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COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

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COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2019
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

Legal Matters

 

In the ordinary course of business, the Company enters into agreements with third parties that include indemnification provisions which, in its judgment, are normal and customary for companies in the Company’s industry sector. These agreements are typically with business partners, clinical sites, and suppliers. Pursuant to these agreements, the Company generally agrees to indemnify, hold harmless, and reimburse indemnified parties for losses suffered or incurred by the indemnified parties with respect to the Company’s product candidates, use of such product candidates, or other actions taken or omitted by us. The maximum potential amount of future payments the Company could be required to make under these indemnification provisions is unlimited. The Company has not incurred material costs to defend lawsuits or settle claims related to these indemnification provisions. As a result, the estimated fair value of liabilities relating to these provisions is minimal. Accordingly, the Company has no liabilities recorded for these provisions as of June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018.

  

In July 2018 we received notice of the expiration and termination of a license agreement dated January 19, 2016 acquired through the Share Exchange by our subsidiary Exactus BioSolutions, Inc that the Company recognized as an intangible asset from Digital Diagnostics, Inc. (“Digital Diagnostics”) related to our FibriLyzer and MatriLyzer technologies.  In addition, on December 14, 2018 we received a letter from KD Innovation, Ltd. (“KDI”) and Dr. Krassen Dimitrov, our former director seeking payment for alleged past due consulting fees from June 2017 through November 2018 pursuant to a Consulting Agreement dated January 20, 2016.  On January 23, 2019, Digital Diagnostics, made a demand for compensation against the Company in connection with an alleged breach of a License Agreement. Under the terms of these agreements, the parties are required to arbitrate claims.  Although we dispute the material allegations made by Digital Diagnostics and KDI, if such actions were successful damages could be awarded against us.

 

On December 14, 2018, the Company received a termination and demand notice from KD Innovation, Ltd, an entity 100% owned by a former Board member, in connection with a consulting agreement KDI entered into with the Company’s subsidiary, Exactus Biosolutions, Inc., on or about January 20, 2016. No lawsuit has been filed; however, in the event a lawsuit is filed, the Company intends to vigorously contest the matter.

 

Leases

 

On March 1, 2019, the Company, through its majority-owned subsidiary, EOW, entered into a farm lease agreement for a lease term of one year. The lease premise is located in Cave Junction, Oregon and consist of approximately 100 acres. The lease requires the Company to pay 5% of the net income realized by the Company from the operation of the lease farm. The lease shall continue in effect from year to year except for at least a 30 day written notice of termination (see Note 7).

 

On March 1, 2019, the Company, through its majority-owned subsidiary, EOW, entered into a farm lease agreement for a lease term of one year. The lease premise is located in Glendale, Oregon and consist of approximately 100 acres. The lease requires the Company to pay $120,000 per year, whereby $50,000 was payable upon execution and $70,000 shall be payable prior to planting for agricultural use or related purposes. The lease shall continue in effect from year to year except for at least a 30 day written notice of termination (see Note 7).

 

On April 30, 2019, the Company, through its majority-owned subsidiary, EOW, entered into a farm lease agreement for a lease term of one year. The lease premise is located in Cave Junction, Oregon and consists of approximately 38 acres. The lease requires the Company to pay $76,000 per year, whereby $38,000 was payable upon execution and $38,000 shall be payable on September 15, 2019 and 2% of the net income realized by the Company from the operation of the lease farm. The lease shall continue in effect from year to year for five years except for at least a 30 day written notice of termination (see Note 7).

 

Master Product Development and Supply Agreement

 

On January 8, 2019 we entered into a Master Product Development and Supply Agreement (the “Development Agreement”) with Ceed2Med, LLC (“C2M”). C2M has provided the Company access to expertise, resources, skills and experience suitable for producing products with active phyto-cannabinoid (CBD) rich ingredients including isolates, distillates, water soluble, and proprietary formulations. Under the Development Agreement, we have been allotted a minimum of 50 and up to 300 kilograms per month, and up to 2,500 kilograms annually, of active phyto-cannabinoid (CBD) rich ingredients for resale. We expect to be able to offer tinctures, edibles, capsules, topical solutions and animal health products manufactured for us by C2M to satisfy demand for branded and white-label products that we intend to offer to sell in the future. The founders of C2M established their first CBD business in 2014. C2M will also be responsible for overseeing all farming and manufacturing activities of the Company.

 

Whereas, in consideration for the Development Agreement, C2M was issued 8,385,691 shares of our Common Stock on January 8, 2019. Additionally, the Company granted immediately vested 10 year options to purchase 750,000 shares of Common Stock to founders of C2M, with exercise price of $0.32 per share (see Note 10). As a result, C2M was our largest shareholder holding (inclusive of the vested options) approximately 51% of our outstanding Common Stock on the date of the Development Agreement.

 

C2M will provide personnel necessary for our growth. Utilizing C2M employees and facilities, the Company has been able to rapidly access resources and opportunities in the hemp-derived CBD industry. Emiliano Aloi of C2M became a member of our Advisory Board in January 2019 and was appointed President of the Company on March 11, 2019.