Ascend Wellness Holdings, Inc. a multi-state, vertically integrated cannabis operator focused on bettering lives through cannabis, announced MedMen Enterprises Inc. has materially breached the previously announced definitive investment agreement (the “Investment Agreement”) among AWH, MedMen NY, Inc., MM Enterprises USA, LLC and AWH New York, LLC (together with AWH, the “AWH Parties”). The AWH Parties previously waived all closing conditions in favor of the AWH Parties, following the receipt of the required regulatory approvals, and requested to close the transactions contemplated by the Investment Agreement within the five business day period required under the Investment Agreement. AWH has made repeated attempts to close the transaction. Subsequently, AWH received notice that MedMen has attempted to unilaterally terminate the Investment Agreement despite receiving final approval from the state of New York and AWH waiving all of their closing conditions. This is a material violation of MedMen’s obligations under the Investment Agreement to close the transaction. MedMen is challenging and disregarding the determination of the Office of Cannabis Management and the Cannabis Control Board of the State of New York which approved the transaction. MedMen had initially requested the New York State regulators approve the transaction in March 2021. The regulators have since complied with their request, but now MedMen is disputing the Office of Cannabis Management’s unambiguous regulatory approval, is refusing to close, and is attempting to terminate the transaction.
Published Ncv Newswire, New Cannabis Ventures, 01/03/2022 08:23:00