U. S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549


FORM 10-K

(Mark One)


  X .

ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934


For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016


      .

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934


For the transition period from ___________ to _____________


Commission File Number: 000-54296


AXIM BIOTECHNOLOGIES, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Nevada

27-4092986

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


45 Rockefeller Plaza

20th Floor, Suite 83

New York, NY 10111


______________________________________________________________

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 751-0001


Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act: None


Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: Common stock, $.0001 par value

___________________


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act

Yes      . No  X .


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act.

Yes      . No  X .


Note – Checking in the box above will not relieve any registrant required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act form their obligations under those Sections.


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act of 1934 during the past 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes  X . No      .


Indicate by check mark whether registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes  X . No      .


Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K (§229.405 of this chapter) is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment of this Form 10-K. Yes      . No  X .





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Large accelerated

filer      .

Accelerated

filer      .

Non-accelerated filer      .

(Do not check if smaller

reporting company)

Smaller reporting

company  X .

Emerging growth

Company      .


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act.      .


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). No  X .


State the aggregate market value of the voting and non-voting common equity held by non-affiliates computed by reference to the price at which the common equity was last sold, or the average bid and asked price of such common equity, as of the last business day of the registrant’s most recently completed fiscal quarter: $1,331,679 based upon the June 30, 2016, closing price of $.37 as quoted on Yahoo/Finance.com.


APPLICABLE ONLY TO ISSUERS INVOLVED IN BANKRUPTCY

PROCEEDINGS DURING THE PRECEDING FIVE YEARS


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant filed all documents and reports required to be filed by Section 12, 13, or 15(d) of the Exchange Act of 1934 after the distribution of securities under a plan confirmed by a court. Yes      . No      .


(APPLICABLE ONLY TO CORPORATE REGISTRANTS)


Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date: As of April 15, 2017, there were 52,566,441 shares of our common stock were issued and outstanding.


DOCUMENTS INCORPORATE BY REFERENCE: None



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PART I

PART II


Item 1. Business


Description of Business


We were incorporated in the State of Nevada on November 18, 2010, as AXIM International, Inc. (Inception). On July 24, 2014, we changed our name to AXIM Biotechnologies, Inc. to better reflect our business operations. On August 7, 2014, we incorporated a wholly owned Nevada subsidiary named Axim Holdings, Inc. This subsidiary will be used to help facilitate the anticipated activities listed below. Our principal executive office is located at 45 Rockefeller Plaza 20th Floor, Suite 83, New York, NY 10111.


In early 2014, we discontinued our organic waste marketable by-product business to focus on our anticipated new business to become an innovative biotechnology company working on the treatment of pain, spasticity, anxiety and other medical disorders with the application of cannabinoids based products as well as focusing on research, development and production of pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, oral health and cosmetic products as well as procurement of genetically and nano-controlled active ingredients.


Current Operations


The operations of the Company include: the research and development of pharmaceutical products, genetically controlled botanical products, and extraction and purification of cannabinoids technologies. Over the next 12 months, we anticipated the following activities:


1.

Conducting a clinical trial at the Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands in collaboration with the University of Plymouth, UK as well as an academic center in the USA for a novel, patented controlled-release delivery form of cannabinoids for treatment of chronic pain and spasticity in patients with multiple sclerosis. The anticipated duration of the trials prior to FDA/ EMA registration is 12 months.


2.

Conducting clinical trials at the university of Wageningen, The Netherlands on patients with irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease using innovative, (patented and patent pending technologies) delivery mechanisms containing various cannabinoids.


3.

Conducting a clinical trial at the University of British Columbia, Canada on patients suffering of illicit drug-related psychosis using innovative, (patented) delivery mechanisms containing cannabinoids. This trial is awaiting approval by Health Canada and will result in an NDA.


4.

Completing a proof of concept clinical trial at the Dermatological Center Maurits Clinic The Hague, The Netherlands on patients with psoriasis and atopic dermatitis using innovative, (patent pending and patented) delivery mechanisms containing unique cannabinoids.


5.

Development of novel (patent pending) pharmaceutical cannabinoid and opioid-agonist/ anatagonist-based preparations “CannQuit™” formulations for tobacco, opioid and cannabis dependence treatment.


6.

Development of novel (patent pending) antibacterial “Cannocyn ™” and anti fungal ”Cannonych ™” preparations based on unique cannabinoids.

 

7.

Development and commercialization of oral healthcare products, “Oraximax™”, based on cannabigerol (patent pending).


8.

Development and commercialization of cosmetic care line “Renecann™” (patent pending).


9.

Development of ophthalmological pharmaceutical ”CannBleph ™” and OTC ”OphthoCann ™” preparations based on unique combinations of cannabinoids (patent pending).


10.

Preparations and Development of Axim’ pipeline of pharmaceutical products for the following indications: Chronic Neuropathic Pain, Dementia, Restless leg syndrome and Parkinson’s disease

 

11.

Completion of contractual agreements for production and export of over 20 novel, trademark-protected formulations with partners in Europe, Israel and South and North America.



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12.

Production of novel pharmaceutical formulations for pharmaceutical companies from the US and Israel. One of these is for a condition designated as an orphan disease. The other is for production of pharmaceutical product based on our proprietary delivery platform utilizing synthetic cannabinoids.


13.

Development of new active pharmaceutical ingredient molecules including, prodrug formulations.

 

14.

Completion of a land purchase in the city of Almere, in the province of Flevoland, The Netherlands for building of a state of the art extraction/ purification facility as well as a factory for pharmaceutical, nutriceutical and consumer products preparations as well as an innovative, environmentally-friendly; “box in a box”-design center for R&D and manufacturing for AXIM as well as third parties. This will result in a full vertical integration of the company.


15.

Importation from Italy, and the Netherlands of pharmaceutical grade hemp oil to Europe and North America. Some of these products will be converted by AXIM from lipophilic to hydrophilic forms based on proprietary process (patent pending).


16.

Development of sustainable biofuel compositions derived fromindustrial hemp by-products, such as our high-energy output hemp coal “CannaCoal™.”


During the next twelve months we anticipate incurring costs related to: (i) filing Exchange Act reports, (ii) contractual obligations, (iii) clinical trials, and (iv) land purchase.

 

We believe we will be able to meet these costs through use of funds in our treasury, through deferral of fees by certain service providers and additional amounts, as necessary, to be loaned to or invested in us by our stockholders, management or other investors. As of the date of the period covered by this report, we have limited cash. There are no assurances that we will be able to secure any additional funding as needed. Currently, however our ability to continue as a going concern is dependent upon our ability to generate future profitable operations and/or to obtain the necessary financing to meet our obligations and repay our liabilities arising from normal business operations when they come due. Management’s plan includes obtaining additional funds by equity financing and/or related party advances; however there is no assurance of additional funding being available.


We are in our early stages of development and growth, without established records of sales or earnings. We will be subject to numerous risks inherent in the business and operations of financially unstable and early stage or potential emerging growth companies.


CanChewTM License Agreement


On May 11, 2015, we entered into a 50 year, worldwide, exclusive intellectual property licensing agreement (“Agreement”) with CanChew Biotechnologies, LLC (“CanChew”). As compensation for the Agreement, CanChew received 5,826,706 restricted shares of the Company’s common stock and a royalty fee of approximately 2-3% of all gross sales derived from products produced under the Agreement. So long as we are in compliance with the Agreement, we have the option to purchase the licensed intellectual property after 5 years at a purchase price equal to fifty percent (50%) of the annual royalty fee paid.


Manufacturing Capabilities


On November 15, 2014, the Company entered into Reservation Agreement with the City of Almere, The Netherlands, whereby the Company was granted an option to purchase 5,328 square meters of land in the City of Almere. The Company intends to construct an office building on the site featuring: a clean laboratory zone, storage areas, office and technical rooms as well as manufacturing facility furnishings. This facility will be fully compliant with GMP, GLP, FDA, EMA and ISO regulations. The purchase price for the land is 985,680 Euros. The company has paid three reservation fees for options to purchase the property. The most recent reservation fee of 57,742 Euros was paid on October 20, 2016, and extends the option to purchase until October 20, 2017. Should the Company purchase the property by October 20, 2017, the 23,000 Euros of the most recent reservation fee will be applied to the against the purchase price of the property. The total land surface of the property has been slightly increased by 6,000 square meters due to payment of the previous reservation fees which cannot be applied to the purchase price.



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The Industry


Hemp – An Overview


Hemp is a cousin to cannabis as both are classified under the same botanical category of Cannabis sativa L. The major difference between the two is that recreational cannabis has significant amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) (5–20%), a psychotropic cannabinoid and very little amounts of CBD (cannabidiol) and CBG (cannabigerol), which have no psychotropic properties; whereas industrial hemp has virtually no THC (less than 0.3%). This 0.3% THC in industrial hemp is not enough to provide psychotropic effects, which renders industrial hemp useless for recreational use or abuse. Canada, China and the United Kingdom are examples of major industrialized countries that have grown industrial hemp responsibly deriving maximum economic benefits from its cultivation.


Hemp is a plant easy to cultivate, with predictable harvests and produces overall negative carbon print compared to other agricultural sources used for production of biodiesels among other uses.


Industrial hemp is reach in proteins and essential amino acids, which may render it as a preferred source of food and animal feed.


Importation of Hemp Finished Products


Despite classification of cannabis under Schedule I, hemp finished products, or certain parts of the plant Cannabis sativa, are exempted from the definition of marijuana and are considered legal to import since 1937. Under 21 U.S.C. § 802(16), the seeds (incapable of germination) and the mature stalks of the Cannabis sativa plant, together with products made from these parts, are exempted from the definition of cannabis. These products are commonly known as “hemp finished products”, and can be a variety of products as outlined above. Importation of hemp finished products and processing into the United States continues legally, which fuels a hemp market inside the United States. The United States is actually the largest importer of hemp-based products in the world.


Market, Customers and Distribution Methods


To understand the market and consumers as well as distribution methods, we have studied all the uses of hemp and its legal structure in the U.S. and abroad. There are more than 25,000 known uses for hemp based products, most of which were used in the past and were replaced by cotton, petroleum\oil, concrete, corn and soybeans. We believe the market potentially represents trillions of dollars in worldwide product sales. We will focus on the products our management feels will have the greatest positive environmental impact, profitability and ease to market. These tend to be new, innovative products as well as the replacement of existing raw base materials for products that exist today, such as pharmaceuticals, nutriceuticals, plastics, fuel, textiles, and medical delivery devices.


Our focus is on the development of innovative pharmaceutical, nutriceutical and cosmetic products focusing on diseases and conditions for which currently there are no known efficient therapeutic ingredients or delivery systems for known active pharmaceutical ingredients. The body of knowledge regarding therapeutic use of cannabinoid-based formulations is steadily increasing. We plan to be an active player in this field of biosciences with our extensive R&D and pipeline of innovative products.


Our target customers are first and foremost end consumers via Internet sales, direct-to-consumer health and wellness stores, collectives, cooperatives, affiliate sales and master distributors. Secondarily, we are targeting manufactures of products that can readily replace their raw base materials with our materials, making the products more environmentally friendly and sustainable. Next, we will target retail stores with major distribution companies who have preexisting relationships with major retail chain stores. As we continue to develop our business, these markets may change, be re-prioritized or eliminated as management responds to consumer and regulatory developments.


Competition


There are many developers of hemp-based consumer products, many of which are under-capitalized which we consider to be viable acquisition targets. We are currently in early-stage negotiations to purchase existing product lines, sources of industrial-hemp-derived-cannabinoids and other assets from certain competing companies. There are also large, well-funded companies that currently do not offer hemp-based products but may do so in the future.


Intellectual Property


Currently, our intellectually property includes 9 pending patent applications and 18 trademark applications.



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Our 9 patent applications include oral care, ophthalmic, sugar alcohol kneading method, antimicrobial, extraction method, cosmetic, nicotine dependence treatment gum, opioid dependence treatment gum, and suppositories. Six (6) of our patent applications have entered nonprovisional stage in the U.S. and international stage and one (1) licensed patent (chewing gum containing cannabinoids, covering all cannabinoids, including THC). We are in the process of developing and filing more patent applications.


We have 18 trademark applications some of which are registered trademarks, received Notices of Allowance, or are pending in front of the United States Patent and Trademark Office: Axim, A Axim Biotech, CanChui, Cannonich, Cannanimals, Oraximax, CannaCoal, CanShu, CanQuit, SuppoCann, OpthoCann, CannBelph, Cannocyn, ReneCann, Clean CannaCoal, CanChew Hemp CBD Gum, CanChew, and HempChew. Corresponding trademark applications have been filed in other jurisdictions for some of the marks and have received registration or are pending.


Research and Development


We are continuing our research and development at the Free University of Amsterdam with our novel (patent pending) delivery system for treatment of patients with pain and spasticity as a sequence of Multiple Sclerosis. This study will include also the University of Plymouth, UK and academic centers in the US. The study is conducted in strict compliance with FDA/ EMA guidelines and is supervised by QPS as a CRO. The product tested is a pharmaceutical, functional chewing gum containing equal parts of THC and CBD. With our proprietary technology numerous problems related to cannabinoid’ water-insolubility due to its lipophilic nature, bypass of first-pass liver metabolism and direct delivery into the systemic circulation have been resolved.


Clinical studies will commence at the University of Wageningen, The Netherlands testing a new (patent pending) delivery systems with novel cannabinoids for treatment of patients with IBS, IBD and Crohn’s disease. A new direct as well as controlled slow-release nano-technology delivery methods will be investigated based on our proprietary IP’.


New, patent pending cannabinoid extraction techniques as well as pure, water soluble, freeze-dried cannabinoids are being developed in cooperation with Syncom, BV, The Netherlands, which practically solves the issue with very poor absorption of currently available, oil based cannabinoids.


There are numerous other R&D projects being considered involving our proprietary intellectual property. These will be strategically planned depending on availability of funds to carry on.


Source and Availability of Raw Materials


The Company currently has arrangements with multiple reputable suppliers which are expected to meet the projected needs for materials for the upcoming year.


Government Regulation


For the first time since 1937, industrial hemp has been decriminalized at the federal level and can be grown legally in the United States, but on a limited basis. A landmark provision in the recently passed Agricultural Act of 2014 recognizes hemp as distinct from its genetic cousin, marijuana. Federal law now exempts industrial hemp from U.S. drug laws in order to allow for crop research by universities, colleges and state agriculture departments. The new federal law, written by U.S. Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) and U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), allows for agricultural pilot programs for industrial hemp “in states that permit the growth or cultivation of hemp.”


Employees


As of April 15, 2017 we have 6 full-time employees and 4 part-time employees. We allow and utilize the services of independent contractors. We will be considering the conversion of some of our part-time employees to full-time positions. We are currently in discussions with qualified individuals to engage them for positions in sales and marketing, research and development, and operations. Management believes the Company has good relationships with its employees.


Costs and effects of compliance with environmental laws


The expense of complying with environmental regulations is of minimal consequence.



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Item 1A. Risk Factors


As a small reporting company, we are not required to provide the information required by this item.


Item 1B. Unresolved Staff Comments


None.


Item 2. Properties


Real Property


At present, we do not own any property.


We are in the process of purchasing property to build the Company’s manufacturing facility at the industrial estate Stichtsekant in the city of Almere, The Netherlands. We intend to construct an office building on the site featuring: a clean laboratory zone, storage areas, office and technical rooms as well as manufacturing facility furnishings. Our future high-tech, state-of-the-art factory will be located on the corner of Fort de Gagel and Fort Blauwkapel.


We receive rent free, the use of our office space located in New York City, starting March 2017 the company leased space at 45 Rockefeller Plaza on a month to month basis the monthly rent is 6,635. The rent expense for our warehouse space located in the Netherlands was $5,949 for the year ended December 31, 2016.


North American Address:


45 Rockefeller Plaza 20th Floor, Suite 83

New York, NY 10111


European Address:


Boelewerf 32, Unit 3

2987 VD Ridderkerk, The Netherlands


Item 3. Legal Proceedings


Not applicable to a “smaller reporting company” as defined in Item 10(f)(1) of Regulation S-K.


Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosure


Not applicable to a “smaller reporting company” as defined in Item 10(f)(1) of Regulation S-K.


Item 5. Market for Registrant’s Common Equity and Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities.


Our common stock is traded on over the counter market under trading symbol “AXIM.” There has been a very limited amount of trading of stock. The price of our stock and an active public market for our common stock may not develop or be sustained. Trading of securities on the OTC Bulletin Board is often sporadic and investors may have difficulty buying and selling or obtaining market quotations. Since September 2, 2014, the closing price of our common stock has been between $10.00 and $0.30, with limited or no volume.


We plan to uplist to Nasdaq or NYSE when the requirements for listing are met.


The following table sets forth the reported high and low closing bid prices for our common stock as reported on the OTC Bulletin Board for the year end December 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015. These prices do not include retail mark-ups, markdowns or commissions, and may not necessarily represent actual transactions. The information is derived from Yahoo/Finance.com. No closing bid prices are reported prior to September 2, 2014




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High ($)

Low ($)

Quarter ended 12/31/16

10.00

0.22

Quarter ended 9/30/16

0.39

0.21

Quarter ended 6/30/16

0.59

0.21

Quarter ended 3/31/16

1.01

0.30

 

 

 

Quarter ended 12/31/15

1.26

0.30

Quarter ended 9/30/15

0.95

0.06

Quarter ended 06/30/15

1.30

0.60

Quarter ended 3/31/15

10.00

1.05


As of December 31, 2016, there are approximately 50 holders of record of our common stock.


We have never declared or paid cash dividends on our common stock. We anticipate that in the future we will retain any earnings for operation of our business. Accordingly, we do not anticipate declaring or paying any cash dividends in the foreseeable future.


Securities Authorized for Issuance Under Equity Compensation Plans


Effective May 29, 2015 the company adopted a stock incentive plan under which eligible persons or vendors whom provide the company services may be afforded an opportunity to acquire an equity interest in the company in exchange for those services provided. The Company has reserved 10,000,000 shares of its common stock for issuance under this plan.


Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds


On July 1, 2016, the Company issued 500,000 shares of common stock valued at $38,971 in exchange for the conversion of $5,000 of a convertible note.


On June 30, 2016, the Company issued 1,540,000 shares of common stock valued at $120,029 in exchange for the conversion of $154,000 of a convertible note.


On December 29, 2016 the Company issued 500,000 shares of common stock valued at $50,000 in exchange for the conversion of $29,900 of a convertible note including accrued interest of 20,100.


The issuance of securities described above were deemed to be exempt from registration under the Securities Act in reliance on Section 4(2) of the Securities Act of 1933 and Regulation D as transactions by an issuer not involving any public offering. The recipients of securities in each such transaction represented their intention to acquire the securities for investment only and not with a view to or for sale in connection with any distribution thereof, and appropriate legends were affixed to the share certificates and other instruments issued in such transactions. The sales of these securities were made without general solicitation or advertising.


The Company intends to use the proceeds from sale of the securities for the operations, research and development and clinical trials, and working capital.


There were no underwritten offerings employed in connection with any of the transactions set forth above.


Defaults Upon Senior Securities


None.


Item 6. Selected Financial Data.


Not applicable to a “smaller reporting company” as defined in Item 10(f)(1) of SEC Regulation S-K.



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Item 7 Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.


Forward Looking Statement Notice


Certain statements made in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-K are “forward-looking statements” (within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) regarding the plans and objectives of management for future operations. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements of AXIM Biotechnologies, Inc. (“we”, “us”, “our” or the “Company”) to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements included herein are based on current expectations that involve numerous risks and uncertainties. The Company’s plans and objectives are based, in part, on assumptions involving the continued expansion of business. Assumptions relating to the foregoing involve judgments with respect to, among other things, future economic, competitive and market conditions and future business decisions, all of which are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Although the Company believes its assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements are reasonable, any of the assumptions could prove inaccurate and, therefore, there can be no assurance the forward-looking statements included in this Quarterly Report will prove to be accurate. In light of the significant uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking statements included herein, the inclusion of such information should not be regarded as a representation by the Company or any other person that the objectives and plans of the Company will be achieved.


Liquidity and Capital Resources


We are in our early stages of development and growth, without established records of sales or earnings. We will be subject to numerous risks inherent in the business and operations of financially unstable and early stage or potential emerging growth companies.


Our cash requirements for the next twelve months are $12,800,000.


R&D

S

11,800,000

Other Consulting Fees

 

400,000

Audit and Accounting

 

80,000

Miscellaneous

 

520,000

Total

$

12,800,000


We estimate that our audit and accounting costs to be $80,000 however this amount may vary.


We can provide no assurance that the Company can continue to satisfy its cash requirements for at least the next twelve months.


We expect to obtain financing through shareholder loans and private placements. Shareholder loans will be without stated terms of repayment or interest. We will not consider taking on any long-term or short-term debt from financial institutions in the immediate future. Shareholders loans may be granted from time to time as required to meet current working capital needs. We have no formal agreement that ensures that we will receive such loans. We may exhaust this source of funding at any time.


We are dependent upon certain related parties to provide continued funding and capital resources. If continued funding and capital resources are unavailable at reasonable terms, we may not be able to implement our plan of operations. These loans may include terms that may be highly dilutive to existing shareholders.

 

Sources of Capital


We expect to sustain our working capital needs through shareholder loans and private placements. Shareholder loans will be without stated terms of repayment or interest. We will not consider taking on any long-term or short-term debt from financial institutions in the immediate future. Shareholders loans may be granted from time to time as required to meet current working capital needs. We have no formal agreement that ensures that we will receive such loans. We may exhaust this source of funding at any time.


During the next twelve months we anticipate incurring costs related to:


(i)

filing Exchange Act reports, and

(ii)

contractual obligations



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We believe we will be able to meet these costs through use of funds in our treasury, through deferral of fees by certain service providers and additional amounts, as necessary, to be loaned to or invested in us by our stockholders, management or other investors. As of the date of the period covered by this report, we have limited cash. There are no assurances that we will be able to secure any additional funding as needed. Currently, however our ability to continue as a going concern is dependent upon our ability to generate future profitable operations and/or to obtain the necessary financing to meet our obligations and repay our liabilities arising from normal business operations when they come due. Management’s plan includes obtaining additional funds by equity financing and/or related party advances; however there is no assurance of additional funding being available.


Going Concern


The Company’s financial statements have been presented assuming that the Company will continue as a going concern. As shown in the financial statements, the Company has negative working capital of $1,643,129, has an accumulated deficit of $18,069,636, has cash used in operating activities of $1,294,141 and presently does not have the resources to accomplish its objectives during the next twelve months. These conditions raise substantial doubt about the ability of the Company to continue as a going concern. The financial statements do not include any adjustments related to the recoverability of assets and classification of liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue in operation.


The Company intends to raise additional capital through private placements of debt and equity securities, but there can be no assurance that these funds will be available on terms acceptable to the Company, or will be sufficient to enable the Company to fully complete its development activities or sustain operations. If the Company is unable to raise sufficient additional funds, it will have to develop and implement a plan to further extend payables, reduce overhead, or scale back its current business plan until sufficient additional capital is raised to support further operations. There can be no assurance that such a plan will be successful.


Results of Operations


Comparison of the year ended December 31, 2016 and 2015.


Revenue


For the year ended December 31, 2016, we had revenue of $47,059 from sales of our products, as compared to revenue of $49,139 for the year ended December 31, 2015. This is primarily due to our start up business operations and our change in business operations in early 2015.


Cost of Revenue


For the year ended December 31, 2016, we had cost of revenue of $154,130 from sales of our products, as compared to cost of revenue of $50,387 for the year ended December 31, 2015. This is primarily due to our start up business operations and our change in business operations in early 2015.


Operating Expenses


Research and Development Expenses


For the year ended December 31, 2016 our research and development expenses were $235,579 as compared to $571,455 for the year ended December 31, 2015. Variance was result of funding not received till later in year. Company deferred some activities until funding received.


Selling, General and Administrative Expenses


Our Selling, General and Administrative expenses for the years ending in 2016 and 2015 were $3,413,456 and $9,475,724 respectively. Variance was result of funding not received till later in year. Company deferred some activities until funding received.


Depreciation Expenses


For the year ended December 31, 2016 our depreciation expenses were $3,356 as compared to $1,119 for the year ended December 31, 2015.



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Other Income and Expenses


Our interest expenses for the years ending in 2016 and 2015 were $275,733 and $43,221 respectively. Variance was result of funding not received till later in year which incurred interest expense .Loss on extinguishment of debt for the years ending in 2016 and 2015 were $1,385,000 and $0 respectively. Loss on change in fair value of derivative liability for the years ending in 2016 and 2015 were 211,921 and 0 respectively. Amortization of debt discount was 25712 and $0 respectively.


Loss on settlement of liability for the years ending in 2016 and 2015 were 152,077 and $0 respectively. Variances was result of funding change in terms, respective amortization and issuance of stock in payment of some liabilities to conserve cash.


For the Year Ended December 31, 2016 and 2015


Net Cash Provided by/Used in Operating Activities


Net cash used in operating activities was $1,294,141 for the year ended December 31, 2016, as compared to net cash used of $1,539,179 for the year ended December 31, 2015. The increase is primarily attributable to our net loss from operations of $5,809,906 and offset by net changes in the balances of operating assets and liabilities and by amortization of prepaid services, amortization of prepaid insurance, stock based compensation and loss on extinguishment of debt.


Net Cash Used in Investing Activities


Net cash used by investing activities during the year ended December 31, 2016 was $0 compared to $16,780 for the same period in 2015.


Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities


Net cash provided by financing activities during the year ended December 31, 2016, was $1,873,317 compared to $1,029,000 for the same period in 2015. Cash provided by financing activities were primarily a result of issuance of convertible notes, advances from related parties and issuance of convertible preferred stock.


Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements


We do not have any off-balance sheet arrangements that have or are reasonably likely to have a current or future effect on our financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenues or expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources that is material to investors.


Contractual Obligations


As a “smaller reporting company” as defined by Item 10 of Regulation S-K, the Company is not required to provide this information.


Critical Accounting Policies


The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amount of assets and liabilities, the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reported periods. The more critical accounting estimates include estimates related to revenue recognition and accounts receivable allowances. We also have other key accounting policies, which involve the use of estimates, judgments and assumptions that are significant to understanding our results, which are described in Note 3 to our consolidated financial statements.


Recently Issued Accounting Standards


Note 3 to our audited consolidated financial statements appearing elsewhere in this report includes Recently Issued Accounting Standards.


Foreign Currency Transactions


None.



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Item 7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.


As a “smaller reporting company” as defined by Item 10 of Regulation S-K, the Company is not required to provide information required by this Item.


Item 8. Financial Statement and Supplementary Data


Our financial statements and related explanatory notes can be found on the “F” Pages at the end of this Report.


Item 9. Changes In and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure.


None.


Item 9A. Controls and Procedures.


Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures


We maintain disclosure controls and procedures that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our reports filed pursuant to the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules, regulations and related forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.


As of December 31, 2016, we carried out an evaluation, under the supervision and with the participation of our principal executive officer and our principal financial officer of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures. Based on this evaluation, our principal executive officer and our principal financial officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were not effective as of the end of the period covered by this report.


Management’s Annual Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting


The Company’s management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting, as such term is defined in rule 13a-15(f) of the Exchange Act. The Company’s internal control system is designed to provide reasonable assurance to the Company’s management and Board of Directors regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with GAAP. The Company’s internal control over financial reporting includes those policies and procedures that:


-Pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the Company;


-Provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with GAAP, and that receipts and expenditures of the Company are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of the Company; and


-Provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use or disposition of the Company’s assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.


Because of its inherent limitation, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Also, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.


An evaluation was performed under the supervision and with the participation of the Company’s management of the effectiveness of the design and operation of the Company’s procedures and internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2016. In making this assessment, the Company used the criteria set forth by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) in Internal Control-Integrated Framework of 1992. Based on that evaluation, the Company’s management concluded that the Company’s internal controls over financial reporting were not effective in that there were material weaknesses as of December 31, 2016. See, Inherent Limitations of Internal Controls for discussion of material weaknesses



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A material weakness is a deficiency or combination of deficiencies in internal control over financial reporting, such that there is a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement of the annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis by the Company’s internal controls.


Attestation Report of the Registered Public Accounting Firm


This annual report does not include an attestation report of our registered public accounting firm regarding internal control over financial reporting. Management’s report was not subject to attestation by the Company’s registered public accounting firm pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, wherein non-accelerated filers are exempt from Sarbanes-Oxley internal control audit requirements.


Changes In Internal Control Over Financial Reporting


There was no change in our internal control over financial reporting identified in connection with our evaluation that occurred during our the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.


Inherent Limitations of Internal Controls


There are inherent limitations to the effectiveness of any system of disclosure controls and procedures, including the possibility of human error and the circumvention and overriding of controls and procedures. A control system, no matter how well conceived and operated, can only provide reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the objectives of the control system are met. Further, the design of the control system must reflect the fact that there are resource constraints, and the benefits of controls must be considered relative to their costs. Because of the inherent limitations in a cost-effective control system, misstatements due to error fraud may occur and not be detected. These inherent limitations include the realities that judgments in decision-making can be faulty, and that breakdowns can occur due to human error or mistake. Additionally, controls, no matter how well designed, could be circumvented by the individual acts of specific persons within the organization. The design of any system of controls is also based in part upon certain assumptions about the likelihood of future events, and there can be no assurance that any design will succeed in achieving its stated objectives under all potential future conditions.


Management is aware that there is a lack of segregation of duties and accounting personnel with appropriate qualifications at the Company due to the small number of employees dealing with general administrative and financial matters. This constitutes a deficiency in the internal controls. Management intends to rectify these deficiencies by implementing proper controls and hiring additional personnel with appropriate qualifications to properly segregate duties.

 

Item 9B. Other Information.


Employment Agreements


On September 1, 2016, the Company entered into an amended and restated employment agreement with Dr. George Anastassov, its Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary. The agreement does not have a set term and may be terminated at any time by the Company or Dr. Anastassov with proper notice. Under the agreement, Dr. Anastassov receives an annual base compensation of $240,000 and an incentive payment of 2,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock due upon execution of the agreement. Upon the one year anniversary of the agreement, the Company has the direction to grant additional equity awards to Dr. Anastassov. On April 1, 2016 the Company was obligated to issue 120,000 restricted shares of the Company’s common stock pursuant to the terms of the June 13, 2014, employment agreement.


On September 1, 2016, the Company entered into an amended and restated employment agreement with Mr. Lekhram Changoer, its Chief Technology Officer. The agreement does not have a set term and may be terminated at any time by the Company or Mr. Changoer with proper notice. Under the agreement Mr. Changoer receives an annual base compensation of $240,000 and an incentive payment of 2,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock due upon execution of the agreement. Upon the one year anniversary of the agreement, the Company has the direction to grant additional equity awards to Mr. Changoer.


On September 15, 2016, the Company entered into an employment agreement with Dr. Philip Van A. Damme, its Chief Medical Officer. The agreement does not have a set term and may be terminated at any time by the Company or Dr. Van A. Damme with proper notice. Under the agreement Dr. Van A. Damme receives an annual base compensation of $24,000 and an incentive payment of 200,000 shares of the Company’s common stock due upon execution of the agreement. Upon the one year anniversary of the agreement, the Company has the discretion to grant additional equity awards to Dr. Van A. Damme.



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On August 3, 2016, all AXIM affiliates, as such term is defined by the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”), entered into an agreement whereby each affiliate agreed to be prohibited from selling any Company securities pursuant to Rule 144 of the Act until the later of: (i) twelve (12) months from the date of the agreement; or (ii) twelve (12) months from the date of acquisition of the securities.


On or about June 29, 2016, Robert Malasek was appointed as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and Secretary. At this time there is not employment agreement between the Company and Mr. Malasek.


PART III


Financing


On September 16, 2016, the Company entered into a convertible note purchase agreement (the “Convertible Note Purchase Agreement” or “Agreement”) with a third-party investor. Under the terms of Convertible Note Purchase Agreement the investor may acquire up to $5,000,000 of convertible notes from the Company, with various closings, under terms acceptable to the Company and the investor as of the time of each closing. Pursuant to the Agreement, on September 16, 2016 the investor provided the Company with $850,000 secured convertible note financing pursuant to four (4) Secured Convertible Promissory Notes (the “Notes”). Each of the Notes mature on October 1, 2029, and pay 3.5% compounded interest paid bi-annually. The Notes are secured by the assets of the Company, may not be pre-paid without the consent of the holder, and are convertible at the option of the holder into shares of the Company’s common stock at a fixed conversion price equal to $0.2201.


 On October 20, 2016 a third-party investor provided the Company with $1,000,000 secured convertible note financing pursuant to three (3) Secured Convertible Promissory Notes (the “Notes”). Each of the Notes mature on October 1, 2029, and pay 3.5% compounded interest paid bi-annually. The Notes are secured by the assets of the Company, may not be pre-paid without the consent of the holder, and are convertible at the option of the holder into shares of the Company’s common stock at a fixed conversion price equal to $0.2201. The investor paid cash of $500,000 for one of the Notes and issued to the Company two (2) secured promissory notes of $250,000 each for two (2) Convertible Notes of $250,000 each. The two secured promissory notes issued by the investor (totaling $500,000) as payment for two (2) secured Notes totaling $500,000 mature on February 1, 2017 ($250,000) and March 1, 2017 ($250,000), bear interest at the rate of 1% per annum, are full recourse and additionally secured by 10,486,303 shares of Medical Marijuana, Inc. (Pink Sheets symbol: MJNA) and were valued at $858,828 based upon the closing price of MJNA on October 20, 2016. The Company received $250,000 on February 1, 2017 and $250,000 on March 2, 2017 against the note receivable of $500,000.


In connection with this convertible note, the Company recorded a $499,318 discount on debt, related to the beneficial conversion feature of the note to be amortized over the life of the note or until the note is converted or repaid. As of December 31, 2016 this note has not been converted.


During the year ended December 31, 2016 the Company amortized the debt discount on all the notes of $25,712 to operations as expense.


Item 10. Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance


Our executive officers, key employees and directors are listed in the below table. There are no arrangements, agreements or understandings between non-management security holders and management under which non-management security holders may directly or indirectly participate in or influence the management of our affairs. There are no arrangements or understandings between any director and any other person pursuant to which any director or executive officer was or is to be selected as a director or executive officer, as applicable. There currently are no legal proceedings, and during the past ten years there have been no legal proceedings, that are material to the evaluation of the ability or integrity of any of our directors or director nominees.


NAME

AGE

POSITION

Dr. George E. Anastassov

53

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President

Dr. Philip A. Van Damme

63

Director, Chief Scientific Officer

Lekhram Changoer

50

Director, Chief Technology Officer


The background of our executive officers, key employees and director is as follows:



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Dr. George E. Anastassov - Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer. President


Dr. George E. Anastassov is the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and the Secretary of AXIM Biotechnologies, Inc. as of May 2014. Prior to that Dr. Anastassov was one of the founders and the CEO of CanChew Biotechnologies, LLC in 2012. Dr. Anastassov is also one of the founders and a Board Member and a general partner of Sanammad Foundation and Sanammad Pharmaceuticals; both companies originated and located in The Netherlands since 2009 and 2014, respectively. He is one of the developers of the first-in-the-world cannabinoid-containing chewing gum-based delivery system. Dr. Anastassov possesses Medical and Dental Doctorates as well as an Executive MBA. Dr. Anastassov has been recognized in “Who’s Who in Medicine” as well as “Who’s Who in Business Professionals” numerous times. He is the recipient of multiple national and international professional and humanitarian awards. Dr. Anastassov has been actively involved in Research and Development in Medicine and Biotechnologies since 1987.


Dr. Philip A. Van Damme, DMD MD PhD - Director, Chief Scientific Officer


Dr. Philip. A. Van Damme is Chief Scientific/Medical Officer of AXIM Biotechnologies Inc., as of May 2014. Prior to that, Dr. Van Damme was one of the founders and CSO of CanChew Biotechnologies LLC, in 2012. He is also one of the founders and President/Director of Sanammad Foundation and Sanammad Pharmaceuticals, both originated and located in The Netherlands since 2009 and 2014, respectively. He is one of the developers of the first-in-the-world cannabinoid-containing chewing gum-based delivery systems. Dr. Van Damme possesses Dental and Medical Doctorates as well as a PhD in Medical Sciences, and has been actively involved in Research and Development in Dentistry, Medicine and Biotechnologies since 1983.


Lekhram Changoer - Director, Chief Technology Officer


Lekhram Changoer is the Chief Technology Officer of AXIM Biotechnologies, Inc. as of May 2014. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Analytical/Organic Chemistry and a Master’s Degree in Organic Chemistry. He was one of the founders of CanChew Biotechnologies, LLC in 2012 and is board member and partner of Sanammad Foundation and Sanammad Pharmaceuticals BV; both companies originated and located in The Netherlands since 2009 and 2014, respectively. He is the originator of multiple patents including patent-pending technology on chewing gum compositions comprising cannabinoids, together with his Sanammad partners. He has over 20 years of experience in the area of Sales & Marketing, R&D, product development, and quality assurance of technical, consumer healthcare and pharmaceutical products - all servicing European and other international markets. During his career he has co-founded different intellectual property-based pharmaceutical and dental companies in different stages from clinical development to the global sales of registered products.


CORPORATE GOVERNANCE


General


We believe that good corporate governance is important to ensure that the Company is managed for the long-term benefit of our stockholders. This section describes key corporate governance practices that we have adopted.


Committees: Meetings of the Board


The Company does not have a separate Compensation Committee, Audit Committee or Nominating Committee. These functions are completed by the Board of Directors meeting as a whole. The Company’s Board of Directors held both in person meetings and regular, weekly teleconference meetings during the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016. All corporate actions by the Board of Directors were either consented to in writing by all Directors or were agreed to unanimously at a meeting where proper notice had been given and a quorum was present.


Audit Committee


The board of directors has not established an audit committee. The functions of the audit committee are currently performed by the entire board of directors. The Company is under no legal obligation to establish an audit committee and has elected not to do so at this time so as to avoid the time and expense of identifying independent directors willing to serve on the audit committee. The Company may establish an audit committee in the future if the board determines it to be advisable or we are otherwise required to do so by applicable law, rule or regulation.


As the board of directors does not have an audit committee, it therefore has no “audit committee financial expert” within the meaning of Item 407(d)(5) of Regulation S-K except its chief financial officer. In general, an “audit committee financial expert” is an individual member of the audit committee who:



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·

understands generally accepted accounting principles and financial statements,


·

is able to assess the general application of such principles in connection with accounting for estimates, accruals and reserves,


·

as experience preparing, auditing, analyzing or evaluating financial statements comparable to the breadth and complexity to our financial statements,


·

understands internal controls over financial reporting, and


·

understands audit committee functions.


Director Nominees


The Company does not have a nominating committee. The board of directors, sitting as a board, selects those individuals to stand for election as members of our board. Since the board of directors does not include a majority of independent directors, the decision of the board as to director nominees is made by persons who have an interest in the outcome of the determination. The board will consider candidates for directors proposed by security holders, although no formal procedures for submitting candidates have been adopted. Until otherwise determined, not less than 90 days prior to the next annual board of directors’ meeting at which the slate of board nominees is adopted, the board accepts written submissions that include the name, address and telephone number of the proposed nominee, along with a brief statement of the candidate’s qualifications to serve as a director and a statement of why the shareholder submitting the name of the proposed nominee believes that the nomination would be in the best interests of shareholders. If the proposed nominee is not the security holder submitting the name of the candidate, a letter from the candidate agreeing to the submission of his or her name for consideration should be provided at the time of submission. The letter should be accompanied by a resume supporting the nominee’s qualifications to serve on the board of directors, as well as a list of references.


The board identifies director nominees through a combination of referrals, including by management, existing board members and security holders, where warranted. Once a candidate has been identified the board reviews the individual’s experience and background, and may discuss the proposed nominee with the source of the recommendation. If the board believes it to be appropriate, board members may meet with the proposed nominee before making a final determination whether to include the proposed nominee as a member of management’s slate of director nominees submitted for shareholders for election to the board.


Among the factors that the board considers when evaluating proposed nominees are their experience in the information technology industry, knowledge of and experience with and knowledge of and experience in business matters, finance, capital markets and mergers and acquisitions. The board may request additional information from the candidate prior to reaching a determination. The board is under no obligation to formally respond to all recommendations, although as a matter of practice, it will endeavor to do so.


Security Holder Communications with our Board of Directors


The Company provides an informal process for security holders to send communications to our board of directors. Security holders who wish to contact the board of directors or any of its members may do so by writing to: AXIM Biotechnologies, Inc., 45 Rockefeller Plaza 20th Floor, Suite 83, New York, NY 10111. Correspondence directed to an individual board member is referred, unopened, to that member. Correspondence not directed to a particular board member is referred, unopened, to the President and CEO.


Code of Ethics


Under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the Securities and Exchange Commission’s related rules, the Company is required to disclose whether it has adopted a code of ethics that applies to the Company’s principal executive officer, principal financial officer, principal accounting officer or controller or persons performing similar functions. The Company has not adopted a code of ethics at this time but intends to do so.



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Compliance with Section 16(a) of Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, requires the registrant’s officers and directors, and persons who own more than 10% of a registered class of the registrant’s equity securities, to file reports of ownership and changes in ownership of equity securities of the Registrant with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Officers, directors and greater-than-10% shareholders are required by the Securities and Exchange Commission regulation to furnish the registrant with copies of all Section 16(a) forms that they file. Based solely upon a review of Forms 3 and 4 and amendments thereto furnished to us during our most recent fiscal year and Forms 5 and amendments thereto furnished to us with respect to our most recent fiscal year, to the best of our knowledge, all executive officers, directors and persons holding greater than 10% of our issued and outstanding stock have filed the required reports in a timely manner during fiscal 2016.


Family Relationships


There is no family relationship between any Director, executive or person nominated or chosen by the Company to become a Director or executive officer.


Advisory Board


On October 15, 2014, our Board of Directors created an Advisory Board to advise the Board on certain matters and decisions. The members of the Company’s Advisory Board will serve at the pleasure of the Board. Also, on October 15, 2014, the Board appointed Professors Dr. Jonn Zajicek MD, PhD and Renger Witkamp, PhD to our Advisory Board. On December 11, 2014, the Board appointed Dr. Arno Hazekamp, PhD, Mr. Warren C. Hutchins and Dr. Murad A. Sunalp, MD, BM, BCh, MBA our Advisory Board. On March 18, 2015, the Board appointed Professor Dr. Jacques F. Meis, MD, PhD to our Advisory Board. On June 18, 2015 the Board appointed Mr. Marvin Washington to our Advisory Board.


Item 11. Executive Compensation


The following table sets forth the cash compensation paid to our officers and directors for services rendered, and to be rendered:


Name and Principal Position

Year

Salary

Bonus

Stock

Awards

Warrant

Option

Awards

Non-Equity

Incentive

Plan

Compensation

Nonqualified

Deferred

Compensation

Earnings

All Other

Compensation

Total

Dr. George E. Anastassov

2016

240,000

0

0

0

0

0

715,625

$955,625

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer

2015

240.000

0

0

0

0

0

606,625

$846,625

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Philip A. Van Damme

2016

6,000

0

0

0

0

0

48,000

54,000

Director, Chief Scientific Officer

2015

0

0

0

0

0

0

1,500

$1,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lekhram Changoer

2016

160,000

0

0

0

0

0

658,200

818,200

Director, Chief Technology Officer

2015

120,000

0

0

0

0

0

15,000

$135,000


Employment Agreements


On June 13, 2014, we entered into a 12 month employment agreement, at a compensation rate of $240,000 annually, with Dr. George E. Anastassov to serve as our Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary. The agreement automatically renews for an additional 12 month term unless terminated earlier by ether party. Following 12 months of continuous employment, Dr. Anastassov will receive either; at the sole option of the Company, 500,000 restricted shares of Company common stock; or the financial equivalent in cash, based upon the average 10 day closing price as of the Company’s common stock immediately preceding the grant date, as quoted on Yahoo Finance.com. Following 15 months of continuous employment, and every three (3) months thereafter, Dr. Anastassov will receive either, at the sole option of the Company, 125,000 restricted shares of Company common stock; or the financial equivalent in cash, based upon the average 10 day closing price as of the Company’s commons stock immediately preceding the grant date, as quoted on Yahoo Finance.com.



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Effective January 1, 2016, we entered into a 12 month employment agreement, at a compensation rate of $126,000 annually, with Lekhram Changoer to serve as our Chief Technology Officer. Following 3 months of continuous employment, and every three months thereafter, Mr. Changoer will receive either; at the sole option of the Company, 120,000 restricted shares of Company common stock; or the financial equivalent in cash, based upon the average 10 day closing price as of the Company’s common stock immediately preceding the grant date, as quoted on Yahoo Finance.com.


On September 1, 2016, the Company entered into an amended and restated employment agreement with Dr. George Anastassov, its Chief Executive Officer. The agreement does not have a set term and may be terminated at any time by the Company or Dr. Anastassov with proper notice. Under the agreement, Dr. Anastassov receives an annual base agreement. Upon the one year anniversary of the agreement, the Company has the direction to grant additional equity awards to Dr. Anastassov. On April 1, 2016 the Company was obligated to issue 120,000 restricted shares of the Company’s common stock pursuant to the terms of the June 13, 2014, employment agreement. On September 1, 2016, the Company was obligated to issue 2,000,000 restricted shares of the Company’s common stock pursuant to the terms of the September 1, 2016, employment agreement with Dr. Anastassov. The shares were issued in the 4th quarter 2016. At the year end December 31, 2016 the Company recorded $600,000 compensation expense in the accompanying consolidated financial statements to account for the required issuance of the incentive shares.


On April 1, 2016 the Company was obligated to issue 120,000 restricted shares of the Company’s common stock pursuant to the terms of the employment agreement with Mr. Changoer. The shares were issued in the 4th quarter 2016.At the year end December 31, 2016 the Company recorded $58,200 of compensation expenses in the accompanying consolidated financial statements to account for the required issuance of the incentive shares.


On September 1, 2016, the Company entered into an amended and restated employment agreement with Mr. Lekhram Changoer, its Chief Technology Officer. The agreement does not have a set term and may be terminated at any time by the Company or Mr. Changoer with proper notice. Under the agreement Mr. Changoer receives an annual base compensation of $240,000 and an incentive payment of 2,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock due upon execution of the agreement. Upon the one year anniversary of the agreement, the Company has the discretion to grant additional equity awards to Mr. Changoer. On September 1, 2016, the Company was obligated to issue 2,000,000 restricted shares of the Company’s common stock pursuant to the terms of the September 1, 2016, employment agreement with Mr. Changoer. The shares were issued in the 4th quarter 2016. At the year end December 31, 2016 the Company recorded $600,000 of compensation expense in the accompanying consolidated financial statements to account for the required issuance of the incentive shares.


On September 15, 2016, the Company entered into an employment agreement with Dr., Philip Van A. Damme, its Chief Medical Officer. The agreement does not have a set term and may be terminated at any time by the Company or Dr. Van A. Damme with proper notice. Under the agreement Dr. Van A. Damme receives an annual base compensation of $24,000 and an incentive payment of 200,000 shares of the Company’s common stock due upon execution of the agreement. Upon the one year anniversary of the agreement, the Company has the discretion to grant additional equity awards to Dr. Van A. Damme. On September 15, 2016, the Company was obligated to issue 200,000 restricted shares of the Company’s common stock pursuant to the terms of the September 1, 2016, employment agreement with Dr. Van A. Damme. The shares were issued in the 4th quarter 2016. At the year end December 31, 2016 the Company recorded $48,000 of compensation expense in the accompanying consolidated financial statements to account for the required issuance of the incentive shares. The ongoing base compensation was rescinded by mutual consent of the Company and Dr. Philip Van A. Damme at December 15, 2016.


Compensation of Directors and Advisory Board Members


Our Directors are compensated at a rate of $1,000 every 90 days. Our Advisory Board Members are compensated at a rate of $500 every 90 days. Both, our Directors and Advisory Board Members are reimbursed for reasonable out-of-pocket expenses related to attending board of directors meetings and for promoting our business. In the future, we may compensate our Directors and Advisory Board Members with additional cash or other compensation. From time to time we may request certain members of the board of directors to perform services on our behalf. In such cases, we will compensate the directors for their services at rates no more favorable than could be obtained from unaffiliated parties.



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Item 12. Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters.


The following table sets forth certain information regarding our common stock beneficially owned as of December 31, 2016:


(i)

each stockholder known by us to be the beneficial owner of five (5%) percent or more of our outstanding common stock;

(ii)

each of our officers and directors; and

(iii)

all executive officers and directors as a group.


This information as to beneficial ownership was furnished to the Company by or on behalf of each person named. As at December 31, 2016, there were 52,506,441 shares of our common stock issued and outstanding.


Title of Class

Name and Address of

Beneficial Owner

Amount and Nature of Beneficial Ownership

Percentage

of Class

Common Stock

Dr. George E. Anastassov(1)

(5)

(5)

Common Stock

Dr. Philip A. Van Damme(2)

(6)

(6)

Common Stock

Lekhram Changoer(3)

(8)

(8)

Common Stock

SANAMMAD Foundation

18,240,356(7)

34.74%

Common Stock

MJNA Investment Holdings LLC

17,443,650(9)

33.22%

Common Stock

All Directors and Officers as a Group

18,240,356

34.74%


(1)

The address is: 45 Rockefeller Plaza 20th Floor, Suite 83, New York, NY 10111.


(2)

The address is: 12255 Crosthwaite Circle, Poway, CA 92064.


(3)

The address is: Bijleveldsingel 89, Nijmegen, 6521AP, Netherlands.


(4)

Sanammad Foundation holds 18,240,356 shares of our common stock.


(5)

Mr. Anastassov is a 1/3 owner and control person of Sanammad Foundation which holds 18,240,356 shares of our common stock and 500,000 shares of Series B preferred stock.


(6)

Mr. Van Damme is a 1/3 owner and control person of Sanammad Foundation which holds 18,240,356 shares of our common stock and 500,000 shares of Series B preferred stock.


(7)

The address is: 560 Sylvan Avenue, 3rd Floor, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632.


(8)

Mr. Changoer is a 1/3 owner and control person of Sanammad Foundation which holds 18,240,356 shares of our common stock and 500,000 shares of Series B preferred stock


(9)

MJNA Investment Holdings, LLC holds 17,443,650 shares of our common stock


Beneficial ownership is determined in accordance with the rules and regulations of the SEC. The number of shares and the percentage beneficially owned by each individual listed above include shares that are subject to options held by that individual that are immediately exercisable or exercisable within 60 days from the date of this Report and the number of shares and the percentage beneficially owned by all officers and directors as a group includes shares subject to options held by all officers and directors as a group that are immediately exercisable or exercisable within 60 days from the date of this Report.


Item 13. Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence


On August 8, 2014 the Company entered into a Promissory Note Agreement with CanChew Biotechnologies, LLC (CCB), a related party (the owners of CCB also own 90% of the outstanding shares of the Company), under which it borrowed $1,000,000 to fund working capital. The loan is a demand note which bears interest at a rate of 7% annually. The Promissory Note Agreement was amended effective January 1, 2015. The amended Promissory Note bears an annual interest rate of 3%. All other terms and conditions shall remain in full force and effect. On December 23, 2016, a principal payment of $120,000 was made. The total outstanding at December 31, 2016, is $880,000.


On May 21, 2014, the Company President advanced an additional $5,000 to the Company to fund working capital needs.



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On June 25, 2014, the Company received a non interest bearing advance from CanChew Biotechnologies, LLC (CCB) of $30,000 to pay the down payment on its D & O liability insurance. In addition the Company during 2014 was advanced an additional $35,775 for operating expenses principally for the owner’s salary. For the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, the Company received additional advance of $1,619,067 and $1,020,135, respectively for operation expenses. The advance is non-interest bearing and is due on demand. The total outstanding due to related party as of December 31, 2016 and 2015 is $1,619,067 and $1,085,910, respectively.


Board of Directors Independence


None of the Company’s directors is “independent” within the meaning of definitions established by the Securities and Exchange Commission or any self-regulatory organization. The Company is not currently subject to any law, rule or regulation requiring that all or any portion of its board of directors include “independent” directors.


Item 14. Principal Accountant Fees and Services.


Audit Fees


RBSM, LLP, billed us $60,000 and $34,500 in audit fees during the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015.


Audit-Related Fees


We did not pay any fees to any of our primary auditors, for assurance and related services that are not reported under Audit Fees above, during our fiscal years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015.


Tax and All Other Fees


We did not pay any fees to any of our primary auditors for tax compliance, tax advice, tax planning or other work during our fiscal years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015.


Pre-Approval Policies and Procedures


With respect to the audit of our financial statements as of December 31, 2016 and 2015, and for the years then ended, none of the hours expended on any of our primary auditor’s engagement to audit those financial statements were attributed to work by persons other than our primary auditor’s full- time, permanent employees.



20




Item 15. Exhibits.

 

Statements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Balance Sheets as of December 31, 2016 and 2015.

Consolidated Statements of Operations for the year ended December 31 2016 and 2015.

Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders’ Deficit for the year ended December 31, 2016.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the year ended December 31, 2016 and 2015.

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schedules

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All schedules are omitted because they are not applicable or the required information is shown in the Financial Statements or notes thereto.


 

Exhibit

Incorporated by Reference

Filing

Filed with

Exhibits

#

(Form Type)

Date

This Report

 

 

 

 

 

Articles of Incorporation, as filed with the Nevada Secretary of State on November 18, 2010.

3.1

10-Q

11/14/2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

Certificate of Amendment, as filed with the Nevada Secretary of State on July 24, 2014.

3.2

10-Q

11/14/2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amended and Restated (As of August 17, 2016) Bylaws of AXIM Biotechnologies, Inc.

3.3

10-Q

8/22/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

Certificate of Designation of Series B Preferred Stock

3.4

10-Q

8/22/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

Certificate of Designation of Series C Preferred Stock

3.5

10-Q

8/22/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amended and Restated Employment Agreement effective September 1, 2016, by and between AXIM International, Inc. and Dr. George E. Anastassov

10.1

10-Q

11/21/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amended and Restated Employment Agreement effective September 1, 2016, by and between AXIM International, Inc. and Lekhram Changoer

10.2

10Q

11/21/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employment Agreement effective September 1, 2016, by and between AXIM International, Inc. and Dr. Philip A. Van Damme.

10.3

10-Q

11/21/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consent of Experts

23.1

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Certification of Principal Executive Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14 and Rule 15d-14(a), promulgated under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended

31.1

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Certification of Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14 and Rule 15d 14(a), promulgated under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended

31.2

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

XBRL Instance Document

101.INS

 

 

X

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document

101.SCH

 

 

X

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document

101.CAL

 

 

X

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document

101.DEF

 

 

X

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document

101.LAB

 

 

X

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document

101.PRE

 

 

X



21




SIGNATURES


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.


 

 

AXIM BIOTECHNOLOGIES, INC.

 

 

 

Dated: April 17, 2017

By:

/s/ Dr. George Anastassov

 

 

Dr. George Anastassov

 

 

President and Director

Principal Executive Officer

 

 

 

Dated: April 17, 2017

By:

/s/ Robert Malasek

 

 

Robert Malasek

 

 

Principal Financial Officer

 

 

 

Dated April 17, 2017

 

/s/ Lekhram Changoer

 

 

Lekhram Changoer

 

 

Director

 

 

 

Dated April 17, 2017

 

/s/ Dr. Philip A. Van Damme

 

 

Dr. Philip A. Van Damme

 

 

Director









22








AXIM BIOTECHNOLOGIES, INC.

 

 

 

 

Page

 

 

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

F-2

 

 

Consolidated Balance Sheet as of December 31, 2016 and 2015

F-3

 

 

Consolidated Statements of Operations for the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015

F-4

 

 

Consolidated Statement of Changes in Shareholders’ Deficit for years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015

F-5

 

 

Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows for the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015

F-7

 

 

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

F-9

 

 

 

 






F-1




Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

 

To the Board of Directors and Shareholders of

Axim Biotechnologies, Inc.


 

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Axim Biotechnologies, Inc. (the “Company”), as of December 31, 2016 and 2015, and the related consolidated statements of operations, stockholders’ deficit and cash flows for each of the two years in the period ended December 31, 2016. These consolidated financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these consolidated financial statements based on our audits.


We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. The company is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform an audit of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting. Our audits included consideration of internal control over financial reporting as a basis for designing audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion. An audit also includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements, assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

 

In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of Axim Biotechnologies, Inc. as of December 31, 2016 and 2015, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for each of the two years in the period ended December 31, 2016, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

 

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared assuming the Company will continue as a going concern. As discussed in Note 14 to the accompanying financial statements, the Company has suffered recurring losses from operations, generated negative cash flows from operating activities, and has an accumulated deficit as of December 31, 2016, which raises substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern. Management's plans in regard to this matter are described in Note 14. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

 

 

 


//s// RBSM, LLP


April 17, 2017

 

New York, New York

 








F-2




AXIM BIOTECHNOLOGIES, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Balance Sheets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

 

 

2016

 

2015

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

Cash

$

713,346

$

134,170

 

Inventory

 

38,446

 

200,784

 

Reservation fee deposit

 

76,155

 

65,170

 

Prepaid expenses

 

40,753

 

777,657

 

Loan receivable

 

505,000

 

5,000

 

 

Total current assets

 

1,373,700

 

1,182,781

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $4,474 and $1,119, respectively.

 

12,305

 

15,661

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Assets:

 

 

 

 

 

Acquired intangible asset - intellectual property licensing agreement, net

 

63,167

 

63,167

 

 

Total other assets

 

63,167

 

63,167

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL ASSETS

$

1,449,172

$

1,261,609

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS'  DEFICIT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

$

401,220

$

324,015

 

Due to shareholder

 

5,000

 

5,000

 

Convertible loan

 

-

 

50,000

 

Due to first insurance funding

 

22,978

 

22,963

 

Derivative liability (see note 9)

 

-

 

-

 

Due to related party

 

1,619,067

 

1,085,910

 

Promissory note - related party (including accrued interest of $88,564 and $57,726 respectively)

 

968,564

 

1,057,726

 

 

Total current liabilities

 

3,016,829

 

2,545,614

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

Convertible notes payable due to shareholder including accrued interest of $793 and $0, respectively

 

45,793

 

-

 

Convertible note payable  (including accrued interest of $15,646 and 11,197 respectively) net of unamortized debt discount of $1,323,606 and $0, respectively (see note 9)

 

758,140

 

411,197

 

 

Total long-term liabilities

 

803,933

 

411,197

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES

 

3,820,762

 

2,956,811

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STOCKHOLDERS'  DEFICIT

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value, 5,000,000 shares authorized;

 

 

 

 

 

 

Series A Convertible Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value, -0- and 1,000,000 shares designated respectively,  -0- and 1,000,000 shares issued and outstanding; respectively

 

-

 

100

 

 

Undesignated Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value, 4,000,000 shares authorized, 0- and 1,000,000 shares issued and outstanding, respectively

 

-

 

100

 

 

 

Series B Convertible Preferred Stock, $0.0001 par value 500,000 shares designated, 500,000 and -0- shares issued and outstanding, respectively

 

50

 

-

 

 

Series C Convertible Preferred Stock, $0.0001 par value 500,000 shares designated, 500,000 and -0- shares issued and outstanding, respectively

 

50

 

-

 

Common stock, $0.0001 par value, 300,000,000 shares authorized

   52,506,441 and 39,633,706 shares issued and outstanding, respectively;

 

5,251

 

3,963

 

Additional paid in capital

 

15,672,631

 

9,032,865

 

Common stock to be issued

 

20,064

 

52,500

 

Accumulated deficit

 

(18,069,636)

 

(10,784,730)

TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS'  DEFICIT

 

(2,371,590)

 

(1,695,202)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS'  DEFICIT

$

1,449,172

$

1,261,609


The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements



F-3




AXIM BIOTECHNOLOGIES, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Statement of Operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the

 

For the

 

 

Year ended

 

Year ended

 

 

December 31, 2016

 

December 31, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues

$

47,059

$

49,139

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of goods sold

 

154,130

 

50,387

 

 

 

 

 

Gross loss

 

(107,071)

 

(1,248)

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research and development expenses

 

235,579

 

571,455

Selling, general and administrative

 

3,413,456

 

9,475,724

Depreciation

 

3,356

 

1,119

 

 

 

 

 

Total operating expenses

 

3,652,391

 

10,048,298

 

 

 

 

 

Loss from operations

 

(3,759,462)

 

(10,049,546)

 

 

 

 

 

Other (Income) expenses:

 

 

 

 

Amortization of Debt Discount

 

25,712

 

-

Loss on extinguishment of debt

 

1,385,000

 

-

Loss on change in fair value of derivative liability

 

211,921

 

-

Loss on settlement of liability

 

152,077

 

-

Interest expense

 

275,734

 

43,221

        Total other expense

 

2,050,444

 

43,221

 

 

 

 

 

Loss before provision of income tax

 

(5,809,906)

 

(10,092,767)

Provision for income tax

 

-

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

NET LOSS

$

(5,809,906)

$

(10,092,767)

 

 

 

 

 

Less: Dividend on preferred stocks

 

(1,475,000)

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

NET LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO

$

(7,284,906)

$

(10,092,767)

COMMON SHAREHOLDERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss per common share - basic and diluted

$

(0.17)

$

(0.27)

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic and diluted

 

41,732,306

 

37,054,770

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements




F-4




Axim Biotechnologies, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Statement of Stockholders Deficit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Years Ended December 31, 2016 and 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common

 

 

Total

 

 

 

Series A

Convertible

Series B

Convertible

Series C

Convertible

 

 

Stock

Additional

 

Stockholders'

 

Preferred Stock

Preferred Stock

Preferred Stock

Preferred Stock

Common Stock

to be

Paid in

Accumulated

Equity

 

Shares

Amount

Shares

Amount

Shares

Amount

Shares

Amount

Shares

Amount

issued

Capital

Deficit

(Deficit)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance, December 31, 2014

1,000,000

$     100

-

$        -

-

$         -

-

$         -

33,000,000

$  3,300

$        -

$  107,841

$   (691,964)

$  (580,723)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock issued for consulting services

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

162,000

16

-

122,384

-

122,400

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock issued for acquisition of intangible assets and inventory

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

5,826,706

582

-

982,680

-

983,262

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock issued for officer's compensation

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

625,000

63

-

550,062

-

550,125

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fair value of convertible note for consulting services over the value of note

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

-

2,000,000

-

2,000,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fair value of series "A" convertible preferred stock issued for consulting services

-

-

1,000,000

100

-

-

-

-

-

 

-

5,249,900

-

5,250,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock issued for cash

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

20,000

2

-

19,998

-

20,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock to be issued for officer's compensation

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

52,500

-

-

52,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

(10,092,766)

(10,092,766)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance, December 31, 2015

1,000,000

$     100

1,000,000

$     100

-

$       -

-

$       -

39,633,706

$  3,963

$   52,500

$ 9,032,865

$(10,784,730)

$ (1,695,202)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock issued against common stock to be issued

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

125,000

13

(52,500)

52,487

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock issued for officer's compensation

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2,250,000

225

-

715,400

-

715,625

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock issued for consultancy services

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2,440,000

244

-

705,956

-

706,200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock issued for consulting services

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

10,815

1

-

6,120

-

6,121

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock to be issued for consultancy services

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

20,064

-

-

20,064

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock issued in exchange for debt

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2,540,000

254

-

208,746

-

209,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



F-5




Fair value of convertible note over the face value of note

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1,385,000

-

1,385,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cancellation/Rescission of the Series "A" convertible preferred stock issued in 2015

-

-

(1,000,000)

(100)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

100

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issuance of Series B convertible preferred stock for cash

-

-

-

-

500,000

50

-

-

-

-

-

49,950

-

50,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issuance of Series C convertible preferred stock for cash

-

-

-

-

-

-

500,000

50

-

-

-

64,950

-

65,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issuance of Series A convertible preferred stock on conversion of preferred stock

(1,000,000)

(100)

1,000,000

100

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issuance of common stock on conversion of Series A preferred stock

-

-

(1,000,000)

(100)

-

-

-

-

5,000,000

500

-

1,474,600

-

1,475,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issuance of common stock against settlement of liabilities

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

506,920

51

-

202,717

-

202,768

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extinguishment of derivative liability upon modification of convertible debt

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1,274,422

-

1,274,422

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beneficial conversion feature on convertible note

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

499,318

-

499,318

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock dividend

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

(1,475,000)

(1,475,000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

(5,809,906)

(5,809,906)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance, December 31, 2016

-

$        -

-

$        -

500,000

$      50

500,000

$       50

52,506,441

$5,251

$ 20,064

$15,672,631

$(18,069,636)

$ (2,371,590)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements





F-6




Axim Biotechnologies, Inc.

 

For the

 

For the

Consolidated Statement of Cash Flow

 

years ended

 

years ended

 

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

2016

 

2015

Cash flow from operating activities:

 

 

 

 

Net loss

$

(5,809,906)

$

(10,092,767)

 

 

 

 

 

Adjustment to reconcile net loss to cash provided by (used in) in operating activities

 

 

 

 

Expenses incurred by related party on behalf of Company, net

 

-

 

11,134

Depreciation

 

3,356

 

1,119

Stock based compensation

 

1,448,011

 

5,975,025

Inventory written off

 

9,753

 

20,845

Amortization of prepaid services

 

736,438

 

1,663,562

Amortization of prepaid insurance

 

41,219

 

116,110

Amortization of debt discount

 

25,713

 

-

Loss on extinguishment of debt

 

1,385,000

 

-

Non-cash interest expense

 

212,500

 

-

Loss on change in fair value of derivative liability

 

211,921

 

-

Loss on settlement of liabilities

 

152,077

 

-

Impairment loss

 

-

 

652,265

 

 

 

 

 

Changes in operating assets & liabilities:

 

 

 

 

Increase in reservation fee deposit

 

(10,985)

 

(65,170)

Increase in prepaid insurance

 

(40,753)

 

(85,000)

Decrease in inventory

 

152,585

 

46,202

Increase in due to first insurance funding

 

14

 

(31,056)

Increase in accounts payable and accrued expenses

 

188,916

 

248,552

Net cash used in operating activities

 

(1,294,141)

 

(1,539,179)

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flow from Investing Activities:

 

 

 

 

Purchase of equipment

 

-

 

(16,780)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

-

 

(16,780)

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flow from Financing Activities:

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from issuance of Series B and C convertible preferred stock

 

115,000

 

-

Proceeds from due to related party

 

533,157

 

1,009,000

Repayment of loans

 

(124,840)

 

-

Proceeds from convertible notes

 

1,350,000

 

-

Issuance of common stock for cash

 

-

 

20,000

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

1,873,317

 

1,029,000

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

 

579,176

 

(526,959)

Comprehensive income (loss)

 

-

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at Beginning of period

 

134,170

 

661,128

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at End of period

$

713,346

$

134,169

 

 

 

 

 



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Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information

 

 

 

 

Interest

$

5,142

$

 

Income Tax

$

-

$

-

 

 

 

 

 

Non-cash investing and financing activities:

 

 

 

 

Common stock issued against common stock to be issued

$

52,500

$

-

Convertible note exchanged for related party convertible note

$

50,000

$

-

Common stock issued against conversion of debt and interest

$

209,000

$

-

Rescission of series A convertible preferred shares

$

100

$

-

Exchange of preferred stock against series A preferred stock

$

100

$

-

Conversion of series A convertible preferred stock into common stock

$

500

$

-

Debt discount and initial derivative liability at issuance of note

$

1,062,500

$

-

Issuance of shares to settle accounts payable

$

50,691

$

-

Derivative liability extinguished upon modification of convertible debt

$

1,274,421

$

-

Issued convertible note against promissory note receivable

$

500,000

$

-

Initial beneficial conversion feature expense

$

499,318

$

-

Preferred dividend against common stock to be issued on conversion of series A convertible preferred stock

$

1,475,000

$

-

Excess fair value of convertible note issued for prepaid services

$

-

$

2,000,000

Convertible Series A preferred stock issued for consulting services

$

-

$

5,250,000

Acquisition of Intellectual property through subsidiary acquisition

$

-

$

983,262

Convertible Note issued for prepaid services

$

-

$

400,000

 

 

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements





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AXIM BIOTECHNOLOGIES, INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

December 31, 2016 and 2015



NOTE 1: ORGANIZATION


The Company was originally incorporated in Nevada on November 18, 2010, as Axim International Inc. On July 24, 2014, the Company changed its name to AXIM Biotechnologies, Inc. to better reflect its business operations. The Company’s principal executive office is located at 45 Rockefeller Plaza 20th Floor, Suite 83, New York, NY 10111. On August 7, 2014, the Company formed a wholly owned Nevada subsidiary named Axim Holdings, Inc. This subsidiary will be used to help facilitate the anticipated activities planned by the Company. On May 11, 2015 the Company acquired a 100% interest in Can Chew License Company a Nevada incorporated licensing Company, through the exchange of 5,826,706 shares of its common stock.


NOTE 2: BASIS OF PRESENTATION:


The consolidated financial statements of AXIM Biotechnologies, Inc. (formerly Axim International, Inc.) as of December 31, 2016, and 2015 have been prepared in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (“US GAAP”).


NOTE 3: SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES


Use of estimates


The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements as well as the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during reporting periods. Actual results could differ from these estimates.


Cash equivalents


The Company considers all highly liquid investments with original maturities of three months or less at the time of purchase to be cash equivalents.


Inventory


Inventory consists of finished goods available for sale and raw materials owned by the Company and are stated at the lower of cost or market. During the year ended December 31, 2016, the Company wrote off finished goods inventory worth $9,753. As of December 31, 2016 the finished goods inventory totaled $38,446 and the shelf life of the finished goods inventory is set to expire on April 6, 2017.


Property and equipment


Property and equipment are carried at cost less accumulated depreciation. Depreciation is computed using straight-line method over the estimated useful life. New assets and expenditures that extend the useful life of property or equipment are capitalized and depreciated. Expenditures for ordinary repairs and maintenance are charged to operations as incurred. For the year ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 the Company recorded $3,356 and $1,118, respectively, of depreciation expense.


Intangible Assets


As required by generally accepted accounting principles, trademarks and patents are not amortized since they have an indefinite life. Instead, they are tested annually for impairment. Intangible assets as of December 31, 2016 and 2015 amounted to $63,167 net of accumulated impairment losses of $652,265.



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Revenue Recognition


The Company recognizes revenue on four basic criteria that must be met before revenue can be recognized: (1) persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists; (2) delivery has occurred or services have been rendered; (3) the fee is fixed or determinable; and (4) collectability is reasonably assured. Determination of criteria (3) and (4) are based on management’s judgments regarding the fixed nature of the fee charged for services rendered and products delivered and the collectability of those fees. Revenue is generally recognized upon shipment.


Revenues from continuing operations recognized for the year ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 amounted to $47,059 and $49,139, respectively.


Principles of Consolidation


The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Axim Biotechnologies, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiaries Axim Holdings, Inc. and Can Chew License Company as of December 31, 2016 and 2015. All significant intercompany transactions and balances have been eliminated in consolidation.


Derivative Liabilities


The Company assessed the classification of its derivative financial instruments as of December 31, 2016, which consist of convertible instruments and rights to shares of the Company’s common stock, and determined that such derivatives meet the criteria for liability classification under ASC 815.


ASC 815 generally provides three criteria that, if met, require companies to bifurcate conversion options from their host instruments and account for them as free standing derivative financial instruments. These three criteria include circumstances in which (a) the economic characteristics and risks of the embedded derivative instrument are not clearly and closely related to the economic characteristics and risks of the host contract, (b) the hybrid instrument that embodies both the embedded derivative instrument and the host contract is not re-measured at fair value under otherwise applicable generally accepted accounting principles with changes in fair value reported in earnings as they occur and (c) a separate instrument with the same terms as the embedded derivative instrument would be considered a derivative instrument subject to the requirement of ASC 815. ASC 815 also provides an exception to this rule when the host instrument is deemed to be conventional, as described.


Fair value of Financial Instruments


Effective January 1, 2008, the Company adopted FASB ASC 820-Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures, or ASC 820, for assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis. ASC 820 establishes a common definition for fair value to be applied to existing generally accepted accounting principles that require the use of fair value measurements established a framework for measuring fair value and expands disclosure about such fair value measurements. The adoption of ASC 820 did not have an impact the Company’s financial position or operating results, but did expand certain disclosures.


ASC 820 defines fair value as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. Additionally, ASC 820 requires the use of valuation techniques that maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs. These inputs are prioritized below:


Level 1: Observable inputs such as quoted market prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities


Level 2: Observable market-based inputs or unobservable inputs that are corroborated by market date


Level 3: Unobservable inputs for which there is little or no market data, which require the use of the reporting entity’s own assumptions.


The company did not have any Level 2 or Level 3 assets or liabilities as of December 31, 2016, with the exception of its convertible notes payable and derivative liability. The carrying amounts of these liabilities at December 31, 2016 approximate their respective fair value based on the Company’s incremental borrowing rate.


Cash is considered to be highly liquid and easily tradable as of December 31, 2016 and therefore classified as Level 1 within our fair value hierarchy.



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In addition, FASB ASC 825-10-25 Fair Value Option, or ASC 825-10-25, was effective for January 1, 2008. ASC 825-10-25 expands opportunities to use fair value measurements in financial reporting and permits entities to choose to measure many financial instruments and certain other items at fair value. The Company did not elect the fair value options for any of its qualifying financial instruments.


Convertible Instruments


The Company evaluates and accounts for conversion options embedded in its convertible instruments in accordance with professional standards for “Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities”.


Professional standards generally provides three criteria that, if met, require companies to bifurcate conversion options from their host instruments and account for them as free standing derivative financial instruments. These three criteria include circumstances in which (a) the economic characteristics and risks of the embedded derivative instruments are not clearly and closely related to the economic characteristics and risks of the host contract, (b) the hybrid instrument that embodies both the embedded derivative instrument and the host contract is not re-measured at fair value under otherwise applicable generally accepted accounting principles with changes in fair value reported in earnings as they occur and (c) a separate instrument with the same terms as the embedded derivative instrument would be considered a derivative instrument. Professional standards also provide an exception to this rule when the host instrument is deemed to be conventional as defined under professional standards as “The Meaning of “Conventional Convertible Debt Instrument”.


The Company accounts for convertible instruments (when it has determined that the embedded conversion options should not be bifurcated from their host instruments) in accordance with professional standards when “Accounting for Convertible Securities with Beneficial Conversion Features,” as those professional standards pertain to “Certain Convertible Instruments.” Accordingly, the Company records, when necessary, discounts to convertible notes for the intrinsic value of conversion options embedded in debt instruments based upon the differences between the fair value of the underlying common stock at the commitment date of the note transaction and the effective conversion price embedded in the note. Debt discounts under these arrangements are amortized over the term of the related debt to their earliest date of redemption. The Company also records when necessary deemed dividends for the intrinsic value of conversion options embedded in preferred shares based upon the differences between the fair value of the underlying common stock at the commitment date of the note transaction and the effective conversion price embedded in the note.


ASC 815-40 provides that, among other things, generally, if an event is not within the entity’s control could or require net cash settlement, then the contract shall be classified as an asset or a liability.


Income Taxes


The Company follows Section 740-10, Income tax (“ASC 740-10”) Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification, which requires recognition of deferred tax assets and liabilities for the expected future tax consequences of events that have been included in the financial statements or tax returns. Under this method, deferred tax assets and liabilities are based on the differences between the financial statement and tax bases of assets and liabilities using enacted tax rates in effect for the year in which the differences are expected to reverse. Deferred tax assets are reduced by a valuation allowance to the extent management concludes it is more likely than not that the assets will not be realized. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. The effect on deferred tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax rates is recognized in the Statements of Operations in the period that includes the enactment date.


The Company recognizes deferred tax assets to the extent that the Company believes that these assets are more likely than not to be realized. In making such a determination, the Company considers all available positive and negative evidence, including reversals of any existing taxable temporary differences, projected future taxable income, tax planning strategies, and the results of recent operations. If the Company determines that it would be able to realize a deferred tax asset in the future in excess of any recorded amount, the Company would make an adjustment to the deferred tax asset valuation allowance, which would reduce the provision for income taxes.



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The Company adopted section 740-10-25 of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification (“Section 740-10-25”). Section 740-10-25 addresses the determination of whether tax benefits claimed or expected to be claimed on a tax return should be recorded in the financial statements. Under Section 740-10-25, the Company may recognize the tax benefit from an uncertain tax position only if it is more likely than not that the tax position will be sustained on examination by the taxing authorities, based on the technical merits of the position. The tax benefits recognized in the financial statements from such a position should be measured based on the largest benefit that has a greater than fifty percent (50%) likelihood of being realized upon ultimate settlement. Section 740-10-25 also provides guidance on de-recognition, classification, interest and penalties on income taxes, accounting in interim periods and requires increased disclosures. The Company had no liabilities for unrecognized income tax benefits according to the provisions of Section 740-10-25.


Concentrations of Credit Risk


Financial instruments and related items, which potentially subject the Company to concentrations of credit risk, consist primarily of cash and cash equivalents. The Company places its cash and temporary cash investments with credit quality institutions. At times, such amounts may be in excess of the FDIC insurance limit. The Company does not have accounts receivable and allowance for doubtful accounts at December 31, 2016 and 2015.


Net Loss per Common Share


Net loss per common share is computed pursuant to section 260-10-45 Earnings Per Share (“ASC 260-10”) of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification. Basic net loss per share is computed by dividing net loss by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period. Diluted net loss per share is computed by dividing net loss by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding and the member potentially outstanding during each period. In periods when a net loss is experienced, only basic net loss per share is calculated because to do otherwise would be anti-dilutive.


There were 67,572,711 common share equivalents at December 31, 2016 and 39,758,706 at December 31, 2015. For the year ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 these potential shares were excluded from the shares used to calculate diluted earnings per share as their inclusion would reduce net loss per share.


Stock Based Compensation


All stock-based payments to employees and to nonemployee directors for their services as directors, including any grants of restricted stock and stock options, are measured at fair value on the grant date and recognized in the statements of operations as compensation or other expense over the relevant service period. Stock-based payments to nonemployees are recognized as an expense over the period of performance. Such payments are measured at fair value at the earlier of the date a performance commitment is reached or the date performance is completed. In addition, for awards that vest immediately and are non-forfeitable the measurement date is the date the award is issued.


Cost of Sales


Cost of sales includes the purchase cost of products sold and all costs associated with getting the products to the customers including buying and transportation costs.


Research and Development


The Company accounts for research and development costs in accordance with the Accounting Standards Codification subtopic 730-10, Research and Development (“ASC 730-10”). Under ASC 730-10, all research and development costs must be charged to expense as incurred. Accordingly, internal research and development costs are expensed as incurred. Third-party research and development costs are expensed when the contracted work has been performed or as milestone results have been achieved. Company-sponsored research and development costs related to both present and future products are expensed in the period incurred. The Company incurred research and development expenses of $235,579 and $571,455 for the year ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively.


Shipping Costs


Shipping and handling costs billed to customers are recorded in sales. Shipping costs incurred by the company are recorded in general and administrative expenses.



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Recently Issued Accounting Standards


In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU No. 2017-01, Business Combinations (Topic 805): Clarifying the Definition of a Business. This new standard clarifies the definition of a business and provides a screen to determine when an integrated set of assets and activities is not a business. The screen requires that when substantially all of the fair value of the gross assets acquired (or disposed of) is concentrated in a single identifiable asset or a group of similar identifiable assets, the set is not a business. This new standard will be effective for the Company on January 1, 2018; however, early adoption is permitted with prospective application to any business development transaction.


In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-04, Intangibles – Goodwill and Other (Topic 350) that will eliminate the requirement to calculate the implied fair value of goodwill to measure a goodwill impairment charge. Instead, impairment charge will be based on the excess of a reporting unit’s carrying amount over its fair value. The guidance is effective for the Company in the first quarter of fiscal 2023. Early adoption is permitted. The Company does not anticipate the adoption of this guidance to have a material impact on its consolidated financial statements, absent any goodwill impairment.


In August 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-15 requiring management to evaluate whether there are conditions or events, considered in the aggregate, that raise substantial doubt about the entity’s ability to continue as a going concern, which is currently performed by the external auditors. Management will be required to perform this assessment for both interim and annual reporting periods and must make certain disclosures if it concludes that substantial doubt exists. This ASU is effective for annual periods, and interim periods within those annual periods, beginning on or after December 15, 2016. The adoption of this guidance is not expected to have a material effect on our financial statements.


In October 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2016-16-Income Taxes: Intra-Entity Transfers of Assets Other Than Inventory. ASU 2016-16 will require the tax effects of intercompany transactions, other than sales of inventory, to be recognized currently, eliminating an exception under current GAAP in which the tax effects of intra-entity asset transfer are deferred until the transferred asset is sold to a third party or otherwise recovered through use. The guidance will be effective for the first interim period of our 2019 fiscal year, with early adoption permitted.


In August 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) ASU N. 2016-15, “Classification of Certain Cash Receipts and Cash Payments” (“ASU 2016-15”). ASU 2016-15 provides guidance regarding the classification of certain items within the statement of cash flows. ASU 2016-15 is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2017 with early adoption permitted.


In connection with its financial instruments project, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13- Financial Instruments – Credit Losses: Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments in June 2016 and ASU 2016-01 – Financial Instruments – Overall: Recognition and Measurement of Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities in January 2016.


*

ASU 2016-13 introduces a new impairment model for most financial assets and certain other instruments. For trade and other receivables, held-to-maturity debt securities, loans and other instruments, entities will be required to use a forward-looking “expected loss” model that will replace the current “incurred loss” model and generally will result in earlier recognition of allowances for losses. The guidance will be effective for the first interim period of our 2021 fiscal year, with early adoption in fiscal year 2020 permitted.


*

ASU 2016-01 addresses certain aspect of recognition, measurement, presentation, and disclosure of financial instruments. Among other provisions, the new guidance requires the fair value measurement of investments in certain equity securities. For investments without readily determinable fair values, entities have the option to either measure these investments at fair value or at cost adjusted for changes in observable prices minus impairment. All changes in measurement will be recognized in net income. The guidance will be effective for the first interim period of our 2019 fiscal year. Early adoption is not permitted, except for certain provisions relating to financial liabilities.


In April 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued an Accounting Standards Update (ASU) “ASU 2016 – 10 Revenue from Contract with Customers: identifying Performance Obligations and Licensing”. The amendments in this Update clarify the two following aspects (a) contracts with customers to transfer goods and services in exchange for consideration and (b) determining whether an entity’s promise to grant a license provides a customer with either a right to use the entity’s intellectual property (which is satisfied at a point in time) or a right to access the entity’s intellectual property (which is satisfied over time). The amendments in this Update are intended to reduce the degree of judgment necessary to comply with Topic 606. This guidance has no effective date as yet. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of adopting this guidance.



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In March 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued an Accounting Standards Update (ASU) “ASU 2016 – 09 Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting” which is intended to improve the accounting for employee share-based payments. The ASU simplifies several aspects of the accounting for share-based payment award transactions, including; the income tax consequences, classification of awards as either equity or liabilities, and the classification on the statement of cash flows. The new standard is effective for fiscal years and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2016, and upon adoption, an entity should apply the amendments by means of a cumulative-effect adjustment to the balance sheet at the beginning of the first reporting period in which the guidance is effective. Early adoption is permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of adopting this guidance.


In February 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-02, which amends the guidance in U.S. GAAP on accounting for operating leases, a lessee will be required to recognize assets and liabilities for operating leases with lease terms of more than 12 months on the balance sheet. The new standard is effective for fiscal years and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2018, and upon adoption, an entity should apply the amendments by means of a cumulative-effect adjustment to the balance sheet at the beginning of the first reporting period in which the guidance is effective. Early adoption is not permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of adopting this guidance.


In January 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-01, which amends the guidance in U.S. GAAP on the classification and measurement of financial instruments. Changes to the current guidance primarily affect the accounting for equity investments, financial liabilities under the fair value option, and the presentation and disclosure requirements for financial instruments. In addition, the ASU clarifies guidance related to the valuation allowance assessment when recognizing deferred tax assets resulting from unrealized losses on available-for-sale debt securities. The new standard is effective for fiscal years and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2017, and upon adoption, an entity should apply the amendments by means of a cumulative-effect adjustment to the balance sheet at the beginning of the first reporting period in which the guidance is effective. Early adoption is not permitted except for the provision to record fair value changes for financial liabilities under the fair value option resulting from instrument-specific credit risk in other comprehensive income. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of adopting this guidance.


The amendments also clarify that the guidance in Topic 275, Risks and Uncertainties, is applicable to entities that have not commenced planned principal operations.


Other recent accounting pronouncements issued by the FASB and the SEC did not or are not believed by management to have a material impact on the Company’s present or future consolidated financial statements.


NOTE 4: PREPAID EXPENSES


Prepaid expenses consist of the following as of December 31, 2016 and 2015:


 

 

December 31,

2016

 

December 31,

2015

 

 

 

 

 

Prepaid service contract

$

-

$

736,438

Prepaid insurance contract

 

40,753

 

41,219

 

$

40,753

$

777,657


For the year ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 the Company recognized amortization of prepaid expense of $777,657 and $1,779,672, respectively.



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NOTE 5: RESERVATION FEE DEPOSIT


The Company entered into a reservation agreement with the Municipality of Almere in the Netherlands. In October 2015 the Company paid the reservation fee in the amount of $65,170.The reservation fee deposit gives the Company an exclusive right to purchase the building land for a purchase price of 1,110,000. Starting in October 2015 the second reservation period was extended for a period of twelve (12) months expiring September 2016. Starting in October 2016 the second reservation period was extended to October 20, 2017 by paying $76,155 for extension, under the same terms as the previous period. The Company amortized the earlier deposit of $65,170 during the year ended December 31, 2016. If the Company proceeds to purchase the building land the reservation fee of $76,155 will be offset against the purchase price. The Company is not entitled to a refund of the reservation fee if the current agreement is terminated by the Company in the event of insolvency or a moratorium on the transfer or assignment of rights or in the event of a failure to notify or notify on time. The agreement is not transferable. The rights and obligations of this agreement cannot be assigned. The municipality is entitled to terminate the agreement by means of a registered letter if during the reservation period compelling objections exist or arise, or through the insolvency of the Company.


NOTE 6: PROMISSORY NOTE - RELATED PARTY


On August 8, 2014 the Company entered into a Promissory Note Agreement with CanChew Biotechnologies, LLC (CCB), a related party (the owners of CCB also own a majority of the outstanding shares of the Company), under which it borrowed $1,000,000 to fund working capital. The original loan was a demand note bearing interest at the rate of 7% per annum, which amount, along with principal, was payable upon demand. The demand note was amended effective January 1, 2015 to reduce the annual interest rate to 3%. All other terms and conditions shall remain in full force and effect. The Company is in discussions to have the demand note modified or exchanged for a longer term, fixed maturity note.


The following table summarizes promissory note payable as of December 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015:


 

 

December 31,

2016

 

December 31,

2015

Promissory note payable, due on demand, interest at 3%.

$

880,000

$

1,000,000

Accrued interest

 

88,564

 

57,726

 

$

968,564

$

1,057,726


For the year ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 the Company recognized interest expense of $30,838 and $29,673, respectively.


NOTE 7: RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS


The Company has received working capital advances from CCB totaling $1,619,067 as of December 31, 2016, which includes $533,157 received during the year ended December 31, 2016. The advances currently bear no interest and are payable on demand. The Company is in discussions to have the advances reduced to a longer term, fixed maturity note.


The Company owes $5,000 to the president of the Company for a working capital advance of $5,000 made in May of 2014.


On August 15, 2016 the Company issued 1,000,000 shares of its Series A Convertible Preferred Stock in exchange for 1,000,000 shares of its Undesignated Preferred Stock (see Footnote 12 - “Preferred Stock” for a discussion of the Company’s preferred stock). The Undesignated Preferred Stock was held by Sanammad Foundation and MJNA Investment Holdings, LLC (500,000 shares each), which parties together own a majority of the common stock of the Company. Under the terms of the exchange, the 1,000,000 shares of Series A Convertible Preferred received in the exchange were immediately converted into 5,000,0000 restricted shares of the Company’s common stock (2,500,000 shares for each of Sanammad Foundation and MJNA Investment Holdings, LLC). As a result, the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock is retired and no longer available for future issuance. The three members of the Sanammad Foundation also serve as the current three directors of the Company and Sanammad, along with MJNA Investment Holdings, LLC, hold a majority of the outstanding stock of the Company.


On August 18, 2016 the Company issued all 500,000 shares of its newly designated Series B Convertible Preferred Stock to Sanammad Foundation in exchange for cash of $50,000. As the holders of the Series B Preferred Stock, Sanammad has designated the current directors, Dr. George E. Anastassov, Dr. Philip A. Van Damme and Mr. Lekhram Changoer as their three Series B Directors.


On August 18, 2016 the Company issued all 500,000 shares of its newly designated Series C Convertible Preferred Stock to MJNA Investment Holdings, LLC in exchange for cash of $65,000. At this time the holders of the Series C Convertible Preferred Stock have decided not to elect any Series C Directors.



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NOTE 8: DUE TO FIRST INSURANCE FUNDING


During the year ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, the Company financed $68,000 from First Insurance Funding for financing of its D&O insurance policy. Under the terms of the insurance financing, payments of $7,730, which include interest at the rate of 5.5% per annum, are due each month for nine months commencing on July 25, 2016 and July 25, 2015; respectively. The total outstanding due to First Insurance Funding as of December 31, 2016 and 2015 is $22,978 and $22,963; respectively.


NOTE 9: CONVERTIBLE NOTES PAYABLE


The following table summarizes convertible note payable- shareholder as of December 31, 2016 and 2015:


 

 

December 31,

2016

 

December 31,

2015

Convertible note payable, due on July 1, 2028, interest at 3.5%.

$

45,000

$

-

Accrued interest

 

793

 

-

 

$

45,793

$

-


On November 26, 2012, the Company entered into an interest free $50,000 convertible loan payable maturing on December 31, 2014. The note was convertible into the Company’s common stock at a conversion price of $0.10 per share. The Company was unable to repay the loan as of December 31, 2014, and obtained multiple extensions until December 31, 2015. The Company had paid no interest or other consideration in return for the extensions of the loan. Unable to obtain further extension of the maturity date, on June 29, 2016, the Company entered into a Debt Exchange Agreement with the note holder whereby the Company exchange the note having a balance due of $50,000 as of December 31, 2015, for a long-term convertible note in the amount of $50,000. The new Convertible Note (“Note”) bears interest at the rate of 3.5% per annum, payable annually beginning on July 1, 2017, and matures on July 1, 2028. The Note is convertible, in whole or in part at any time at the option of the holder, into the Company’s common stock at a conversion price of $0.01, provided however, the holder of the Note is not permitted to convert an amount of the Note that would result in the holder and its affiliates owning more than 4.9% of the Company’s outstanding common stock. The Company determined fair value of new debt $1,435,000 and as result was recorded $1,385,000 as a loss on debt extinguishment at the year end December 31, 2016. On June 30, 2016, the holder of the Note converted $5,000 face value into 500,000 shares of the Company’s common stock. The balance on the Note as of December 31, 2016 is $45,793, including interest accrued thereon of $793.


The following table summarizes convertible note payable as of December 31, 2016 and 2015:


 

 

December 31,

2016

 

December 31,

2015

Convertible note payable, due on April 21, 2025, interest at 4%.

$

216,100

$

400,000

Convertible note payable, due on October 1, 2029, interest at 3.5%.

 

850,000

 

-

Convertible note payable, due on October 1, 2029, interest at 3.5%.

 

1,000,000

 

-

Accrued interest

 

15,646

 

11,197

Total

 

2,081,746

 

411,197

Less unamortized debt discount

 

(1,323,606)

 

-

Convertible note payable, net

 

758,140

 

411,197

Less current portion

 

-

 

-

Long term portion

$

758,140

$

411,197


The Company has outstanding convertible note payable having a balance due of $216,100 and $400,000 as of December 31, 2016 and 2015 respectively. The Note bears interest at the rate of 4% per annum which accrues until maturity at April 21, 2025. The Note was issued in April of 2015 to a third-party as a non-refundable payment for consultancy services to be provided to the Company for a period of at least one year. The Note is convertible, in whole or in part at any time at the option of the holder, into shares of the Company’s common stock at a conversion price of $0.10, provided however, the holder of the Note is not permitted to convert an amount of the Note that would result in the holder and its affiliates owning more than 4.9% of the Company’s outstanding common stock. During the year ended December 31, 2016, the Company repaid $4,840 in cash. Also during the year ended December 31, 2016 the holder of the Note converted $179,060 principal balance due under the Note, and interest of $24,940, into 2,040,000 shares of the Company’s common stock.. The balance on the Note as of December 31, 2016 is $216,100, including interest accrued thereon of $-0-.



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On September 16, 2016, we entered into a convertible note purchase agreement (the “Convertible Note Purchase Agreement” or “Agreement”) with a third-party investor. Under the terms of the Convertible Note Purchase Agreement the investor may acquire up to $5,000,000 of convertible notes from the Company. With various closings, under terms acceptable to the Company and the investor as of the time of each closing. Pursuant to the Agreement, on September 16, 2016 the investor provided the Company with $850,000 secured convertible note financing pursuant to four (4) Secured Convertible Promissory Notes (the “Notes”). Each of the Notes mature on October 1, 2029, and pay 3.5% compounded interest paid bi-annually. The Note are secured by the assets of the Company, may not be pre-paid without the consent of the holder, and are convertible at the option of the holder into shares of the Company common stock at a conversion price equal to $(i) 0.2201 or (ii) 80% of closing price of the Company’s common stock as of the date of conversion. At the inception of the Convertible Promissory Note, the Company determined a fair value of $1,062,500 of the embedded derivative. On October 20, 2016, the terms of a above Convertible note was modified into convertible note with fixed conversion price of $0.2201. The derivative liability balance on the Note as of modified date is $1,274,422 re-classed into additional paid in capital.


On October 20, 2016 a third-party investor provided the Company with $1,000,000 secured convertible note financing pursuant to three (3) Secured Convertible Promissory Notes (the “Notes”). Each of the Notes mature on October 1, 2029, and pay 3.5% compounded interest paid bi-annually. The Notes are secured by the assets of the Company, may not be pre-paid without the consent of the holder, and are convertible at the option of the holder into shares of the Company’s common stock at a fixed conversion price equal to $(i) 0.2201 or (ii) 80% of closing price of the Company’s common stock as of the date of conversion.. The investor paid cash of $500,000 for one of the Notes and issued to the Company two (2) secured promissory notes of $250,000 each for two (2) Convertible Notes of $250,000 each. The two secured promissory notes issued by the investor (totaling $500,000) as payment for two (2) secured Notes totaling $500,000 mature on February 1, 2017 ($250,000) and March 1, 2017 ($250,000), bear interest at the rate of 1% per annum, are full recourse and additionally secured by 10,486,303 shares of Medical Marijuana, Inc. (Pink Sheets symbol: MJNA) and were valued at $858,828 based upon the closing price of MJNA on October 20, 2016. On October 20, 2016, the terms of a above Convertible note was modified into convertible note with fixed conversion price of $0.2201. Since the modification happened on the same day, the note was treated to have fixed conversion price and accordingly debt discount was recorded related to beneficial conversion feature. The Company received $250,000 on February 1, 2017 and $250,000 on March 2, 2017 against the note receivable of $500,000.


In connection with this convertible note, the Company recorded a $499,318 discount on debt, related to the beneficial conversion feature of the note to be amortized over the life of the note or until the note is converted or repaid. As of December 31, 2016 this note has not been converted.


During the year ended December 31, 2016 the Company amortized the debt discount on all the notes of $25,712 to operations as expense.


NOTE 10: DERIVATIVE LIABILITIES


The Company applies the provisions of ASC Topic 815-40, Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (“ASC Topic 815-40”), under which convertible instruments, which contain terms that protect holders from declines in the stock price (reset provisions), may not be exempt from derivative accounting treatment. As a result, embedded conversion options in convertible debt are recorded as a liability and are revalued at fair value at each reporting date. If the fair value of the note exceeds the face value of the related debt, the excess is recorded as change in fair value in operations on the issuance date.


The Company identified embedded derivatives related to the Convertible Promissory Notes. These embedded derivatives included certain conversion features. The accounting treatment of derivative financial instruments requires that the Company record the fair value of the derivatives as of the inception date of the Convertible Promissory Note and to adjust the fair value as of each subsequent balance sheet date. At the inception of the Convertible Promissory Note, the Company determined a fair value of $1,062,500 of the embedded derivative. The fair value of the embedded derivative was determined using the Black Scholes Model based on the following assumptions:


Dividend yield:

0.00%

Volatility

295.02%

Risk free rate:

1.70%


The initial fair values of the embedded debt derivative $850,000 was allocated as a debt discount up to the proceeds of the note with the remainder $212,500 was charged to current year operations as interest expense.



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On October 20, 2016, the Company modified the terms of the note to remove the reset provision for its conversion price. On the date of modification the fair value of the embedded derivative on above convertible note payable was valued at $1,274,422, which was determined using the Black Scholes Model with the following assumptions:


Dividend yield:

0.00%

Volatility

287.18%

Risk free rate:

1.70%


The Company recorded change in fair value of the derivative liability on debt to market resulting in non-cash, non-operating loss of $211,922 for the year ended December 31, 2016. During the year ended December 31, 2016 the Company re-classed the derivative liability of $1,274,422 to additional paid in capital on modification of convertible note payable.


The following table provides a summary of changes in fair value of the Company’s Level 3 derivative liabilities for the year ended December 31, 2016:


 

 

December 31,

2016

Balance, beginning of the year :

$

-

Additions

 

1,062,500

Mark-to-market at modification date

 

211,922

Reclassified to additional paid in capital upon modification of term

 

(1,274,422)

Balance, December 31, 2016

$

-

Net loss due to change in fair value for the year included in statement of operation

$

211,922


NOTE 11: STOCK INCENTIVE PLAN


On May 29, 2015 the Company adopted its 2015 Stock Incentive Plan. Under the Plan the Company may issue up to 10,000,000 S-8 shares to officers, employees, directors or consultants for services rendered to the Company or its affiliates or to incentivize such parties to continue to render services. S-8 shares are registered immediately upon the filing of the Plan and are unrestricted shares that are free-trading upon issuance. There were 9,856,000 shares available for issuance under the Plan as of December 31, 2016.


NOTE 12: STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT


Preferred Stock


The Company has authorized 5,000,000 shares of preferred stock, with a par value of $0.0001 per share. Of the 5,000,000 authorized preferred shares, 4,000,000 are undesignated “blank check” preferred stock. The Company may issue such preferred shares and designate the rights, privileges and preferences of such shares at the time of designation and issuance. As of December 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015 there are -0- and 1,000,000 shares of undesignated preferred shares issued and outstanding, respectively.


Series A Convertible Preferred Stock


The Company also has authorized 1,000,000 shares of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock, which had been previously issued to Sanammad Foundation and subsequently assigned and transferred by Sanammad to Treo Holdings, LLC (“Treo”). On June 28, 2016 the Company, Sanammad and Treo agreed that the issuance of the Series A Convertible Preferred be rescinded and that such share issuance be cancelled. The Company accounted this cancelation of preferred stock as equity transaction and accordingly the par value of preferred stock adjusted against additional paid in capital account.


Each share of the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock is convertible into five (5) shares of the Company’s common stock at any time at the discretion of the holder. The Series A Convertible Preferred Stock provides for a liquidation preference as follows; In the event of any liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Company, whether voluntary or involuntary (a “Liquidation”), the assets of the Company available for distribution to its stockholders shall be distributed as follows. The holders of the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock shall be entitled to receive, prior to the holders of the other series of preferred stock, if any, and prior and in preference to any distribution of the assets or surplus funds of the Company to the holders of any other shares of stock of the Company by reason of their ownership of such stock: (i) all shares of common stock of any subsidiary of the Company which are held by the Company: and (ii) an amount equal to $1.00 per share with respect to each share of Series A Convertible Preferred stock, plus all declared but unpaid dividends with respect to such share. The Series A Convertible Preferred Stock also contains super-majority voting rights and a number of protective covenants. As of December 31, 2016 and 2015 there are 0 and 1,000,000 Series A Convertible Preferred shares issued and outstanding; respectively.



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On August 15, 2016 the Company issued 1,000,000 shares of its Series A Convertible Preferred Stock in exchange for 1,000,000 shares of its Undesignated Preferred Stock. The Undesignated Preferred Stock was held by Sanammad Foundation and MJNA Investment Holdings, LLC (500,000 shares each), which parties together own a majority of the common stock of the Company. Under the terms of the exchange, the 1,000,000 shares of Series A Convertible Preferred received in the exchange were immediately converted into 5,000,0000 restricted shares of the Company’s common stock (2,500,000 shares for each of Sanammad Foundation and MJNA Investment Holdings, LLC). As a result, the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock is retired and no longer available for future issuance. The three members of the Sanammad Foundation also serve as the current three directors of the Company and Sanammad, along with MJNA Investment Holdings, LLC, hold a majority of the outstanding stock of the Company. During the twelve months ended December 31, 2016, the Company recorded preferred dividend of $1,475,000.


Series B Convertible Preferred Stock


On August 17, 2016 the Company designated up to 500,000 shares of a new Series B Convertible Preferred Stock (Series B Preferred Stock). The holders of the Series B Preferred Stock are entitled to elect three members to the Company’s board of directors and are entitled to cast 100 votes per share on all other matters presented to the shareholders for a vote. Each share of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock is convertible into one share of the Company’s common stock. The Series B Convertible Preferred designation contains a number of protective and restrictive covenants that restrict the Company from taking a number of actions without the prior approval of the holders of the Series B Preferred Stock or the unanimous vote of all three Series B Directors.


On August 18, 2016 the Company issued all 500,000 shares of its newly designated Series B Preferred Stock to Sanammad Foundation in exchange for cash of $50,000. As the holders of the Series B Preferred Stock, Sanammad has designated the current directors, Dr. George E. Anastassov, Dr. Phillip A. Van Damme and Mr. Lekhram Changoer as their three Series B Directors.


Series C Convertible Preferred Stock


On August 17, 2016 the Company designated up to 500,000 shares of a new Series C Convertible Preferred Stock (Series C Preferred Stock). The holders of the Series C Preferred Stock are entitled to elect four members to the Company’s board of directors and are entitled to cast 100 votes per share on all other matters presented to the shareholders for a vote. Each share of Series C Convertible Preferred Stock is convertible into one share of the Company’s common stock. The Series C Convertible Preferred Stock designation contains a number of protective and restrictive covenants that restrict the Company from taking a number of actions without the prior approval of the holders of the Series C Preferred Stock or the unanimous vote of all four Series C Directors. If at any time there are four Series C Directors, one such director must be independent as that term is defined in the Series C designation. Any challenge to the independence of a Series C Director is a right conferred only upon the holders of the Series B Convertible Preferred Stock and may only be made by the holders of the Series B Convertible Preferred Stock.


On August 18, 2016 the Company issued all 500,000 shares of its newly designated Series C Preferred Stock to MJNA Investment Holdings, LLC in exchange for cash of $65,000. At this time the holders of the Series C Preferred Stock have decided not to elect any Series C Directors.


Amended and Restated Bylaws


On August 17, 2016 the Company amended its Bylaws to achieve the following: (i) to fix the number of authorized directors at seven (7), comprised of three (3) seats authorized for Series B Directors and four (4) seats authorized for Series C Directors, (ii) ) to set forth that upon there being four Series C Directors, one such director shall be independent as such term is defined in the certificate of designation for the Series C Convertible Preferred Stock and to set forth that the term, conditions and procedures for electing, determining and challenging such director independence are governed by the certificate of designation for the Series C Convertible Preferred Stock, (iii) to set forth that the holders of the Series B Convertible Preferred Stock and the holders of the Series C Convertible Preferred Stock have the right at any time without a meeting and without prior notice to elect their respective Series B and Series C Directors, (iv) that the holders of two-thirds (2/3) of the Series B or Series C Convertible Preferred Stock have the right at any time without a meeting and without prior notice to remove their respective Series B and Series C Directors, (v) to reduce the number of directors needed to constitute a quorum to a majority of the directors then in office, (vi) to subject the right of the board of directors to form a committee to the rights of the holders of the Series B and Series C Convertible Preferred Stock (and to eliminate any committee related provision that might conflict with the rights of the Series B and Series C holders), and (vii) to clarify and set forth that neither the stockholders (other than the holders of the Series B and Series C Convertible Preferred Stock) nor the board of directors has the right to repeal, amend or adopt bylaws without the prior consent of the holders of both the Series B Convertible Preferred Stock and the holders of the Series C Convertible Preferred Stock.



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Common Stock


The Company has authorized 300,000,000 shares of common stock, with a par value of $0.0001 per share. As of December 31, 2016 and 2015, the Company had 52,506,441 and 39,633,706 shares of common stock issued and outstanding, respectively.


On June 13, 2014, the Company entered into an employment agreement with Dr. George Anastassov, its Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary. On September 13, 2015 following fifteen (15) months of continuous employment, and every three months thereafter, the Company was obligated to issue 125,000 restricted shares of the Company’s common stock based upon the average ten (10) day closing price immediately preceding the grant date, as quoted on Yahoo.com. During the period ended March 31, 2016, the Company issued 125,000 shares of common stock towards common stock to be issued against expenses incurred worth $52,500 in prior year. On March 13, 2016 and June 13, 2016, the Company was obligated to issue 125,000 restricted shares; respectively, of the Company’s common stock based upon the average ten (10) day closing price immediately preceding the grant date, as quoted on Yahoo.com. As of December 31, 2016, the Company has issued these 250,000 shares of the Common stock valued at $115,625.


On September 1, 2016, the Company entered into an amended and restated employment agreement with Dr. George Anastassov, its Chief Executive Officer. The agreement does not have a set term and may be terminated at any time by the Company or Dr. Anastassov with proper notice. Under the agreement, Dr. Anastassov receives an annual base agreement. Upon the one year anniversary of the agreement, the Company has the direction to grant additional equity awards to Dr. Anastassov. On September 1, 2016, the Company was obligated to issue 2,000,000 restricted shares of the Company’s common stock pursuant to the terms of the September 1, 2016, employment agreement with Dr. Anastassov. The shares were issued in the 4th quarter 2016. At the year end December 31, 2016 the Company recorded $600,000 compensation expense in the accompanying consolidated financial statements to account for the required issuance of the incentive shares.


On July 1, 2016 the Company was obligated to issue 240,000 restricted shares of the Company’s common stock pursuant to the terms of the employment agreement with Mr. Changoer. The shares were issued in the 4th quarter 2016.At the year end December 31, 2016 the Company recorded $58,200 of compensation expenses in the accompanying consolidated financial statements to account for the required issuance of the incentive shares.


On September 1, 2016, the Company entered into an amended and restated employment agreement with Mr. Lekhram Changoer, its Chief Technology Officer. The agreement does not have a set term and may be terminated at any time by the Company or Mr. Changoer with proper notice. Under the agreement Mr. Changoer receives an annual base compensation of $240,000 and an incentive payment of 2,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock due upon execution of the agreement. Upon the one year anniversary of the agreement, the Company has the discretion to grant additional equity awards to Mr. Changoer. On September 1, 2016, the Company was obligated to issue 2,000,000 restricted shares of the Company’s common stock pursuant to the terms of the September 1, 2016, employment agreement with Mr. Changoer. The shares were issued in the 4th quarter 2016. At the year end December 31, 2016 the Company recorded $600,000 of compensation expense in the accompanying consolidated financial statements to account for the required issuance of the incentive shares.


On September 15, 2016, the Company entered into an employment agreement with Dr., Philip Van A. Damme, its Chief Medical Officer. The agreement does not have a set term and may be terminated at any time by the Company or Dr. Van A. Damme with proper notice. Under the agreement Dr. Van A. Damme receives an annual base compensation of $24,000 and an incentive payment of 200,000 shares of the Company’s common stock due upon execution of the agreement. Upon the one year anniversary of the agreement, the Company has the discretion to grant additional equity awards to Dr. Van A. Damme. On September 15, 2016, the Company was obligated to issue 200,000 restricted shares of the Company’s common stock pursuant to the terms of the September 1, 2016, employment agreement with Dr. Van A. Damme. The shares were issued in the 4th quarter 2016. At the year end December 31, 2016 the Company recorded $48,000 of compensation expense in the accompanying consolidated financial statements to account for the required issuance of the incentive shares. The ongoing base compensation was rescinded by mutual consent of the Company and Dr. Philip Van A. Damme at December 15, 2016.


On March 17, 2016, the Company issued 3,953 restricted shares of common stock as payment for consultant services performed for the Company valued at $3,123.


During the year ended December 31, 2016, the Company issued 500,000 restricted shares of its common stock in exchange for the conversion of $5,000 of a convertible note payable.


During the year ended December 31, 2016, the Company issued 2,040,000 unrestricted shares in exchange for the conversion of $179,060 of a convertible note payable and $24,940 of accrued interest.



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During the year ended December 31, 2016, the Company issued 175,000 shares of common stock for settlement of accounts payable valued at $70,001.


During the year ended December 31, 2016, the Company issued 331,920 shares of common stock for settlement of accounts payable valued at $132,768.


During the year ended December 31, 2016, the Company issued 6,862 shares of common stock as payment for consultant services performed for the Company valued at $2,998.


During the year ended December 31, 2016, the Company is committed to issue 60,000 shares of common stock as payment for consultant services performed for the Company valued at $20,064.


2015 Issuance:


On January 15, 2015, the Company issued 18,000 shares of common stock as compensation for services performed for the Company by certain directors of the Company. The fair value of the underlying stock on the date of issuance was at $2.00 per share. The Company determined the fair value of the common stock was more readily determinable than the fair value of the services rendered. For the year ended December 31, 2015, the Company recorded $36,000 of compensation expense in the accompanying consolidated financial statements.


On June 13, 2014, the Company entered into an employment agreement with Dr. George Anastassov, its Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary. On June 13, 2015, following twelve (12) months of continuous employment the Company issued 500,000 restricted shares of the Company’s common stock based upon the average ten (10) day closing price immediately preceding the grant date, as quoted on Yahoo.com. For the year ended December 31, 2015, the Company recorded $473,000 of compensation expense in the accompanying consolidated financial statements. On September 13, 2015 following fifteen (15) months of continuous employment, and every three months thereafter, the Company was obligated to issue 125,000 restricted shares of the Company’s common stock based upon the average ten (10) day closing price immediately preceding the grant date, as quoted on Yahoo.com. On October 28, 2015 the board of directors approved the issuance of the stock grant. As of December 31, 2015 the company recorded $77,125 of compensation expense in the accompanying consolidated statement of operations. On December 13, 2015 the Company was obligated to issue 125,000 restricted shares of the Company’s common stock based upon the average ten (10) day closing price immediately preceding the grant date, as quoted on Yahoo.com. As of December 31, 2015 the Company accrued $52,500 of compensation expense in the accompanying consolidated financial statements, the shares were issued subsequently.


On May 1, 2015 the Canchew License Company entered into a licensing agreement with CanChew Biotechnologies, LLC (“Canchew”). The agreement provides that in exchange for its’ intellectual property and inventory, Canchew will receive 5,826,706 restricted shares of the Company common stock and sliding scale royalties based on gross receipts. Management has determined the cost of the licensing agreement of $715,432 and inventory of $267,830 on the basis of lower of cost incurred or market value. For the year ended December 31, 2015 the Company recorded an impairment loss of $652,265.


On July 14, 2015 the Board of Directors of the Company approved the issuance of 20,000 restricted common stock pursuant to the Common Stock Purchase Agreement “Agreement” which is selling, on a best efforts basis, up to $3,000,000 worth of the Company common stock, $0.0001 par value at a purchase price of $1.00 per share. The purchase price of the underlying stock on the date of issuance was $1.00 per share. During the year ended December 31, 2015 the Company received $20,000 from the investor in exchange for 20,000 restricted common shares of the Company.


On December 29, 2015 the Board of Directors of the Company approved the issuance of 144,000 unrestricted shares of common stock as compensation for services performed for the Company by certain consultants of the Company. The fair value of the underlying stock on the date of issuance was at $0.60 per share. The Company determined the fair value of the common stock was more readily determinable than the fair value of the services rendered. For the year ended December 31, 2015, the Company recorded $86,400 of compensation expense in the accompanying consolidated financial statements.



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NOTE 13: COMMITMENT AND CONTINGENCIES


On June 13, 2014, the Company entered into an employment agreement with Dr. George Anastassov, its Chief Executive Officer. On September 13, 2015 following fifteen (15) months of continuous employment, and every three months thereafter, the Company was obligated to issue 125,000 restricted shares of the Company’s common stock based upon the average ten (10) day closing price immediately preceding the grant date, as quoted on Yahoo.com. During the period ended March 31, 2016, the Company issued 125,000 shares of common stock towards common stock to be issued against expenses incurred worth $52,500 in prior year. On March 13, 2016 and June 13, 2016, the Company was obligated to issue 125,000 restricted shares; respectively, of the Company’s common stock based upon the average ten (10) day closing price immediately preceding the grant date, as quoted on Yahoo.com. As of December 31, 2016, the Company has issued these shares. At the year end December 31, 2016 the Company recorded $115,625 of compensation expense in the accompanying consolidated financial statements, to record for the required issuance of the incentive shares.


On August 3rd 2016, a term sheet was signed by the Board which was obligated to pay Robert Malasek, its Chief Financial Officer, 50,000 shares of restricted stock but subsequently this was cancelled and hence no accounting effect was given.


Under the terms of Settlement Agreement with Midtown Partners, which rescinded the July 8, 2016 letter of engagement for consulting services. The Company is obligated to issue 60,000 restricted shares of its stock and $20,000 in cash in full settlement of the rescission of the consulting agreement. At the year end December 31, 2016 the Company accrued $20,064 of consulting fees in the accompanying consolidated financial statements to account for the required issuance of the incentive shares.


On September 1, 2016, the Company entered into an amended and restated employment agreement with Dr. George Anastassov, its Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary. The agreement does not have a set term and may be terminated at any time by the Company or Dr. Anastassov with proper notice. Under the agreement, Dr. Anastassov receives an annual base compensation of $240,000 and an incentive payment of 2,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock due upon execution of the agreement. Upon the one year anniversary of the agreement, the Company has the direction to grant additional equity awards to Dr. Anastassov. On April 1, 2016 the Company was obligated to issue 120,000 restricted shares of the Company’s common stock pursuant to the terms of the June 13, 2014, employment agreement. On September 1, 2016, the Company was obligated to issue 2,000,000 restricted shares of the Company’s common stock pursuant to the terms of the September 1, 2016, employment agreement with Dr. Anastassov. The shares were issued in the 4th quarter 2016. At the year end December 31, 2016 the Company recorded $600,000 of compensation expense in the accompanying consolidated financial statements to account for the required issuance of the incentive shares.


On April 1, 2016 the Company was obligated to issue 240,000 restricted shares of the Company’s common stock pursuant to the terms of the employment agreement with Mr. Changoer. The shares were issued in the 4th quarter 2016. At the year end December 31, 2016 the Company recorded $58,200 of compensation expense in the accompanying the consolidated financial statements to account for the required issuance of the incentive shares.


On September 1, 2016, the Company entered into an amended and restated employment agreement with Mr. Lekharm Changoer, its Chief Technology Officer. The agreement does not have a set term and may be terminated at any time by the Company or Mr. Changoer with proper notice. Under the agreement Mr. Changoer receives an annual base compensation of $240,000 and an incentive payment of 2,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock due upon execution of the agreement. Upon the one year anniversary of the agreement, the Company has the discretion to grant additional equity awards to Mr. Changoer. On September 1, 2016, the Company was obligated to issue 2,000,000 restricted shares of the Company’s common stock pursuant to the terms of the September 1, 2016, employment agreement with Mr. Changoer. The shares were issued in the 4th quarter 2016. At the year end December 31, 2016 the Company recorded $600,000 of compensation expense in the accompanying consolidated financial statements to account for the required issuance of the incentive shares.


On September 15, 2016 The company entered into an employment agreement with Philip A. Van Damme, its Chief Medical Officer. The agreement does not have a set term and may be terminated at any time by the Company or D. Van A. Damme with proper notice. Under the agreement Dr. Van A. Damme. The shares were issued in the 4th quarter 2016. At the year end December 31, 2016 the Company recorded $48,000 of compensation expense in the accompanying consolidated financial statements to account for the required issuance of the incentive shares.



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The Company entered into a reservation agreement with the Municipality of Almere in the Netherlands. In October 2015 the Company paid the reservation fee in the amount of $65,170.The reservation fee deposit gives the Company an exclusive right to purchase the building land for a purchase price of 1,110,000. Starting in October 2016 the second reservation period was extended for a period of twelve (12) months expiring October 2017 by paying $76,155 for extension, under the same terms as the previous period. The Company amortized the earlier deposit of $65,170 during the year ended December 31, 2016. The Company may not have the ability to acquire the land prior to the expiration of the extended reservation term. Therefore, in that case, the Company intends to seek another extension of the reservation period, however, there can be no assurance that the municipality will agree to such an extension in which case the reservation fee would be forfeited.


Operating lease


The Company leased space at 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY on a month to month basis starting in March 2017. The monthly rent is $6,635.


Litigation


As of December 31, 2016 and this report issuing date, the Company is not a party to any pending material legal proceeding. To the knowledge of management, no federal, state or local governmental agency is presently contemplating any proceeding against the Company. To the knowledge of management, no director, executive officer or affiliate of the Company, any owner of record or beneficially of more than five percent of the Company’s Common Stock is a party adverse to the Company or has a material interest adverse to the Company in any proceeding.


NOTE 14: GOING CONCERN


The Company’s consolidated financial statements have been presented assuming that the Company will continue as a going concern. As shown in the consolidated financial statements, the Company has negative working capital of $1,643,129, has an accumulated deficit of $18,069,636 has cash used in operating activities of $1,294,141 and presently does not have the resources to accomplish its objectives during the next twelve months. These conditions raise substantial doubt about the ability of the Company to continue as a going concern. The audited consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments related to the recoverability of assets and classification of liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue in operation.


The Company intends to raise additional capital through private placements of debt and equity securities, but there can be no assurance that these funds will be available on terms acceptable to the Company, or will be sufficient to enable the Company to fully complete its development activities or sustain operations. If the Company is unable to raise sufficient additional funds, it will have to develop and implement a plan to further extend payables, reduce overhead, or scale back its current business plan until sufficient additional capital is raised to support further operations. There can be no assurance that such a plan will be successful.


NOTE 15: INCOME TAXES


The Company utilizes ASC 740 Income Taxes, which requires the recognition of deferred tax liabilities and assets for the expected future tax consequences of events that have been included in the financial statement or tax returns. Under this method, deferred tax liabilities and assets are determined based on the difference between financial statements and tax bases of assets and liabilities using enacted tax rates in effect for the year in which the differences are expected to reverse.


For the year ended December 31, 2016, the Company had available for U.S federal income tax purposes net operating loss carryovers of approximately $5,900,000, which will expire on various dates in the next twenty (20) years. The net operating loss carryovers may be subject to limitations under Internal Revenue Code section 382, due to significant changes in the Companys ownership.


The provision for income taxes differ from the amount of income tax determined by applying the applicable U.S statutory rate to losses before income tax expense for the period ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 as follows:

 

 

2016

 

2015

Statutory federal income tax rate

35.0%

 

35.0%

Statutory state and local income tax rate (8.25%), net of federal benefit

5.4%

 

5.4%

Change in valuation allowance

(40.4%)

 

(40.4%)

Effective tax rate

0.00%

 

0.00%



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Deferred income taxes result from temporary differences in the recognition of income and expenses for financial reporting purposes and for tax purposes. The tax effect of these temporary differences representing deferred tax asset result principally from the following:

 

 

 

2016

 

2015

Deferred tax assets :

 

 

 

 

Net operating loss carry forward

$

2,402,333

$

1,443,800

Less: valuation allowance

 

(2,402,333)

 

(1,443,800)

Net deferred tax asset

$

-

$

-


The valuation allowance for deferred tax assets as of December 31, 2016 and 2015 was $2,402,333 and $1,443,800, respectively. In assessing the recovery of the deferred tax assets, management considers whether it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized. The ultimate realization of deferred tax assets is dependent upon the generation of future taxable income in the periods in which those temporary differences become deductible. Management considers the scheduled reversals of future deferred tax liabilities, projected future taxable income, and tax planning strategies in making this assessment. The Company will continue to monitor the potential utilization of this asset. Should factors and evidence change to aid in this assessment, a potential adjustment to the valuation allowance in future periods may occur. Management believes it is more likely than not that the Differed tax asset will not be realized, so a 100% Valuation Reserve has been established at December 31, 2016.


NOTE 16: SUBSEQUENT EVENTS


The Company leased space at 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY on a month to month basis starting in March 2017. The monthly rent is $6,635








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