It’s time for your Daily Hit of cannabis financial news for June 7, 2021.
On The Site
Planet 13 Holdings Inc. (CSE: PLTH)(OTCQB: PLNHF) reported record sales in May of $11.2 million with gross margins above 50%. The company said that May represents the third consecutive month of record sales as Las Vegas and America return to normal. In a statement, Planet 13 said that hotels across the Las Vegas strip have reported having hotel rooms sold out for the foreseeable future and Planet 13 expects continued strong sales on the back of increased tourist traffic. In May, Planet 13 reported that its first-quarter revenue rose 41% to $23.8 over 2020 before the pandemic had really settled in and lockdowns began. So, there is a great deal of optimism about the second quarter.
Red White & Bloom
Red White & Bloom Brands Inc. (OTC: RWBYF) closed on a deal raising approximately $36.8 million of new cash and retired $7.7 million of debt. RWB closed on a private placement of 8,445,426 units at a price of C$1.15 per Unit for gross proceeds of C$9,712,239 (or USD $7,769,792). In addition to the statutory 4-month hold, the investors have agreed to a 12-month lock-up of their shares. In addition, RWB completed a private placement to an arm’s length purchaser of a principal amount $6,500,000 unsecured debenture.
Cannabis Law Reports reported that Sol Global (OTC: SOLCF) lost the first round in its lawsuit with investor MMCap. Sol Global had filed a case in the state of New York regarding the repayment of a $50 million loan. At the heart of the lawsuit is a big chunk of Verano shares, which MMCap and the 1235 Fund say belong to them as an option for the repayment of the loan, while Sol Global claims the shares belong to them alone and that all the 1235 Fund gets is a cash repayment. Judge Jennifer Schecter wrote that of all interested parties only one, Verano Blocker 2, specifically agreed to New York as a place of jurisdiction. She also described the group as “sophisticated parties” suggesting all the parties understood what had been agreed to for jurisdiction. MMCap and the 1235 Fund filed their case in Ontario, which Judge Schechter said was consistent with the other clauses in the agreements signed by the parties.
In Other News
Terra Tech Corp. (OTCQX:TRTC) is selling its non-operating N. 4th Street property in Las Vegas, NV. Based on local zoning changes, the property cannot be used for any cannabis-related activities. The sale price of $2.6M results in an approximate $900K balance sheet improvement, after paying off the existing $1.6M mortgage on the property and related sales fees. The sale also eliminates the current monthly burn of carrying the property, including mortgage, taxes, and other associated costs. The closing of the sale is subject to customary conditions and is expected to occur by early August 2021.
GrowGeneration Corp . (NASDAQ: GRWG ) announced that Power Si, a proprietary brand operated and owned by GrowGen, has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with GreenPlanet Wholesale, one of Canada’s oldest and most trusted hydroponic distributors. PowerSi’s original patented formula of mono-silicic acid has consistently proven to improve the yield, strength, and lateral branching of crops and is a must-have for new and experienced growers. Power Si is widely used in North America and facilitates fast, visible and structured periods of both vegetative and flowering growth.