Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Sep. 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 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”). Kind was the Company's client in Maryland that held licenses for the cultivation, production, and dispensing of medical cannabis. Upon execution of the membership interest purchase agreement, the Company had 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, 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 periods subsequent to the Kind Acquisition Date. The Company’s financial results for the three months ended September 30, 2022 include $2.6 million of revenue and a net loss of $0.2 million attributable to Kind. The Company's financial results for the nine months ended September 30, 2022 include $4.3 million of revenue and a net loss of $0.5 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)
Fair value of net assets acquired $ 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 September 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 cash of $1.9 million 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 Illinois 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 $85,000 and $142,000 of amortization expense in the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022, respectively, for the intangible asset acquired based on an estimated ten-year life for such asset.

Meditaurus LLC

In 2019, the Company had acquired a 70.0% ownership interest in Meditaurus in exchange for stock and cash aggregating $2.8 million. 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.

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. The Company has discontinued sales of its Meditaurus products.

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 certain liabilities and operating obligations associated with a cannabis dispensary that had been 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 was contingent upon the approval of the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (the "State") for a license and the city transfer of the host community agreement to MariMed. The State has approved the transfer but the Company has not yet received approval of the host community agreement transfer. Upon final inspection by the State, the dispensary will be able to open. The Company expects this to occur in early 2023. 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. In October 2022, the CCB issued an order approving the placement of a receiver to oversee Harvest and its licenses. This followed the motion of a creditor of Harvest for such appointment which was granted by the Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark County Nevada, subject to CCB approval. The Company has had exchanges with the receiver in connection with
potentially moving forward with the acquisition. The Company is monitoring the status of Harvest matters which will require adjustments to the terms of the purchase agreement if the Company determines to proceed with the acquisition.

The original purchase agreement provided 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, which have not been issued, 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, which have not been issued. 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.

If the Company determines to proceed with the acquisition on terms acceptable to it, upon CCB 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 Company will determine to proceed with the acquisition of Harvest, and if it does, that the closing conditions to the Company’s acquisition of Harvest, including regulatory approval, will be achieved or that the acquisition will be consummated.