Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
Business Combination and Asset Acquisition [Abstract]  



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 Company’s cannabis-licensed client in the state of Nevada. The acquisition is conditioned upon legislative approval of the transaction. During 2019, the state paused the processing of cannabis license transfers, without indicating when it will resume. Upon the resumption of these activities and the ensuing approval by the state, the Company expects to consummate this transaction whereby the operations of Harvest will be consolidated into the Company’s financial statements.


The purchase price is comprised of the issuance of (i) 1,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, in the aggregate, to two owners of Harvest, which as a good faith deposit, were issued 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 legislative 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 legislative approval of the transaction. The issued shares were recorded at par value. Such shares are restricted and will be returned to the Company in the event the transaction does not close.


Kind Therapeutics USA Inc.


In the fall of 2016, the members of Kind Therapeutics USA Inc., the Company’s cannabis-licensed client in Maryland that holds licenses for the cultivation, production, and dispensing of medical cannabis (“Kind”), and the Company agreed to a partnership/joint venture whereby Kind would be owned 70% by the Company and 30% by the members of Kind, subject to approval by the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (“MMCC”). Prior to finalizing the documents confirming the partnership/joint venture, in December 2018, the Company and the members of Kind negotiated and entered into a memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) for the Company to acquire 100% of the membership interests of Kind. The MOU provides for a total purchase price of $6.3 million in cash, 2,500,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, and other consideration. The acquisition is subject to approval by the MMCC, which will be applied for following the resolution of the litigation with Kind discussed below.


Also in December 2018, (i) MariMed Advisors Inc., the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, and Kind entered into a management services agreement to provide Kind with comprehensive management services in connection with the business and operations of Kind (“the MSA”), and (ii) Mari Holdings MD LLC, the Company’s majority-owned subsidiary, entered into a 20-year lease with Kind for Kind’s utilization of the Company’s 180,000 square foot cultivation and production facility in Hagerstown, MD (“the Lease”), which the Company purchased, designed, and developed for occupancy and use by Kind commencing in late 2017. Additionally, in October 2019, Mari Holdings MD LLC purchased a 9,000 square foot building in Anne Arundel County, MD, which is currently under construction, for the development of a dispensary which would be leased to Kind.


In 2019, the members of Kind sought to renegotiate the terms of the MOU and have subsequently sought to renege on both the original partnership/joint venture and the MOU. The Company engaged with Kind in good faith in an attempt to reach updated terms acceptable to both parties, however Kind failed to reciprocate in good faith, resulting in an impasse. Incrementally, both parties through counsel further sought to resolve the impasse, however such initiative resulted in both parties commencing legal proceedings. As a result, the consummation of this acquisition has been delayed and may not ultimately be completed. The litigation is further discussed in Note 20 – Commitments and Contingencies.


MediTaurus LLC


In 2019, the Company acquired a 70% ownership interest in MediTaurus LLC (“MediTaurus”), a company formed by Jokubas Ziburkas PhD, a neuroscientist and leading authority on cannabidiol (“CBD”) and the endocannabinoid system, in exchange for $2.8 million of cash and stock. The Company currently sells CBD products developed by MediTaurus under its Florance™ brand.


In September 2021, the Company acquired the remaining 30% ownership interest of 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, and since there was no change in control of MediTaurus from this transaction, the resulting gain on bargain purchase was recognized in Additional Paid-In Capital on the September 30, 2021 balance sheet. The shares and cash were issued and paid in November 2021, and were included in Common Stock Subscribed But Not Issued and Accrued Expenses, respectively, on the September 30, 2021 balance sheet. As part of this transaction, the initial purchase agreement was amended whereby any and all future license fees and payments to MediTaurus were eliminated.