Section 1000.200  Financial Disclosure


a)         When applying for a cultivation center permit, the applicant shall disclose all relevant financial information to the Department.  The applicant shall have a continuing duty to disclose promptly any material changes in the financial information provided to the Department.  If an applicant is issued a permit, this duty of ongoing disclosure shall continue throughout the permitted period.  These disclosures shall include:


1)         The ownership structure of the cultivation center;


2)         A current organizational chart that includes position descriptions and the names and resumes of persons holding each position to the extent those positions have been filled. To the extent not revealed by the resume, include additional pages with each resume setting out the employee's particular skills, education, experience or significant accomplishments that are relevant to owning or operating a cultivation center;


3)         Documents such as the articles of incorporation, articles of association, charter, by-laws, partnership agreement, agreements between any two or more members of the applicant that relate in any manner to the assets, property or profit of the applicant, or any other comparable documents that set forth the legal structure of the applicant or relate to the organization, management or control of the applicant;


4)         A copy of all compensation agreements with producer backers, directors, owners, officers, growers, other high-level employees or any other persons required to complete these agreements;


5)         A compensation agreement that includes any agreement that provides, or will provide, a benefit to the recipient, whether in the form of salary, wages, commissions, fees, stock options, dividends, interest, bonuses or otherwise;


6)         The nature, type, terms, covenants and priorities of all outstanding bonds, loans, mortgages, trust deeds, pledges, lines of credit, notes, debentures or other forms of indebtedness issued or executed, or to be issued or executed, in connection with opening or operating the proposed cultivation center;


7)         Audited financial statements for the previous fiscal year, which shall include, but are not limited to, an income statement, balance sheet, statement of retained earnings or owners' equity, statement of cash flows, and all notes to these statements and related financial schedules, prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, along with the accompanying independent auditor's report. If the applicant was formed within the year preceding the application for permit, provide certified financial statements for the period of time the applicant has been in existence and any pro forma financials used for business planning purposes;


8)         Complete copies of all federal, state and foreign (with translation) tax returns filed by the applicant for the last three years, or for the period the applicant has filed returns if less than three years;


9)         Complete copies of the most recently filed federal, state and/or foreign (with translation) tax returns filed by each producer backer and by each producer backer member identified in the applicant's application.


b)         The applicant shall disclose all sources of funding used to acquire or develop the business for which the permit is sought, and shall provide independent documentation concerning the source of the funds and copies of closing documents in connection with the purchase of a registered business.


c)         The applicant shall disclose the estimated expenditures to be incurred before the cultivation center is operational.


d)         The applicant shall disclose the estimated full facility cost and projected annual revenue of the cultivation center under operation.


e)         The applicant shall disclose whether any principal officer and/or board member has ever:


1)         Filed for bankruptcy;


2)         Defaulted on a student loan;


3)         Defaulted on alimony or child support payment;


4)         Been disciplined or sanctioned by a State or federal agency; or


5)         Been convicted of an excluded offense.


f)         The applicant shall disclose whether there are currently or have ever been any state or federal tax liens against the property of the applicant, as well as the property of any principal officer and/or board member.