 400,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price equal to the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the day prior to regulatory approval of the transaction. The issued shares were recorded at par value. Such shares are restricted and are to be returned to the Company in the event the transaction does not close.



Upon approval of the transfer, and the fulfillment of other closing conditions, if achieved, the ownership of Harvest will be transferred to the Company, and the operations of Harvest will begin to be consolidated into the Company’s financial statements. There is no assurance that the closing conditions to the Company’s acquisition of Harvest, including regulatory approval, will be achieved or that the acquisition will be consummated.