COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2018
|Notes to Financial Statements|
|NOTE 13. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES||
California Operating Licenses
Effective January 1, 2018 the State of California allowed for adult use cannabis sales. California’s cannabis licensing system is being implemented in two phases. First, beginning on January 1, 2018, the State began issuing temporary licenses that expired on May 1, 2018 for retail and distribution permits and will expire on May 20, 2018 for cultivation permits. In April 2018, the State issued an extension for the retail and distribution permits, which will expire in July 2018 and August 2018, respectively. The Company’s prior licenses obtained from the local jurisdictions it operated in have been continued by such jurisdictions and are necessary to obtain state licensing. The Company has received a temporary license for each local jurisdiction which it had active operations. The temporary permits may be extended for an additional period of time. The Company submitted its applications for the annual permits in April 2018. Although the Company believes it will receive the necessary licenses from the State to conduct its business in a timely fashion, there is no guarantee the Company will be able to do so and any failure to do so may have a negative effect on its business and results of operations.
Although the possession, cultivation and distribution of marijuana for medical and adult use is permitted in California and Nevada, marijuana is a Schedule-I controlled substance and its use remains a violation of federal law. Since federal law criminalizing the use of marijuana preempts state laws that legalize its use, strict enforcement of federal law regarding marijuana would likely result in our inability to proceed with our business plan, especially in respect of our marijuana cultivation, production and dispensaries. In addition, our assets, including real property, cash, equipment and other goods, could be subject to asset forfeiture because marijuana is still federally illegal.
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