Massachusetts Lease Liability
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2023
|Massachusetts Lease Liability|
|Massachusetts Lease Liability||
11. Massachusetts Lease Liability
On May 16, 2022, the Company, through its subsidiary CAC, completed the acquisition of a cultivation, processing and product manufacturing lab and medical and adult-use dispensary in Taunton, Massachusetts (the “Taunton Facility”) for $13,047 cash consideration pursuant to a purchase option included in the Company’s lease with the previous owner of the Taunton Facility. Concurrently with the acquisition, CAC sold the Taunton Facility to IIP for $40,000 cash consideration. The Company also entered into a long-term lease for the Taunton Facility with a term of 20 years and a maturity date of May 15, 2042, with twoextensions exercisable at the Company’s discretion (the “Massachusetts Lease Liability”). The Massachusetts Lease Liability matures on May 15, 2042, with two five-year extension options. Lease payments are due monthly, and are subject to an annual escalation of 2.5% after two years. CAC anticipates no disruption to its operations as a result of these transactions.
The cash proceeds from IIP were used to pay the Taunton Facility purchase price, $25,466 was remitted to an escrow account that was included in restricted cash and the remaining proceeds were used to pay transaction expenses.
The early lease termination and acquisition of the Taunton Facility resulted in derecognizing a right of use (“ROU”) asset balance of $3,940, and lease liability balance of $4,454; and recognizing land and building balances of $6,266 and $6,268, respectively. The transaction with IIP was accounted for as a failed sale and leaseback transaction, where the Company retained the Taunton Facility balances included in property, plant, and equipment, and recognized a note payable of $40,000.
During the three months ended March 31, 2023, the Company reclassified the portion of the Massachusetts Lease Liability previously included in current liabilities on the consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2022 into the Massachusetts lease liability in noncurrent liabilities. This change was made due to a change in accounting principle made during the three months ended March 31, 2023. The Company was previously using an accounting alternative accepted under ASC 842, Leases (“ASC 842”), as further described in the Company’s Form 10-K. During the three months ended March 31, 2023, the Company determined that the interest expense on the Massachusetts Lease Liability exceeded the periodic rental payments, resulting in an accretion of the Massachusetts Lease Liability. The accretion will result in an increase in the lease liability in the next 12 months. Therefore, the change better quantifies both short-term and long-term balance sheet presentations due to no reduction of total lease liability over the next 12 months, and this approach is also acceptable under ASC 842.
As of March 31, 2023, the Massachusetts Lease Liability had a balance of $40,201. Future minimum lease payments for the Massachusetts Lease Liability as of March 31, 2023 are as follows:
The entire disclosure for finance leases of lessee. Includes, but is not limited to, description of lessee's finance lease and maturity analysis of finance lease liability.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/disclosureRef