Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2018
Commitments And Contingencies  

Operating Lease Commitments


The Company leases certain business facilities under operating lease agreements that specify minimum rentals. Many of these have renewal provisions. The Company’s net rent expense for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017 was $2.05 million and $1.38 million, respectively.


Future minimum lease payments under non-cancelable operating leases having an initial or remaining term of more than one year are as follows:


Year Ending December 31   Payments  
2019   $ 1,850,593  
2020     1,716,997  
2021     1,667,166  
2022     1,645,435  
2023     1,665,780  
2024 and Thereafter     6,496,092  
Total Future Minimum Lease Payments   $ 15,042,063  


California Operating Licenses


Effective January 1, 2018 the State of California allowed for adult use cannabis sales. California’s cannabis licensing system is being implemented in two phases. First, beginning January 1, 2018, temporary permits were to be issued and the state anticipated issuing annual licenses by May of 2018. Licensees were eligible for several 90 days extensions to their temporary licenses. Throughout 2018 Terra Tech subsidiaries operated compliantly and were eligible for all of the extensions. As of March 2019, the State of California has yet to issue annual permits. The Company has received a temporary license for each local jurisdiction in which it has active operations and temporary licenses have been issued through the second quarter of 2019. The temporary permits may be extended for an additional period of time. The Company has submitted its applications for the annual permits to the state. Although the Company believes it will receive the necessary licenses from the state to conduct its business in a timely fashion, the state has already exceeded the anticipated time by which it would have issued all annual licenses, and there is no guarantee the State will not continue to extend the temporaries or that the Company will be able to do so and any failure to do so may have a negative effect on its business and results of operations.