|Commitments and Contingencies
|13. ||Commitments and Contingencies: || ||The Company has entered into certain consulting agreements which carry commitments to pay advisors and consultants should certain events occur. An agreement is in place with one Company advisor that called for total compensation over the four-year Advisor Agreement of 500,000 warrants with an exercise price of $.15 per share, of which all have vested.
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CEO Sean Folkson has a twelve-month consulting agreement which went into effect on January 1, 2022, which effectively served as an extension to, and reset of, his previous twelve-month consulting agreement with minor modifications to the available bonuses. Both contracts had provisions which would reward him with bonuses earned of 1,000,000 warrants at a strike price of $.50 should the Company record its first quarter with revenues over $1,000,000, an additional 3,000,000 warrants with a $.50 strike price when the Company records its first quarter with revenues over $3,000,000, and an additional 5,000,000 warrants with a $1 strike price when the Company records its first quarter with revenues over $5,000,000. Mr. Folkson will also be awarded 500,000 warrants with a strike price of $.50 should the Company enter into a product development or distribution partnership with a multi-national food & beverage conglomerate during the twelve-month term of the Agreement, and 1,000,000 Warrants with a $.50 strike price should the Company and its subsidiaries on a consolidated basis generate $1,000,000 or more in Net Revenue through sales of product through “non-traditional” retail channels, such as hotels and college campuses, during the twelve-month term of this agreement. As of December 31, 2021, those conditions were not met and therefore nothing was accrued related to this arrangement.
Under Mr. Folkson’s consulting agreement, in January of 2023, an analysis will be done of the Company’s consolidated Calendar Year 2022 Gross Sales. Should the Company have achieved consolidated Gross Sales in excess of $3,000,000 in the Calendar Year 2022, Consultant’s monthly consulting rate of $6,000 per month as stated in this agreement shall be adjusted to $12,000 per month, retroactive to January 1, 2022.
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Litigation: From time to time, the Company may become involved in various lawsuits and legal proceedings, which arise, in the ordinary course of business. However, litigation is subject to inherent uncertainties, and an adverse result in these or other matters may arise from time to time that may harm our business. The Company is not aware of any such legal proceedings that it believes will have, individually or in the aggregate, a material adverse effect on its business, financial condition or operating results.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak to be a global pandemic which continues to spread throughout the U.S. and the globe. In addition to the devastating effects on human life, the Pandemic has had a negative ripple effect on the global economy, leading to disruptions and volatility in the global financial markets. There are no comparable events that provide guidance as to the effect the COVID-19 pandemic may have, and, as a result, the ultimate effect of the pandemic remains highly uncertain and subject to change.
It is impossible to know what the future holds with regard to the Pandemic, both for the Company and in the broader sense. Emergence of recent variants such as Delta and Omicron have shown us that there remain many uncertainties regarding the Pandemic, and the Company is closely monitoring the impact of the Pandemic on all aspects of its business, including how it will impact its customers, vendors, and business partners.
While it seems many aspects of life are currently moving towards a return to what life was like prior to the initial COVID outbreak, the extent of the ultimate impact of the pandemic on the Company’s operational and financial performance remains uncertain.