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NATURE OF ORGANIZATION

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NATURE OF ORGANIZATION
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2019
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
NATURE OF ORGANIZATION

Organization and Business Description

 

Exactus, Inc. (the “Company”) was incorporated on January 18, 2008 as an alternative energy research and development company. During much of its history the Company had designed solar monitoring and charging systems which were discontinued in 2016 to focus on developing point-of-care diagnostic devices. The Company has recently added to the scope of its activities efforts to produce, market and sell products made from industrial hemp containing cannabidiol (“CBD”).

  

On January 8, 2019 the Company began pursuing hemp-derived CBD as a new business segment after passage of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, also known as the 2018 Farm Bill. The 2018 Farm Bill declassified industrial hemp as a Schedule I substance, shifted regulatory authority from the Drug Enforcement Administration to the Department of Agriculture, and provided autonomy for states to regulate the industry. The 2018 Farm Bill did not change the Food and Drug Administration’s oversight authority over CBD products. The 2018 Farm Bill defined industrial hemp as a variety of cannabis containing an amount equal to or lower than 0.3% tetra-hydrocannabinol (THC) and allowed farmers to grow and sell hemp under state regulation. Industry reports indicate that 41 states have set up cultivation and production programs to regulate the production of hemp.

 

Following passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, the Company entered into a Master Product Development and Supply Agreement (the “Development Agreement”) with Ceed2Med, LLC (“C2M”). Under the Master Agreement, C2M agreed to provide to the Company up to 2,500 kilograms of products (isolate or distillate) for manufacture into consumer products such as tinctures, edibles, capsules, topical solutions and animal health products. The Company believes manufacturing, testing and quality akin to pharmaceutical products is important when distributing hemp-based products. The Company’s products originate from farms at which the Company (or C2M) oversee all stages of plant growth and are manufactured under contract arrangements with third-parties.

 

The Company identified the rapidly growing hemp-based CBD market as a valuable target for a new company focus. On January 8, 2019, the Company entered into the Master Product Development and Supply Agreement with C2M. In consideration for the Development Agreement (see Note 11), C2M was issued 8,385,691 shares of our Common Stock. Additionally, the Company granted immediately vested 10 year options to purchase 750,000 shares of Common Stock, with exercise price of $0.32 per share to three C2M founders. As a result, C2M became the Company’s largest shareholder holding (inclusive of the vested options held by its founders) approximately 51% of the Company’s outstanding Common Stock as of the date of the Development Agreement which has subsequently been reduced to approximately 22% as of June 30, 2019. Consequently, such transaction resulted in a change of control whereby, C2M obtained majority control through its Common Stock ownership (See Note 11). In connection with this agreement, the Company received access to expertise, resources, skills and experience suitable for production of CBD rich ingredients including isolates, distillates, water soluble, and proprietary formulations. Under the Development Agreement, the Company was allotted a minimum of 50 and up to 300 kilograms per month, and up to 2,500 kilograms annually, of CBD rich ingredients for resale and placed a $1 million purchase order for products. The Company currently offers products such as tinctures, edibles, capsules, topical solutions and animal health products manufactured for the Company as branded and white-label products.

 

On March 11, 2019, with the assistance of C2M and assignment of rights, the Company acquired a 50.1% limited liability membership interest in Exactus One World, LLC (“EOW”), an Oregon limited liability company formed on January 25, 2019, in order to farm industrial hemp for its own use. Prior to the acquisition, EOW had no operating activities. The Company acquired its 50.1% limited liability membership interest pursuant to a Subscription Agreement and a Membership Interest Purchase Agreement (See Note 3). Following the events described above, the Company entered into the business of production and selling of industrial hemp grown for its own use and for sale to third-parties.

 

On January 11, 2019, the Board of Directors of the Company approved a reverse stock split of the Company’s Common Stock at a ratio of 1-for-8 (the “Reverse Stock Split”) including shares issuable upon conversion of the Company’s outstanding convertible securities. All share and per share values of the Company’s Common Stock for all periods presented in this Report and in the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements are retroactively restated for the effect of the Reverse Stock Split.