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DISPENSARIES

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DISPENSARIES
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2016
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
DISPENSARIES

NOTE 5 – DISPENSARIES

 

Portland

 

The Company held a license to operate a dispensary in Portland, Oregon, and a master lease on the property in which the dispensary is located. In April 2015, the Company entered into an Operating Agreement (“Original Agreement”) with an unrelated party (the “Operator”) in which the Operator was to manage and operate the Dispensary. The Original Agreement also included an annual Licensor Fee of 5% of the annual Gross Revenues, which would have begun after the additional fees related to the startup of the new venture had been paid in full.

 

On December 3, 2015 the Company replaced the original operator of the Portland dispensary with another operator under a new Operator Agreement (the “Agreement”). Per the terms of the Agreement, the Dispensary was “under the exclusive supervision and control of Operator, which shall be responsible for the proper and efficient operation of the Dispensary”. The term of the Agreement includes an initial term of five years, and a renewal term for an additional five years. The renewal term is at the discretion of the Operator. There is a License fee, which is based on a flat 10% of Gross Revenues. The Company’s management has determined that under this Agreement they do not hold the controlling financial interest in the Dispensary and are not the primary beneficiary, and therefore did not consolidate the Dispensary in their consolidated financial statements.

 

On June 30, 2016, the Company entered into an Assignment Agreement whereby they sold and assigned all of its rights in the Operating Agreement, including but not limited to the assets and liabilities the Company held in relation to the Portland Dispensary, including the license to operate a dispensary in Portland, Oregon. The assets consisted mainly of tenant improvements and other capitalized costs incurred in connection with the Portland dispensary, categorized as Deferred Costs on the Company's Balance Sheet, at a carrying value of approximately $270,000. The gross consideration paid for the assets and liabilities as stated in the agreement was $150,000, with approximately $58,000 of this amount paid to the State of Oregon for outstanding sales taxes, resulting in net proceeds of approximately $92,000, providing for a net loss of $178,000 on sale of assets.

 

Sunrise Property Investments, LLC

 

On December 3, 2015, the Company entered into an Operating Agreement with PSM Investment Group, LLC (“PSM”), for the governance of Sunrise Property Investments, LLC (“Sunrise”). Pursuant to the agreement, each of the two members contributed 50% of the capital of Sunrise. The Company’s contribution to the investment was the conditional use permit for the location, which was determined to have a zero cost basis, based on its carrying value in the Company’s financial statements. Sunrise acquired the property on which a dispensary will be located in San Diego on December 31, 2015. The Company has determined it should not consolidate the financial position and results of operations in its consolidated financial statements as it does not hold greater than 50% voting interest or is able to exercise influence over the operations and management in Sunrise. Instead, the Company accounts for Sunrise as an equity method investment. No income or loss has been recognized from Sunrise for the year ending December 31, 2015.

 

Alternative Health Cooperative, Inc. (“Alternative”) is a not-for-profit corporation, managed by an employee of Notis Global, which holds the conditional user permit (“CUP”) to run the dispensary. On January 1, 2016, Sunrise entered into an Operator Agreement with Alternative for Sunrise to operate the dispensary located on the Sunrise property. The Operator Agreement engages Sunrise to “supervise, direct and control the management of the dispensary”. The Agreement also states that the operation of the dispensary shall be under the exclusive supervision and control of Sunrise which shall be responsible for the proper and efficient operation of the dispensary. The Company had determined that under the operating agreement neither it nor Alternative hold the controlling financial interest in the dispensary, but that Sunrise is the controlling entity. Therefore, the Company did not consolidate the dispensary in its consolidated financial statements.

 

The Company incorporated a new wholly owned subsidiary, San Diego Sunrise, LLC (“San Diego Sunrise”), on February 22, 2016, in order to enter into a partnership agreement with PSM Investments to create an entity which would control the dispensary operations. Thereafter, Sunrise Dispensary LLC (“Dispensary”) was incorporated by PSM Investments and San Diego Sunrise on February 24, 2016, with each party holding a 50% ownership interest in the new entity. Immediately after which, Sunrise assigned the Operating Agreement with Alternative to Dispensary. The Company therefore indirectly held a 50% interest in the Sunrise Dispensary, through its subsidiary, San Diego Sunrise.

 

In February 2016, the Company sold 70% of its ownership interest in San Diego Sunrise for approximately $299,000. As of June 30, 2016, the Company owned 50% of Sunrise and 30% of San Diego Sunrise. These investments are accounted for under the equity method, with the Company’s proportionate share of the income or losses of the investments reflected in the Company’s financial statements. There has been no activity, aside from the sale of the Company’s ownership interests, in these investees as of, and for the three months ended, June 30, 2016.

 

On April 6, 2016, the Company sold its remaining 30% interest in San Diego Sunrise, as well as all of its interest in Sunrise Property Investments, LLC, the entity that owns underlying real estate related to the San Diego dispensary, for net proceeds of $331,000.

  

Sunrise Delivery

 

On November 24, 2015, the Company entered into a Management Agreement (“the Agreement”) with Rise Industries (“the Operator”) for a delivery service to be called Sunrise Delivery, operating under the conditional use permit awarded to the Sunrise Dispensary. The delivery service began operations on December 19, 2015 and, due to the short period between commencement of operations and the year end, the results of operations were not material for the year ended December 31, 2015.

 

Under the Agreement, the Operator is fully and solely responsible to collect all revenue and pay all expenses arising from the delivery service, including acquisition of inventory. The Company’s name is not being used in connection with any advertising, marketing, product or delivery services provided by the Operator. The Company determined that under the Agreement they do not hold the controlling financial interest in the delivery service and the Operator is the controlling entity. Therefore, the Company did not consolidate Sunrise Delivery in their financial statements. The Company also evaluated whether the revenue earned from the delivery service should be recognized at the gross or net amount. As the Company meets the three indicators of being an agent, the Company will report the earnings or losses from the delivery service on a net basis, under the equity method of accounting.

  

On December 9, 2015, the Company provided a $60,000 loan to Sunrise Delivery for working capital, with interest at prime and payable in one year and added an additional advance of $10,000 in the first quarter of 2016. In connection with the sale of their interests in the San Diego dispensary, the Company wrote off the loans totaling $70,000 as uncollectible at the end of the first quarter of 2016.

 

Washington

 

In the course of seeking licenses for new locations, the Company has to enter into real estate purchase agreements in order to secure the sites to be developed for clients’ dispensaries and cultivation centers. During the second quarter of 2014, one of the Company’s subsidiaries entered into a real estate purchase agreement for a property in the State of Washington. The purchase transaction was closed during the third quarter of 2014 for a total purchase price of $399,594, partially financed by a promissory note for $249,000. The note was due January 30, 2015 and bore interest at twelve percent (12%). The Company did not repay the note on its maturity date, and therefore began incurring interest at the default interest rate of eighteen percent (18%) per annum. On September 30, 2015, the Company, through its subsidiary MJ Property Investments, and the seller of the property entered into an amendment to the Note Payable, whereby the maturity date was extended to April 1, 2017, and the interest rate returned to twelve percent (12%) per annum (see Note 8). The Company did not make their May or June interest payments, and on July 26, 2016 they were notified they were in default on the note, which resulted in the Company incurring interest at the default interest rate of 18%, beginning in May 2016. The Company is in discussions regarding settlement of this note.