Diego Pellicer Archives - Green Market Report

Debra BorchardtDebra BorchardtOctober 22, 2020
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Luxury cannabis retailer Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc. (OTCQB: DPWW) announced that it has executed a series of agreements that will cancel the master lease on its Elizabeth Street cannabis cultivation facility in Denver while maintaining cash flow for DPWW. The company said that a new series of leases and subleases will allow DPWW to reduce its liability exposure in the Elizabeth Street cultivation facility while securing deferred rents due and future sublet payments for 4 years and 8 months, valued at $1,482,824. In addition, a $120,000 deposit on the property is being returned to DPWW.

“We worked collaboratively with the Diego operator at Elizabeth Street to make this a positive transaction as we initiate discussions of a merger,” said Nello Gonfiantini III, chief executive officer, Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc.

The company said that initial discussions had begun that would combine Diego Pellicer Worldwide Inc. with Diego Colorado Licensee entities Royal Asset Management, LLC (RAM) and Venture Product Consulting, LLC (VPC). The agreements are structured so that rents due and future sublet payments to DPWW are due and settled upon consummation of a merger, or one business day following the termination of the merger by the Colorado Licensee or one business day following termination of merger discussions by DPWW beginning 18 months from Oct. 1, 2020.

RAM agreed to pay an aggregate $543,916 in 46 monthly payments as scheduled in the terminated sublease, provided, however, that no monthly rent payment will be due Registrant in any month that RAM’s gross revenue and taxes are less than $725,000 derived from its Alameda Street retail marijuana operations, located in Denver.

Cookies Deal

In September, DPWW executed an agreement to convert debt owed to DPWW from its Colorado licensee’s Broadway dispensary into $300,000 cash and 15.13 percent equity in the newly remodeled dispensary. As equity owners, DPWW joined an investment group that included Cookies, California-based cannabis and lifestyle brand. Gonfiantini III said, “By structuring a deal that returns our invested capital and participates in ownership of the Broadway dispensary, we are furthering the company’s objective to not only invest in the cannabis industry but to be efficient with our capital. Plus, it’s great to be equity partners with Cookies, such a well-respected cannabis brand.”

Also as part of the agreement, DPWW received an additional cash payment in excess of $50,000 as payment in full of a $50,000 promissory note, plus interest due the company. Furthermore, DPWW will be repaid an additional $400,000 of its initial investment in the dispensary at 12 percent interest by August 2022. Cookies has also agreed to extend up to $600,000 as a line of credit to the dispensary. DPWW’s direct ownership in the Broadway dispensary located at 2057 S. Broadway in Denver is subject to approval by the State of Colorado.


William SumnerWilliam SumnerAugust 8, 2019
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It’s time for your Daily Hit of cannabis financial news for August 7, 2019.

On the Site

Cronos Group

Cronos Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CRON) (TSX: CRON) reported financial results in Canadian dollars for the second quarter and first-half ending June 30, 2019, with net revenue climbing 202% to $10.2 million over last year’s $3.4 million. The revenue increased 58% sequentially from $6.5 million in the first quarter of 2019. The company attributed the increase to sales in CBD oil, which carries no excise tax reduction and increased sales of dry flower.

GrowGeneration

Today, GrowGeneration Corp. (OTCQX: GRWG) announced the release of the financial results for the fiscal quarter ending on June 30, 2019. Net revenue for the quarter was $19.48 million, up from $7.15 million in the same period of the previous year. The company attributes the increase in revenue to the addition of 14 new retail stores

SOL Global

SOL Global Investments (CSE: SOL)(OTCPK: SOLCF) is changing from an international cannabis investment company to a U.S. multi-state cannabis operator (MSO) under the Life Sciences category of the Canadian Securities Exchange. In addition to the business designation change, the company is also changing its name to Bluma Wellness.

In Other News

Diego Pellicer

Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc. (OTCQB: DPWW) announced that its Denver licensee reported record sales for the month of July and that its sales average has risen by 8.56%. “Diego Pellicer – Colorado has clearly proven that premium products plus outstanding customer service and a world-class shopping experience is a winning formula for success,” said Diego Pellicer CEO Ron Throgmartin.

Planet 13

Planet 13 Holdings Inc. (CSE: PLTH) (OTCQX: PLNHF) announced that in July it served on average 1,937 customers per day with an average sale of $90.41 from the Planet 13 Las Vegas Cannabis Entertainment Complex. In May, the company accounted for roughly 10% of all cannabis sales in the state of Nevada, with a customer conversion rate of 60%. “We continue to drive impressive results from the SuperStore’s original 16,000 sq. ft. dispensary footprint in advance of the Phase II,” said Larry Scheffler, Co-CEO of Planet 13. “In May we reached an impressive milestone, the SuperStore accounted for 10% of all dispensary sales in Nevada. I’m optimistic we will see this trend continue once the department of taxation releases June and July numbers.”

C21 Investments

C21 Investments Inc. (CSE: CXXI) (OTC: CXXIF) released its unaudited financial results for the quarter ending on July 31, 2019. Unaudited revenue grew from $7.7 million to $9.8 million, representing a quarter-over-quarter increase of 27%. The unaudited gross margin rose from 43% to 49%. The company will release its certified financial results on or around September 12, 2019.

Cresco Labs

Cresco Labs Inc. (CSE: CL) (OTCQX: CRLBF) announced that it has received approval to acquire 100% 100% of the membership interests of Gloucester Street Capital, LLC, the parent company of Valley Agriceuticals (Valley AG). Valley AG is one of ten vertically integrated medical cannabis license holders in the state of New York. The license will give Cresco the right to operate one cultivation facility and four dispensaries in the state. The acquisition is expected to close by the end of the August.


StaffStaffApril 20, 2018
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The promotions for 4/20 continue to get bigger and splashier with free pound raffles becoming the trend for this year

Denver

Diego Pellicer (DPWW) in Denver has a promotion where with each purchase between April 1 and April 27 enters customers into a raffle for a chance to win. The grand prize “pound” winner will receive a total of 16 ounces of marijuana, to be purchased in separate increments for $1 each ($1,600 retail value). The second place winner will receive a total of $28 grams of cannabis concentrate, also to be purchased in separate increments for $1 each ($504 retail value). The third place winner of the legendary seven-gram Cannagar will receive it for only $1 ($225 retail value). The winners will be drawn on April 27 at 4:20 p.m.

The first 250 people in the store on April 20, 2018, will receive a limited edition Diego Pellicer t-shirt with a silhouette of Diego Pellicer himself as well as a gift bag with coupons. In addition, the store has taken over the front cover and back page of the local Westword entertainment guide and included a golden ticket insert redeemable for various prizes. Look for coupons including $15 for an 1/8 oz., $18 grams of concentrate and 20 percent off edibles all week.

Las Vegas

Las Vegas cannabis dispensary The+Source is giving away one free pound of flower and hosting blazing block parties at both locations starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 20.

A pound of cannabis will be given away at a raffle held at 4:20 p.m. at the Las Vegas location. Patrons may qualify by earning green tickets from Friday, April 13 through Thursday, April 19.  One green ticket will be earned for every $200 spent or three for every $420 spent throughout the week at The+Source.

Local cannabis vendors and related companies including Matrix, Dixie, CW Nevada, O.penVAPE, VERT, District and Integral Associates will host pop-ups for merchandise giveaways, eating competitions, live entertainment and more.

4/20 specials that will be offered from Friday, April 13 through Thursday, April 19 will include flavored 500 mg disposable pens for $20, one half-ounce of Pineapple Express or Tangie popcorn buds for $100, Dixie 80 mg Awakening Mints for $10 and 20 percent off all O.penVAPE, VERT and District edible products.

Hello Guv’ner – Arizona

Arizona’s independent candidate for Governor Noah Dyer announced a 420 Raffle.

The campaign will raffle off 4 prizes of $420 each to be given to 4 Arizona medical marijuana cardholders for use at the dispensary of their choice.  To enter the raffle, participants simply need to sign Noah¹s online petition.

Dyer has been a vocal supporter of both medical marijuana and adult-use cannabis.  He is the only candidate with a comprehensive common sense cannabis policy. Noah has been openly critical of Doug Ducey and other politicians who have harassed cardholders, doctors, dispensaries, and other businesses and members of the cannabis community.



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