Parent firm of marijuana mag High Times raises $5M, extends cutoff for $50M goal

(This story has been updated to correct the company’s valuation.)

The parent of California-based cannabis culture magazine High Times raised more than $5 million in its effort to go public, but that’s still short of the $17.2 million it needs to be listed on the Nasdaq and far from the $50 million it set out to raise.

High Times Holding extended its fundraising deadline by more than a month to allow for more investment.

High Times is looking to garner up to $50 million through a Regulation A+ offering – a relatively new tool that allows companies to raise up to that sum through a wide and unique pool of investors.

Here are the basics:

  • With its initial public offering, High Times is offering more than 4.5 million shares of Class A common stock at a price of $11 per share.
  • The company has extended its deadline for investing to Oct. 31.
  • It claims to have 6,000 investors or supporters to date.
  • High Times has said if it doesn’t raise enough to list on the Nasdaq, it will do so on U.S. over-the-counter markets or on Canadian exchanges.
  • The company currently has a stated valuation of $225 million – a value “arbitrarily determined by the Company and not based on book value, assets, earnings or any other recognizable standard of value,” according to its SEC filing. A successful raise of the $50 million would place the valuation at $288 million.
  • High Times reported $14.5 million in sales in 2017 – down slightly from $14.6 million in 2016, and losses in 2017 amounted to $24.7 million, far more than the $2.9 million in 2016.
16 comments on “Parent firm of marijuana mag High Times raises $5M, extends cutoff for $50M goal
    • Carlee Fiedor on

      I agree. I have heard nothing and when I inquire. I get simple one word answers. I’ve never bought stock so I’m just waiting to receive mine.

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  1. Carlee Fiedor on

    After reading how this company is in debt. I really want my 99 bucks back. I didn’t feel like this was a risky move but after reading several articles. Hightimes is in debt and their income overall has declined. I invested like 6 or more months ago and they have not reached their goal?? How much longer til this goes public. Right now I’ll take my 99 bucks back. Little worried about this company now. Looks like the owner as I read is shady. Sighs ?

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  2. Denver Eldridge on

    Unless I’m misunderstanding what I’m reading we will eventually have our money refunded if they don’t reach their goal. That was $17M to launch the IPO on the NasDaq. Glad I only put $1100 into this. Sometimes I get too hasty thinking something sounds like a really good opportunity, I just about went for a $5000 investment. People that aren’t familiar with trading should understand that you can lose your money in a heart beat just like playing the one arm bandit In the casinos. At least in stocks if you lose money you can report it on your taxes and reduce the amount of taxes you owe and basically resulting in getting your money back. I hate to bet against a stock offering that I’m invested in but I would bet this isn’t going anywhere. I did get a nice fleece jacket with a pot leaf on it.

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