Washington, D.C. 20549






Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  May 14, 2020


Veritas Farms, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)


Nevada   333-210190    90-1254190
(State or other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer
Identification No.)


1512 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 300, Fort Lauderdale, FL    33301
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (561) 288-6603 


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


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As used in this Current Report on Form 8-K, and unless otherwise indicated, the terms “the Company,” “Veritas Farms,” “we,” “us” and “our” refer to Veritas Farms, Inc. and its subsidiary.


Item 8.01 Other Events.


Veritas Farms makes the following disclosure pursuant to an order issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on March 4, 2020, as amended on March 25, 2020, providing conditional relief to public companies that are unable to timely comply with their filing obligations as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak (the “SEC Order”).


The current outbreak of COVID-19 has posed a significant impact on the Company to file on a timely basis its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2020 (the “Annual Report”) that is due on May 14, 2020 (the “Original Due Date”), and therefore the Company elected to rely on the conditional filing relief provided under the SEC Order.


The current outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States has resulted in the closing of our offices and has required our internal accounting staff to work remotely. Moreover, similar social distancing measures were taken by both our outside accountants and our independent registered public accounting firm in order to protect the health of their employees. All of the foregoing has slowed the accounting work required to compile our financial statements for the quarter ended March 31, 2020 to be included the Quarterly Report. Accordingly, we have decided to rely on the SEC Order and endeavor to file the Quarterly Report no later than June 28, 2020, or within 45 days after the Original Due Date.


The adverse public health developments and economic effects of the current Covid-19 pandemic in the United States, could adversely affect the Company’s customers and suppliers as a result of quarantines, facility closures, closing of “brick and mortar” retail outlets and logistics restrictions imposed or which otherwise occur in connection with the pandemic. More broadly, the high degree unemployment resulting from the pandemic could potentially lead to an extended economic downturn, which would likely decrease spending, adversely affect demand for our products and services and harm our business, results of operations and financial condition. At this time, we cannot accurately predict the effect the COVID-19 pandemic will have on the Company.


Certain of the statements contained in this report should be considered forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are often identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “will,” “believes,” “expects,” “endeavors” or similar expressions, involving known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they do involve assumptions, risks and uncertainties, and these expectations may prove to be incorrect. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this report. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including the risk factors discussed in the Company's periodic reports that are filed with the SEC and available on the SEC's website (http://www.sec.gov). All forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these risk factors. Other than as required under the applicable securities laws, the Company does not assume a duty to update these forward-looking statements. 





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 hereunto duly authorized.


Dated:  May 14, 2020 VERITAS FARMS, INC.
  By: /s/ Alexander M. Salgado

Alexander M. Salgado,

Chief Executive Officer