UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549


                                        


FORM 8-K


CURRENT REPORT


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 17, 2019


GENERAL CANNABIS CORP

 (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)


Colorado

000-54457

90-1072649

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)


6565 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, Colorado

 

80224

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (303) 759-1300


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class

Trading Symbol(s)

Name of each exchange
on which registered

N/A

N/A

N/A


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).


Emerging Growth Company ¨


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨





Item 1.01.

 

Entry Into a Material Definitive Agreement.

 

Securities Exchange Agreement


On September 17, 2019, General Cannabis Corp, a Colorado corporation (the “Company”), entered into a Securities Exchange Agreement (the “Securities Exchange Agreement”) with certain investors (the “Existing Investors”) that held an aggregate of $1,106,000 principal amount of senior secured promissory notes (the “Original Notes”) previously issued to the Purchasers by the Company pursuant to the Promissory Note and Warrant Purchase Agreement, dated April 20, 2018, as amended, among the Company and the Purchasers (the “Original Notes Agreement”).  The Original Notes comprised the aggregate principal amount of indebtedness then outstanding under the Original Notes Agreement.  


Pursuant to the Securities Exchange Agreement, on September 17, 2019, the Company issued to the Existing Investors, in exchange for the cancellation of the Original Notes, (a) an aggregate of $1,106,000 principal amount of senior unsecured promissory notes (the “Notes”) and (b) warrants (the “Warrants”) to purchase an aggregate of 1,106,000 shares of common stock, par value $0.001 per share, of the Company (the “Common Stock”).  


The Notes will bear interest at an annual rate of 12% and will mature on October 31, 2020 (the “Maturity Date”).  The Warrants are exercisable at an exercise price of $1.30 per Warrant, subject to adjustment as provided in the Warrants, at any time prior to (a) the earlier of (x) the Maturity Date and (b) an Acquisition (as defined in the Warrants) or (b) if the Note is prepaid at any time pursuant to the terms thereof, October 31, 2022.


Pursuant to the Securities Exchange Agreement, the Company agreed to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission a registration statement on Form S-3 (or such other form, including a post-effective amendment, as is then available to the Company) as soon as reasonably practicable providing for the resale of the Common Stock issuable upon exercise of the Warrants and to use commercially reasonable efforts to cause such registration statement to be declared effective. 


The foregoing description of the Securities Exchange Agreement, the Notes and the Warrants do not purport to be complete and are qualified in their entirety by reference to the forms of Securities Exchange Agreement, Note and Warrant filed as Exhibits 10.1, 4.1 and 4.2, respectively, to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.


Item 2.03.

 

Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.


The information set forth in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K regarding the Notes is incorporated herein by reference.  


Item 3.02.

 

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.


The information set forth in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K regarding the Warrants is incorporated herein by reference. The Warrants, and any shares of Common Stock issued upon exercise of the Warrants, if applicable, will be issued to the Existing Investors in reliance on the exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, by virtue of Section 3(a)(9) thereof.


Item 9.01.

 

Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d)     Exhibits


Exhibit No.

 

Description

4.1

 

Form of Promissory Note issued by General Cannabis to certain investors (included in Exhibit 10.1)

4.2

 

Form of Warrant issued by General Cannabis Corp to certain investors (included in Exhibit 10.1)

10.1

 

Form of Securities Exchange Agreement between General Cannabis Corp and certain investors





SIGNATURES


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.


Dated: September 17, 2019


 

GENERAL CANNABIS CORP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Michael Feinsod

 

Name:

Michael Feinsod

 

Title:

Chief Executive Officer





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