Schwazze’s Acquisition of Mesa Organics


Husch Blackwell represented Schwazze, formerly operating as Medicine Man Technologies Inc., in the closing of its acquisition of Mesa Organics and its Purplebee’s business.

Schwazze acquired Mesa Organics and its Purplebee’s business.

The purchase consideration for the merger is approximately $2.6 million in cash and approximately 2.6 million in shares of common stock, subject to certain holdback and adjustment provisions.

The transaction represents a significant milestone in the development of the cannabis industry in Colorado. It is the first to close after a change in Colorado law pursuant to House Bill 19-1090, allowing for publicly traded companies to own Colorado cannabis licenses. In addition to representing Schwazze in the transaction, Husch Blackwell’s cannabis law team was integral to the drafting and passage of the legislation that enabled the deal.

n March 2020, Schwazze became the first publicly traded company to receive suitability approval from the State of Colorado under HB19-1090, opening the way to the company’s acquisition strategy. After finalizing its targeted acquisitions, Schwazze will be one of the largest seed-to-sale cannabis operators.

The Husch Blackwell team led by Steve Levine (Picture) included Meghan Brennan and Jason Reschly.

Involved fees earner: Meghan Brennan – Husch Blackwell LLP; Steven Levine – Husch Blackwell LLP; Jason Reschly – Husch Blackwell LLP;

Law Firms: Husch Blackwell LLP;

Clients: Schwazze;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti