Axim Biotechnologies: Applicable Only To Corporate Issuers

The following excerpt is from the company's SEC filing.

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date: 118,285,599 of common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, outstanding as of August 14, 2020.

PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. Financial Statements

AXIM BIOTECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet as of June 30, 2020 (unaudited) and December 31, 2019

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three and six months periods ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 (unaudited)

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Changes in Sharehold ers’ Deficit for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 (unaudited)

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 (unaudited)

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited).

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets Of

Axim Biotechnologies

As of June 30, 2020

Unaudited

ASSETS

Current assets:

891,432

511,630

Notes receivable- related party

102,726

Prepaid expenses

104,306

77,606

Marketable securities

213,745

Investment in Joint Venture

27,490

Current assets of discontinued operations

808,657

Total current assets

1,125,954

1,639,128

Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation

88,475

Other Assets:

Patent - Sapphire

246,396

Goodwill

3,541,451

Research in progress

5,900,000

Security deposit

12,785

Operating lease right-of-use asset

156,491

Other assets of discontinued operations

50,534

Total other assets

9,857,123

TOTAL ASSETS

11,071,552

1,691,899

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

320,045

222,204

Due to Cross & Company

609,835

Due to shareholder

Due to first insurance funding

78,054

42,121

Promissory note (including accrued interest of $9,780 and $0, respectively)

333,998

Current liabilities of discontinued operations

1,603,441

3,126,106

Total current liabilities

2,947,563

3,395,431

Long-term liabilities:

Deferred tax liability

1,845,000

Convertible note payable (including accrued interest of $197,196 and $168,208, respectively) net of unamortized debt discount of $888,299 and $739,732, respectively (see note 12)

983,375

912,954

Convertible note payable - related party (including accrued interest of $88,648 and $93,333, respectively)

4,088,648

4,093,333

Convertible note payable - shareholder (including accrued interest of $6,370 and $5,578, respectively)

51,370

50,578

Operating lease liability

Total long-term liabilities

7,124,884

5,056,865

TOTAL LIABILITIES

10,072,447

8,452,296

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

Series B Convertible Preferred Stock, $0.0001 par value 500,000 shares designated,

500,000 and 500,000 shares issued, 0 and 500,000 outstanding, respectively

Series C Convertible Preferred Stock, $0.0001 par value 500,000 shares designated,

500,000 and 500,000 shares issued and outstanding, respectively

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

113,144,222 and 64,854,539 shares issued and outstanding, respectively

11,314

Additional paid in capital

38,400,539

28,623,060

Common stock to be issued

135,000

50,000

Accumulated deficit

(37,547,798)

(35,440,042)

TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT

999,105

(6,760,397)

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT

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

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated

For the

Three months

Six months

Revenues

Operating Expenses:

Research and development expenses

121,437

126,292

Selling, general and administrative

537,140

582,604

1,257,816

2,055,696

Depreciation

Total operating expenses from continuing operations

662,862

583,443

1,389,232

2,057,374

Loss from continuing operations

(662,862)

(583,443)

(1,389,232)

(2,057,374)

Other (income) expenses:

Interest income

Unrealized loss on marketable securities

(113,400)

104,705

(138,400)

Realized loss on marketable securities

109,040

Amortization of note discount

22,071

18,662

41,432

37,325

Interest expense

55,957

49,388

106,075

98,225

Total other (income) expenses

186,910

(45,350)

361,094

(2,850)

Loss before provision of income tax

(849,772)

(538,093)

(1,750,326)

(2,054,524)

Provision for income tax

Income(loss) from continuing operations

Income(loss) from discontinued operations

770,383

(1,267,055)

(357,430)

(2,093,303)

NET INCOME (LOSS)

(79,389)

(1,805,148)

(2,107,756)

(4,147,827)

NET LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON SHAREHOLDERS

Earning per share from continuing operations

(0.01)

(0.02)

(0.03)

Diluted

Earning per share from discontinued operations

(0.00)

(0.07)

Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic and diluted

128,464,227

61,611,271

101,877,631

60,936,194

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Stockholders' Deficit

Common Stock

Series A

To be Issued

Paid In

Capital

Shares

Amount

Balance at December 31, 2018

59,582,890

$ 5,958

$ 41,000

$ 22,863,608

$(28,992,485)

$(6,081,819)

Common stock issued against common stock to be issued

Stock based compensation - stock options

1,137,500

Common stock issued under registration statement on Form S-3

1,250,000

1,592,687

1,592,812

Common stock issued per stock purchase agreement

239,521

399,976

400,000

Net loss

(2,342,677)

Balance at March 31, 2019

61,072,411

$ 6,107

$ 48,500

$ 25,993,771

$(31,335,162)

$(5,286,684)

19,668

(48,500)

48,498

Common stock to be issued for consulting services

Gain on settlement of liabilities transferred to capital

Fair value of stock options

227,500

750,000

695,926

696,001

(1,805,150)

Balance at June 30, 2019

61,842,079

$ 7,500

$ 26,965,695

$ 33,140,312

$(6,160,833)

Balance at December 31, 2019

$ 6,485

$ 50,000

$ 28,623,060

$ (35,440,042)

$ (6,760,397)

(50,000)

49,975

Common stock issued for services

662,839

287,434

287,500

3,541,667

962,145

962,500

Subscription price adjustment

(518,948)

Beneficial conversion of 190K convertible note

190,000

Common stock issued for acquisition

54,000,000

7,500,600

7,506,000

(2,028,367)

Balance at March 31, 2020

123,309,045

$ 12,331

$ 37,094,266

$ (37,468,409)

$ (361,712)

Common stock issued for severance

477,025

149,952

150,000

3,953,125

547,605

548,000

3,975,383

699,603

700,000

Series B preferred stock retirement

(500,000)

Retired common stock

(18,570,356)

(1,857)

(90,887)

Balance at June 30, 2020

$ 11,314

$ 135,000

$ 38,400,539

$ (37,547,798)

$ 999,105

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

Six Months

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

Less: Loss from discontinued operations

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

1,380,000

Amortization of prepaid expenses

68,079

51,740

Amortization of debt discount

Amortization and impairment of intangible assets

unrealized gain (loss) on marketable securities

Realized gain (loss) on marketable securities

Changes in operating assets & liabilities:

Increase (decrease) in prepaid expenses

(104,973)

Increase in prepaid insurance

(94,779)

(106,359)

Increase in due to First Insurance Funding

35,933

62,229

Increase (decrease) in accounts payable and accrued expenses

209,784

284,460

(27,490)

Decrease in security deposits

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities from continuing operations

(976,745)

(605,319)

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities from discontinued operations

(797,939)

(1,273,168)

(1,774,684)

(1,878,487)

CASH FLOW FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

Cash acquired in acquisition

79,814

Increase in property and equipment

(70,828)

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities from continuing operations

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities from discontinued operations

CASH FLOW FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

Repayment of related party loans

(7,500)

1,510,500

2,288,813

Common stock issued under SPA

Net cash provided by (used in) continuing financing activities

2,210,500

2,281,313

Net cash provided by (used in) discontinued financing activities

(65,000)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

2,145,500

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

379,802

402,826

Comprehensive income (loss)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

1,805,627

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

2,208,453

SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION

CASH PAID DURING THE PERIOD FOR:

60,278

Income taxes - net of tax refund

NON-CASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES

Account receivable against conversion of debt and interest

75,074

Common stock issued against CS subscription

Shares issued for acquisition of Sapphire Biotechnology

7, 506,000

Deferred tax liability accounted for as a result of Sapphire Biotech Acquisition

Assets acquired and liability assumed as a result of Sapphire Biotech Acquisition

525,365

BCF related to discount on conversion

71,782

Common stock issued for note receivable

Adoption of lease obligation and ROU asset

164,910

Shares issued for severance payments

Common stock retired

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

NOTE 1: ORGANIZATION

Axim Biotechnologies, Ind., (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.

On March 17, 2020, the Company acquired Sapphire Biotech, Inc., (“Sapphire’) which is r

esearch and development company that has a mission to improve global cancer care through the development of proprietary therapeutics for inhibiting cancer growth and metastasis. Sapphire is also developing a line of novel diagnostics for early cancer detection, response to treatment, and recurrence monitoring. Sapphire’s operations are located in the Greater San Diego Area.

Company Developments – Divesture of Cannabis Related Assets

On May 6, 2020 (the “Effective Date”), AXIM Biotechnologies, Inc., a Nevada corporation (the “Company”), entered into an Agreement (the “Separation Agreement”) by and among the Company, CanChew License Company (“CanCo”), CanChew Biotechnologies, LLC (“CanChew”), Medical Marijuana, Inc., Dr. George A. Anastassov (“Dr. Anastassov”), Dr. Philip A. Van Damme (“Dr. Van Damme”), Lekhram Changoer (“Mr. Changoer”), Sanammad Foundation, Netherlands and Sanammad Foundation, US (collectively, the “Sanammad Parties”), pursuant to which, among other matters as described herein, Drs. Anastassov and Van Damme and Mr. Changoer resigned as members of the Company’s Board of Directors.

Pursuant to the Separation Agreement, the Company transferred and assigned to an entity designated by Dr. Anastassov all of the Company’s cannabis-related intellectual property other than the inventions and discoveries described in that certain cannabis-related patent application filed by the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Sapphire Biotech, Inc. (water-soluble cannabinoid molecules). The Company also transferred 100% of its interest in CanCo and CanChew to an entity designated by Dr. Anastassov. In consideration for the transfers set forth above, any and all indebtedness owed by the Company to CanChew, totaling approximately $2.61 million, was satisfied and paid in its entirety.

In addition, in consideration for the payment by the Company of $65,000, the Company purchased 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of Series B Preferred Stock held by the Sanammad Parties. Such shares shall be retired to treasury of the Company. The Sanammad Parties also agreed to forfeit and assign back to treasury, for no consideration, a total of 18,570,356 shares of the Company’s common stock.

NOTE 2: ACQUISITION OF SAPPHIRE BIOTECH, INC.

On March 17, 2020, the Company entered into a Share Exchange Agreement (“Agreement”) with Sapphire Biotech, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Sapphire”) and all of the Sapphire stockholders (collectively, the “Sapphire Stockholders”). Following the closing of the transaction, Sapphire will become a wholly owned subsidiary of AXIM.

Under the terms of the Agreement, the Company intends to: (i) acquire 100% of Sapphire’s outstanding capital (consisting of 100,000,000 shares of common stock and zero (0) shares of Preferred Stock); and (ii) assume all of the outstanding debt of Sapphire. The outstanding debt includes two (2) convertible notes in the principal amounts of $310,000 and $190,000. Pursuant to the terms of the Share Exchange Agreement, the Company acquired 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of Sapphire by means of a share exchange with the Sapphire Stockholders in exchange for 54,000,000newly issued shares of the common stock of AXIM (the “Share Exchange”). As a result of the Share Exchange, Sapphire became a 100% owned subsidiary of AXIM, which on a going forward basis will result in consolidated financial reporting by AXIM to include the results of Sapphire. The closing of the Share Exchange occurred concurrently with entry into the Share Exchange Agreement (the “Closing”).

In March 2020, the Company acquired SAPPHIRE BIOTECH, Inc., a biotechnology company focusing on improving cancer care through the development of proprietary therapeutics for inhibiting cancer growth and metastasis. The Company issued 54,000,000 shares of common stock with a total fair value of $7,506,000, in exchange for all outstanding shares of SAPPHIRE BIOTECH, Inc. The Company accounted for the acquisition using the purchase method of accounting for business combinations. The purchase price and costs associated with the acquisition exceeded the preliminary estimated fair value of net assets acquired by $9,573,233, which was preliminarily assigned to intangible asset and goodwill. The Company incurred $6,000 of acquisition-related costs, which will be recorded as expense after the evaluation work been completed.

NOTE 2: ACQUISITION OF SAPPHIRE BIOTECH, INC. (CONTINUED)

The Company expects to complete the valuation of the intangible assets acquired in the SAPPHIRE BIOTECH, Inc. transaction by September 2020. Pursuant to the valuation, the Company may assign a portion of the purchase price to in-process technology that previously had been initially assigned to goodwill. In management’s judgment, the amount assigned to in process research and development would reflect the amount the Company would reasonably expect to pay an unrelated party for each project included in the technology. Based on the final valuation, the remaining excess purchase price will be allocated existing patents and goodwill.

The aggregate purchase price of $7,506,000 consisted of common stock valued at $7,506,000. The value of the $7,506,000 common shares issued was determined based on the closing price of the Company’s common shares at the acquisition date.

The following table summarizes the consideration paid for SAPPHIRE BIOTECH and the estimated amounts of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed recognized at the acquisition date.

Consideration:

20,533

Intangible assets including goodwill

9,763,233

Total asset acquired

9,876,365

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

Deferred taxes liability

Notes Payable including convertible and discount on conversion

519,598

Total liabilities assumed

2,370,365

Net assets acquired

Of the $9,763,233 of acquired intangible assets, $5,900,000 was assigned to in-process research and development and $3,613,233 to goodwill that are not subject to amortization, and $1,845,000 was assigned to deferred tax liability which was included in goodwill at the date of acquisition. The remaining $250,000 of patent have a weighted-average useful life of approximately 20 years.

The $3,613,233 of goodwill is not expected to be deductible for tax purposes.

The allocation of the purchase price is based on preliminary data and could change when final valuation of certain intangible assets is obtained. The effective settlement of receivable/payable between the Company and Sapphire deemed to be not material.

Disclosure of Pro Forma Information

The following (unaudited) pro forma consolidated results of operations have been prepared as if the acquisition of SAPPHIRE BIOTECH, Inc. had occurred at January 1, 2019:

For six months ended

Net loss from continuing operations

(2,176,677)

(2,167,394)

Net loss from discontinued operations

Net loss per share—Basic

(0.04)

Net loss per share—Diluted

For three months ended

(849,804)

(591,215)

The pro forma information is presented for informational purposes only and is not necessarily indicative of the results of operations that actually would have been achieved had the acquisition been consummated as of that time, nor is it intended to be a projection of future results. During the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 Sapphire had no revenue transactions.

NOTE 3: BASIS OF PRESENTATION:

The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of AXIM Biotechnologies, Inc. 

(formerly Axim International, Inc.) 

as of June 30, 2020, and for the three and six months period ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 have been prepared in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (“US GAAP”).

The following (a) balance sheets as of June 30, 2020 (unaudited) and December 31, 2019, which have been derived from audited financial statements, and (b) the unaudited interim statements of operations and cash flows of AXIM Biotechnologies, Inc. (the “Company”) have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”) for interim financial information and the instructions to Form 10-Q and Rule 8-03 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals) considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included. Operating results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 are not necessarily indicative of results that may be expected for the year ending December 31, 2020. These unaudited financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited financial statements and notes thereto for the year ended December 31, 2019 included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on May 14, 2020.

Principles of Consolidation

The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Axim Biotechnologies, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiaries Axim Holdings, Inc., Marina Street LLC, Axim Biotechnologies (the Netherland Company) and Sapphire Biotech, Inc. The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries. All significant inter-company balances and transactions have been eliminated upon consolidation.

NOTE 4: GOING CONCERN

The Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements have been presented assuming that the Company will continue as a going concern. The Company has incurred significant losses and negative cash flows from operations in all periods since inception and had an accumulated deficit as of June 30, 2020. The Company has historically financed its operations primarily through the sale of common stock, promissory notes and convertible notes. To date, none of the Company’s products related to continuing operations are still in the product development phase, and the Company has not generated any product revenue since inception. Management expects operating losses to continue and increase for the foreseeable future, as the Company progresses into clinical development activities for its lead product candidates. The Company’s prospects are subject to risks, expenses and uncertainties frequently encountered by companies in the biotechnology industry. As shown in the condensed consolidated financial statements, the Company has negative working capital of $1,821,609 and has an accumulated deficit of $37,547,798 has cash used in operating activities of continuing operations $976,745 and discontinued operations of $797,939. The Company intends to raise substantial 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. That will raise a 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.

NOTE 5: SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Use of estimates

The preparation of the unaudited condensed consolidated 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. Significant estimates are assumptions about collection of accounts receivable, intangible assets, useful life of intangible assets, determination of the discount rate for operating leases and assumptions used in Black-Scholes-Merton, or BSM, valuation methods, such as expected volatility, risk-free interest rate and expected dividend rate.

Risks and uncertainties

The Company operates in a dynamic and highly competitive industry and is subject to risks and uncertainties common to early-stage companies in the biotechnology industry, including, but not limited to, development by competitors of new technological innovations, protection of proprietary technology, dependence on key personnel, contract manufacturer and contract research organizations, compliance with government regulations and the need to obtain additional financing to fund operations. Product candidates currently under development will require significant additional research and development efforts, including extensive preclinical studies and clinical trials and regulatory approval, prior to commercialization. These efforts require significant amounts of additional capital, adequate personnel infrastructure and extensive compliance and reporting. The Company believes that changes in any of the following areas could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s future financial position, results of operations, or cash flows; ability to obtain future financing; advances and trends in new technologies and industry standards; results of clinical trials; regulatory approval and market acceptance of the Company’s products; development of sales channels; certain strategic relationships; litigation or claims against the Company based on intellectual property, patent, product, regulatory, or other factors; and the Company’s ability to attract and retain employees necessary to support its growth.

Products developed by the Company require approvals from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) or other international regulatory agencies prior to commercial sales. There can be no assurance that the Company’s research and development will be successfully completed, that adequate protection for the Company’s intellectual property will be obtained or maintained, that the products will receive the necessary approvals, or that any approved products will be commercially viable. If the Company was denied approval, approval was delayed or the Company was unable to maintain approval, it could have a materially adverse impact on the Company. Even if the Company’s product development efforts are successful, it is uncertain when, if ever, the Company will generate revenue from product sales. The Company operates in an environment of rapid change in technology and substantial competition from other pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. In addition, the Company is dependent upon the services of its employees, consultants and other third parties.

NOTE 5: SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (CONTINUED)

Beginning in late 2019, the outbreak of a novel strain of virus named SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2), or coronavirus, which causes coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, has evolved into a global pandemic. The extent of the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the Company’s business will depend on certain developments, including the duration and spread of the outbreak and the extent and severity of the impact on the Company’s clinical trial activities, research activities and suppliers, all of which are uncertain and cannot be predicted. At this point, the extent to which the coronavirus outbreak may materially impact the Company’s financial condition, liquidity or results of operations is uncertain. The Company has expended and will continue to expend substantial funds to complete the research, development and clinical testing of product candidates. The Company also will be required to expend additional funds to establish commercial-scale manufacturing arrangements and to provide for the marketing and distribution of products that receive regulatory approval. The Company may require additional funds to commercialize its products. The Company is unable to entirely fund these efforts with its current financial resources. If adequate funds are unavailable on a timely basis from operations or additional sources of financing, the Company may have to delay, reduce the scope of or eliminate one or more of its research or development programs which would materially and adversely affect its business, financial condition and operations.

There have been no material changes in the accounting policies from those disclosed in the financial statements and the related notes included in the Form 10-K.

Cash equivalents

The Company considers all highly liquid investments with original maturities of six months or less at the time of purchase to be cash equivalents. As of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, the Company had no cash equivalents. Cash and cash equivalents are maintained at financial institutions and, at times, balances may exceed federally insured limits. The Company had no uninsured balances at June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019. The Company has never experienced any losses related to these balances.

Accounts Receivable

It is the Company’s policy to review accounts receivable at least on a monthly basis for conductibility and follow up with customers accordingly. Covid19 has slowed collection as our customers are in a mandated pause. The Company does not have geographic concentration of customers. Accounts receivable were all generated from discontinued operations for the three and six-months ending June 30, 2020 and 2019.

Concentrations

At June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, one customer and two customers accounted for 100% and 100% of accounts receivable, respectively. For the six months period ended June 30, 2020, one customer accounted for 21% of total revenue. For the six months period ended June 30, 2019, two customers accounted for 88% of total revenue. Accounts receivable and revenue were all generated from discontinued operations for the three and six-months ending June 30, 2020 and 2019.

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. As of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, the Company had $-0- and $175,304 of finished goods and $-0- and $312,511 of raw materials; respectively. All inventory was related to discontinued operations for the three and six-months ending June 30, 2020 and 2019.

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. The Company’s property and equipment relating to continuing operations consisted of the following at June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively and none related to discontinued operations.

Equipment of continuing operations

108,292

16,780

Less: accumulated depreciation

19,817

14,543

Intangible Assets

As required by generally accepted accounting principles, trademarks and patents are amortized if they have a definite life, and not amortized if they have an indefinite life and then they are tested annually for impairment. The Company’s intangible assets relating to continuing operations and discontinued operations consisted of the following at June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively.

Patent – Sapphire

Less: accumulated amortization and impairment

9,687,847

Intangible assets of discontinued operations

715,432

664,898

Revenue Recognition

The Company follows the guidance contained in Topic 606 (FASB ASC 606). The core principle of Topic 606 (FASB ASC 606) is that an entity should recognize revenue to depict the transfer of goods of services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. The revenue recognition guidance contained in Topic 606, to follow the five-step revenue recognition model along with other guidance impacted by this standard: (1) identify the contract with the customer; (2) identify the performance obligations in the contract; (3) determine the transportation price; (4) allocate the transportation price; (5) recognize revenue when or as the entity satisfies a performance obligation. All revenue was from operations that were divested.

Revenues are recognized when title for goods is transferred; non-refundable fees and proceeds from irrevocable agreements recognized when inflows or other enhancements of assets of the Company are received.

Revenues from continuing operations recognized for three and six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 amounted to $-0-, $-0-, $-0- and $-0-, respectively. Revenues from discontinued operations recognized for three and six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 amounted to $849, $93,088, $7,990 and $110,149, respectively.

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. Cost of sales all related to discontinued operations.

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. Shipping costs all related to discontinued operations.

Fair Value Measurements

The Company applies the guidance that is codified under ASC 820-10 related to assets and liabilities recognized or disclosed in the financial statements at fair value on a recurring basis. ASC 820-10 defines fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value and expands disclosures about fair value measurements. The provisions of ASC 820-10 only apply to the Company’s investment securities, which are carried at fair value.

ASC 820-10 clarifies that fair value is an exit price, representing the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants based on the highest and best use of the asset or liability. As such, fair value is a market-based measurement that is determined based on assumptions that market participants would use in pricing an asset or liability. ASC 820-10 requires valuation techniques to measure fair value that maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs. These inputs are prioritized as follows:

Fair Value Hierarchy

Inputs to Fair Value Methodology

Level 1

Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities

Level 2

Quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities; quoted markets that are not active; or other inputs that are observable or can be corroborated by observable market data for substantially the full term of the financial instrument; inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability; or inputs that are derived principally from, or corroborated by, observable market information

Level 3

Pricing models, discounted cash flow methodologies or similar techniques and at least one significant model assumption is unobservable or when the estimation of fair value requires significant management judgment

The Company categorizes a financial instrument in the fair value hierarchy based on the lowest level of input that is significant to its fair value measurement.

Quoted Market

Prices in Active

Markets

(Level 1)

Internal Models

with Significant

Observable

Parameters

(Level 2)

Unobservable

Market

(Level 3)

Total Fair

Reported in

Marketable Securities

As of December 31, 2019

The Company recorded a change in FMV of trading securities as unrealized gain (loss) and realized gain (loss) of $-0-, $(109,040), $113,400 and $-0- for the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively. The Company recorded a change in FMV of trading securities as unrealized gain (loss) and realized gain (loss) of $(104,705), $(109,040), $138,400 and $-0- for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively. These securities are classified as trading.

The Company did not have any Level 2 or Level 3 assets or liabilities as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019,

There were no financial liabilities measured and recognized at fair value as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019.

Cash is as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019 is classified as Level 1 within our fair value hierarchy.

Income Taxes

The Company did not record a federal or state income tax provision or benefit for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 as it has incurred net losses since inception. In addition, the net deferred tax assets generated from net operating losses are fully offset by a valuation allowance as the Company believes it is not more likely than not that the benefit will be realized.

On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act was enacted and signed into law and GAAP requires recognition of the tax effects of new legislation during the reporting period that includes the enactment date. The CARES Act includes changes to the tax provisions that benefits business entities, and makes certain technical corrections to the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The tax relief measures for businesses in the CARES Act include a five-year net operating loss carryback for certain net operating losses, suspension of the annual deduction limitation of 80% of taxable income for certain net operating losses, changes in the deductibility of interest, acceleration of alternative minimum tax credit refunds, payroll tax relief, and a technical correction to allow accelerated deductions for qualified improvement property. The CARES Act also provides other non-tax benefits to assist those impacted by the pandemic. The Company evaluated the impact of the CARES Act and determined that there is no material impact to the income tax provision for the quarter.

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 had $240,769 and 0 allowance for doubtful accounts at June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively and had $240,769 accounts receivable at June 30, 2020 and $315,843 at December 31, 2019, all was related to discontinued operations for the three and six-months ending June 30, 2020 and 2019.

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 35,619,074 common share equivalents at June 30, 2020 and 16,295,498 common shares at December 31, 2019. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 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.

The Company accounts for stock options issued to non-employees based on the estimated fair value of the awards using the Black-Scholes option pricing model in accordance with ASC 505-50, 

Equity-Based Payment to Non-employees

. Stock-based compensation expense related to stock options granted to non-employees is recognized as the stock options vest. The Company believes that the fair value of the stock options is more reliably measurable than the fair value of the services received. Stock options granted to non-employees are recorded at their fair value on the measurement date and are subject to periodic adjustments as such options vest and at the end of each reporting period, and the resulting change in value, if any, is recognized in the Company’s statements of operations and comprehensive loss during the period the related services are rendered.

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. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 The Company incurred research and development expenses of $121,437, $-0-, $126,292 and $-0- from continuing operations, respectively. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 The Company incurred research and development expenses of $200,669, $991,637, $816,324 and $1,524,316 from discontinued operations, respectively. The Company has entered into various agreements with CROs. The Company’s research and development accruals are estimated based on the level of services performed, progress of the studies, including the phase or completion of events, and contracted costs. The estimated costs of research and development provided, but not yet invoiced, are included in accrued liabilities on the balance sheet. If the actual timing of the performance of services or the level of effort varies from the original estimates, the Company will adjust the accrual accordingly. Payments made to CROs under these arrangements in advance of the performance of the related services are recorded as prepaid expenses and other current assets until the services are rendered.

Recently Issued Accounting Standards

In March 2019, the FASB issued ASU 2019-01,

Leases (Topic 842) Codification Improvements

, which provides clarification on implementation issues associated with adopting ASU 2016-02. The implementation issues noted in ASU 2019-01 include determining the fair value of the underlying asset by lessors that are not manufacturers or dealers, presentation on the statement of cash flows for sales-type and direct financing leases, and transition disclosures related to Topic 250, Accounting Changes and Error Corrections. We will apply the guidance, if applicable, as of January 1, 2019, the date we adopted ASU 2016-02. Refer to the discussion of ASU 2016-02 below for the impact on our financial position, results of operations, cash flows, or presentation thereof. In February 2016, FASB issued an update 2016-02 and created Topic 842, Leases. Topic 842 effects any entity that enters into a lease arrangement with another person. The guidance in this update supersedes Topic 840. The main difference between previous GAAP and Topic 842 is the recognition of accounting policies for leases classified as operating leases under previous GAAP. The amendments in this update for public business entities that file with the Securities and Exchange Commission are effective for fiscal years beginning after Dec. 15, 2018 and the interim periods within that year with early application permitted for all entities. The Company adopted the lease accounting model as described in Topic 842 for the fiscal year begins on January 1, 2019 and it had no impact on date of adoptions

The Company has a long-term operating lease, and the long-term operating lease took effect in April 2020. (see Note 18)

In November 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-18

, Collaborative Arrangements (Topic 818): Clarifying the Interaction Between Topic 808 and Topic 606

, which clarifies when transactions between participants in a collaborative arrangement are within the scope of the FASB’s revenue standard, Topic 606. The standard is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019 and interim periods within those fiscal years, with early adoption permitted. We adopted this standard on its effective date of January 1, 2020. The adoption of this ASU did not have a material impact on our consolidated financial position, results of operations, cash flows, or presentation thereof.

See Note X for more information related to the Company’s lease obligations.

In October 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-17,

Targeted Improvements to Related Party Guidance for Variable Interest Entities

, that changes the guidance for determining whether a decision-making fee paid to a decision makers and service providers are variable interests. The guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019 and interim periods within those fiscal years, with early adoption permitted. We adopted this standard on its effective date of January 1, 2020. The adoption of this ASU did not have a material impact on our consolidated financial position, results of operations, cash flows, or presentation thereof.

In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-15,

Intangibles-Goodwill and Other-Internal-Use Software (Subtopic 350-40): Customer’s Accounting for Implementation Costs Incurred in a Cloud Computing Arrangement That is a Service Contract.

ASU 2018-15 aligns the requirements for capitalizing implementation costs incurred in a hosting arrangement that is a service contract with the requirements for capitalizing implementation costs incurred to develop or obtain internal-use software. The standard is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, including interim periods within those fiscal years, with early adoption permitted. We adopted this standard on its effective date of January 1, 2020. The adoption of this ASU did not have a material impact on our consolidated financial position, results of operations, cash flows, or presentation thereof.

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 6: PREPAID EXPENSES

Prepaid expenses consist of the following as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019:

Prepaid insurance

99,819

67,734

Prepaid software/license

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, the Company recognized amortization of prepaid expense of $34,108, $25,972, $68,079 and $51,740, respectively.

NOTE 7: MARKETABLE SECURITIES

As of December 31, 2019 the Company had marketable securities, 4,925,000 fully paid ordinary unrestricted shares in Impression Healthcare Limited (Australian Company), traded on Australian Security Exchange by the code IHL. The Company categorize these securities as trading securities and report them at fair value, with unrealized gains and losses included in earnings. On December 31, 2019 the stock price was A$ 0.062 per share as quoted on asx.com.au and exchange rate of $0.7 AUD/USD as quoted on oanda.com and had FMV $213,745. On April 14, 2020 the Company entered into deed of settlement and release with Impression Healthcare Limited and transferred 4,925,000 held shares back to Impression Healthcare Limited by way of sale and purchase, with the total amount payable by Impression Healthcare Limited to Axim for completion of the sale and purchase and transfer being the aggregate amount of $1. During the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, the Company recorded a change in FMV of trading securities as unrealized gain (loss) and realized gain (loss) of $-0-, $(109,040), $113,400 and $-0-, respectively.. During the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, the Company recorded a change in FMV of trading securities as unrealized gain (loss) and realized gain (loss) of $(104,705), $(109,040), $138,400 and $-0-, respectively.

NOTE 8: INVESTMENT IN THIRD PARTY

On June 11, 2019 the Company entered into an operating agreement as 1/3 member of KAM Industries, LLC, a Wyoming Limited Company. On June 18, 2019 KAM Industries LLC, entered into Joint Venture Agreement to receive a percentage of the industrial hemp harvest yield on a parcel of land in Wayne County, North Carolina owned by Farm Share, LLC with whom KAM contracted to purchase a percentage of the hemp harvest for the 2019 growing season. Once the hemp is harvested from the 2019 growing season the Company will get its 1/3 share at no additional cost. The agreement then expires unless renewed for 2020 with an additional payment. The Company paid $27,490 for 33.3% of KAM Industries, LLC and recorded $27,490 as current asset as of December 31, 2019. This investment is counted by using cost method of accounting. An officer in KAM Industries, LLC is the Company’s CEO.

As of June 30, 2020, Farm Share, LLC is in the middle of the processing of the entire 2019 crop. During the virus shut down the extraction laboratories were not considered essential, but they were back in business as of June 11, 2020.

NOTE 9: PROMISSORY NOTE

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.

On May 6, 2020 (the “Effective Date”), AXIM Biotechnologies, Inc., a Nevada corporation (the “Company”), entered into an Agreement (the “Separation Agreement”). Pursuant to the Separation Agreement, the Company transferred 100% of its interest in CanCo and CanChew to an entity designated by Dr. Anastassov. In consideration for the transfers set forth above, any and all indebtedness owed by the Company to CanChew, totaling approximately $2.61 million, was satisfied and paid in its entirety.

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 the Company recognized interest expense of $2,567, $6,582, $9,076 and $13,092, respectively on this note all was related to discontinued operations.

Non-Related Party

On December 31, 2019, Sapphire Biotech, Inc. had entered into a Debt Exchange Agreement whereas the Company assumed three (3) loans totaling $128,375 of Debt owned by Sapphire Diagnostics, LLC which had an interest rate of 6% per annum. In the same Debt Exchange Agreement, the Company assumed four (4) additional loans made to the Company in 2019, which had an interest rate of 6% per annum. All seven (7) loans totaling $310,000, plus the aggregate interest accrued thereon of $14,218 making the face value of the new note $324,218. As of June 30, 2020, the principal and accrued interest balances were $324,218 and $9,780, respectively.

NOTE 10: RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

The Company has received working capital advances from CanChew totaling $1,526,603 and $1,526,603 as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019 respectively. The advances are payable on demand. The Company is in discussions to have the advances reduced to a longer term, fixed maturity note, all was related to discontinued operations.

The Company owes $5,000 to the chairman of the board of the Company for a working capital advance of $5,000 made in May of 2014, all was related to discontinued operations.

Under an agreement Mr. Changoer received on March 20, 2018 the Company issued 50,000 restrictive shares of its common stock and recorded $235,000 of compensation expenses in the accompanying consolidated financial statements to account for the issuance of the incentive shares. As of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, the total outstanding balance was $20,000 and $23,696 respectively for consulting fees to Mr. Changoer, all was related to discontinued operations.

On September 25, 2018, the Company amended Independent Director Compensation agreement. Under the agreement in lieu of the share compensation due to independent director of the Company for his annual service ending May 23, Dr. Philip A. Van Damme shall receive cash compensation of $20,000. Started from August 1, 2019 the company has been paying monthly clinical trial fee of $5,000. As of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, the total outstanding balance was $21,877 and $9,377 respectively, all was related to discontinued operations.

Effective January 1, 2019 the company entered into a thirty-months consulting agreement with the chairman of the board which pays a monthly consulting fee of $20,000. The company has also been paying a monthly bonus fee of 15,000; this additional fee is on a month to month basis at the discretion of management. As of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, the total outstanding balance was $35,000 and $35,000 respectively for consulting fees, all was related to discontinued operations.

NOTE 10: RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS (CONTINUED)

In addition, each of Drs. Anastassov and Van Damme and Mr. Changoer have agreed to subject the shares of the Company’s common stock held by each of them to lock-up and leak-out restrictions, as follows: they shall not sell shares for a period of 12 months following the Effective Date and, thereafter, subject to a daily volume limitation of 5%, on an aggregate basis among them.

Further, the Company terminated the Consulting Agreement of Dr. Anastassov and the Employment Agreements for each of Dr. Van Damme and Mr. Changoer. In connection with the termination of Dr. Anastassov’s Consulting Agreement, the Company agreed to pay severance in the amount of $35,000 for March 2020 and $20,000 per month thereafter through July 2021 (the termination date contemplated by the Consulting Agreement). Commencing for the April 2020, the Company may, in its sole discretion, pay the $20,000 severance obligation by the issuance of shares of the Company’s common stock registered pursuant to the Registration Statement on Form S-8 filed with the Commission on May 29, 2015 (“S-8 Shares”). If the gross cash proceeds from the sale of any S-8 Shares issued in lieu of cash severance is less than $20,000, as determined 20 days after issuance of such S-8 Shares, then the Company has agreed to issue additional shares that would serve to “true-up” the value of the shares to the $20,000 monthly severance obligation; provided, however, that if 30 days after the date the severance payment is due the gross proceeds from the sale of S-8 Shares is less than $20,000, the Company must pay the shortfall in cash. In addition, for each month that Dr. Anastassov is entitled to receive severance, he shall receive S-8 Shares in an amount equal to the lesser of (a) 150,000 S-8 Shares, or (b) S-8 Shares valued at $15,000 based upon the closing price of the Company’s common stock as of the due date of the severance payment obligation.

In connection with the termination of the Employment Agreements of Dr. Van Damme and Mr. Changoer, Mr. Changoer’s severance payments shall be $20,000 per month for 12 months, commencing April 2020 (paid in arrears) and Dr. Van Damme’s severance payments shall be $5,000 per month for 12 months, similarly commencing April 2020 and paid in arrears. The Company has the right to pay each of Dr. Van Damme’s and Mr. Changoer’s monthly severance payments in S-8 shares in lieu of cash subject to the same terms and restrictions (including true-up terms) as set forth above for Dr. Anastassov. As of June 30, 2020, the accrued severance pyament was $435,000 to Dr. Anastassov, $180,000 to Mr. Changoer and $55,000 to Dr. Van Damme, all was related to discontinued operations.

The Company retains the right to prepay the severance obligations to Drs. Anastassov and Van Damme and Mr. Changoer, without penalty.

No claims were alleged by the Company against any party, and no claims were alleged against the Company. However, in connection with the transactions described above, the parties entered into a general mutual release of all claims.

Purchase of Promissory Note and Forbearance Agreement

Effective May 4, 2020, the Company acquired from TL-66, a California limited liability company (“Seller”), a promissory note issued to Seller by Dr. Anastassov (“Maker”) dated December 1, 2017, with a face value of $350,000 and a remaining balance due of approximately $100,000 (the “Note”). The purchase price for the Note was $100,000 payable by the Company issuing Seller One Million (1,000,000) restricted shares of the Company’s Common Stock. Effective May 6, 2020, the Company and Maker entered into a Forbearance Agreement whereby the Company agreed to forbear from making any collection efforts on the Note for a period of 24 months so long as Maker has not breached the Separation Agreement. Following 24 months, if there has been no breach of the Separation Agreement by Maker, repayment of the Note, including all principal and unpaid interest, will be waived in full. As of May, 4, 2020 the carrying value of the note was $102,567, the value of the common stock to be issued was $135,000, resulting in a loss of $32,433 accounted as loss on debt extinguishment related to discontinued operations.

NOTE 11: DUE TO FIRST INSURANCE FUNDING

On June 25, 2019, the Company renewed its D&O and EPLI insurance policy with total premiums, taxes and fees for $97,000 and $6,849 respectively. A cash down payment of $20,850 was paid on July 16, 2019. Under the terms of the insurance financing, payments of $9,501, which include interest at the rate of 7.2% per annum, are due each month for nine months commencing on July 25, 2019.

On October 22, 2019, the Company renewed its CL Products Liability insurance policy with total premiums, taxes and fees for $18,864. A cash down payment of $1,886 was paid on October 24, 2019. Under the terms of the insurance financing, payment of $1,945, which include interest at the rate of 7.451% per annum, are due each month for nine months commencing on November 22, 2019.

On June 25, 2020, the Company renewed its D&O insurance policy with total premiums, taxes and fees for $93,357. A cash down payment of $18,671 was paid on July 6, 2020. Under the terms of the insurance financing, payments of $8,456, which include interest at the rate of 4.6% per annum, are due each month for nine months commencing on July 25, 2020.

The total outstanding due to First Insurance Funding as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019 is $78,054 and $42,121; respectively.

NOTE 12: CONVERTIBLE NOTES PAYABLE

The following table summarizes convertible note payable- shareholder as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019

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

Accrued interest

The 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 balance on the Note as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019 is $51,370 and $50,578, including interest accrued thereon of $6,370 and $5,578, respectively.

NOTE 12: CONVERTIBLE NOTES PAYABLE (CONTINUED)

The following table summarizes convertible note payable of related party as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019:

Convertible note payable, due on November 1, 2026, interest at 3.5% p.a.

Accrued interest (The accrued interest and principal are both included in the captions titled “convertible note payable” in the balance sheet)

Convertible note payable, net

The following table summarizes convertible note payable as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019:

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

484,478

Convertible note payable, due on December 31, 2034, interest at 3% p.a.

1,871,674

1,652,686

Less: unamortized debt discount/finance premium costs

(888,299)

(739,732)

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 matures 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 $0.2201 per share.

As of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, the balance of secured convertible notes was $547,753 and $539,227, which included $6

3,275 and $54,749 accrued interest, respectively.

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 of $0.2201 per share.. 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. A debt discount was recorded related to beneficial conversion feature inn connection with this convertible note of $499,318 , 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 June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, this note has not been converted and the balance of secured convertible notes was $1,131,055 and $1,113,458, which included $131,055 and $113,458 accrued interest, respectively.

In 2018 the Company extinguished debt with Investor. Investor had proposed a financing transaction pursuant to which the Company will satisfy and retire the Original Note and Original Note current balance in simultaneous exchange for and upon delivery by the Company of a (1) new Convertible Promissory Note in the principal amount of $4,000,000 (the “Exchange Note”), and (2) 400,000 shares of the Company’s restricted common stock (the “Origination Shares”).

Simultaneously, a third-party Investor and the Company entered in Debt Exchange Agreement with Medical Marijuana Inc. As part of this agreement Investor will exchange and deliver the AXIM note to Medical Marijuana in exchange for a Convertible Promissory note. Axim consented to the transfer and assignment of the Axim Note in exchange for the issuance by the Medical Marijuana of the Exchange Note. The interest on this note is payable bi-annually every May 1 and November 1. On May 1, 2019 the Company paid accrued interest of $60,278.

In 2020 the Company was authorized to apply the accounts receivable of $75,074 due from Kannawaytowards its accrued interest.

On May 1, 2020, the Company agreed to modify its existing convertible note with a principal balance of $4 million, 3.5% interest rate convertible note with the current holder of that note. There were two changes to the existing agreement – (a) the conversion price was reduced from the $1.50 conversion price in the original Note to $0.25 cents in the modified Note and (b) the term of the note was extended from the original maturity date of November 1, 2021, to November 1, 2026. The Company’s stock closed trading on the day of the modification at $0.13 per share. The amendment of this convertible Note was also evaluated under ASC Topic 470-50-40, “Debt Modifications and Extinguishments.” Based on the guidance, the instruments were determined to be substantially different due to the change in the conversion price being substantial, and debt extinguishment accounting was applied. The fair value of the modified convertible note was different than the carrying value of the original not as such no extinguishment loss was recorded, The Note prior to the amendment of approximately $4 million, and the fair value of the Note and embedded derivatives after the amendment of approximately $4 million. There were no unamortized debt issuance costs and the debt discount associated with the original 2018 Note.

As of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, the balance of secured convertible note was $4,088,648 and $4,093,333 which included $88,648 and $93,333 accrued interest respectively.

On December 31, 2019, Sapphire Biotech, Inc. entered into a Convertible Note Purchase Agreement whereas the Company issued a convertible note with a face value of $190,000 with a compounding interest rate of 3% per annum, the interest shall be payable annually beginning on December 31, 2020 until the maturity date of December 31, 2034, at which time all principal and interest accrued thereon shall be due and payable. The Convertible Note is secured by substantially all the Company’s tangible and intangible assets. In addition, the Convertible Note includes various non-financial covenants including the Company may not enter into any agreement, arrangement or understanding of any kind that would result in a transaction, or series of transactions, that would result in the sale of 50% or more of the Company’s capital stock without the prior approval of the holder.

Upon issuance, the Convertible Note was convertible into shares of the Company’s common stock at $1.90 per share. At December 31, 2019, the Company determined that the Convertible Note contained a beneficial conversion feature for which a full discount was recorded on the Convertible Note. The fair market value of the Company’s common stock was based upon the estimated per share acquisition price per the pending acquisition of the Company, see Note 8 for additional information. The discount of $190,000 will be amortized using the effective interest method and will be fully amortized by December 31, 2034.

On March 17, 2020, Sapphire Biotech, Inc. entered into a Share Exchange Agreement (“Agreement”) with Sapphire Biotech, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Sapphire”) and all of the Sapphire stockholders (collectively, the “Sapphire Stockholders”). Following the closing of the transaction, Sapphire will become a wholly owned subsidiary of AXIM. Under the terms of the Agreement, the Company intends to assume the convertible notes in the principal amounts of $190,000. After the acquisition, the Convertible Note was able to convert 6,000,000 shares of Axim’s common stock. Upon assumption of the note, the Company recorded a beneficial conversion feature of $190,000. As of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, the balance of secured convertible note was $192,866 and $0 which included $2,866 and $0 accrued interest respectively.

During the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, the Company amortized the debt discount on all the notes of $22,071, $18,662, $41,432 and $37,325, respectively, to other expenses. As of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, unamortized debt discount was $888,299 and $739,732, respectively.

NOTE 13: 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 9,806,000 shares available for issuance under the Plan as of December 31, 2019. On January 2, 2019, John Huemoeller the CEO was granted the option to purchase 2 million shares of Axim Common stock under the plan at a purchase price of $0.75 per share. 1 million options vested immediately and 1 million options vest at the end of 2019. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 the Company recorded compensation expense of $-0-, $235,000, $287,500 and $1,380,000, respectively. As of June 30, 2020, John Huemoeller the CEO hasn’t exercised the option.

NOTE 14: STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

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 June 30, 2020, and December 31, 2019 there are -0- and -0- shares of undesignated preferred shares issued and outstanding, respectively.

There are zero shares issued and outstanding of Series A and Series B Preferred stock as of June30, 2020 and December 31, 2019.

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 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 is convertible into one share of the Company’s common stock. The Series C 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 C Preferred 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. As the holders of the Series C Preferred Stock, MJNA Investment Holdings, LLC has designated Dr. Timothy R. Scott, John W. Huemoeller II, Robert Cunningham and Blake Schroeder as their four Series C Directors.

On February 20, 2019, MJNA Investment Holdings LLC (“Seller”) sold its 500,000 shares of AXIM Biotechnologies, Inc.’s, a Nevada corporation (the “Company”) Series C Preferred Stock to Juniper & Ivy Corporation, a Nevada corporation (“Purchaser”) for a purchase price of $500,000 (the “Purchase Price”) pursuant to a Preferred Stock Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”). Payment of the Purchase Price was made as follows (i) a $65,000 payment made by check payable to Seller, which Purchaser borrowed from an unrelated third-party and which has no recourse against the Series C Preferred Stock or assets of Purchaser (the “Loan”), and (ii) the issuance by Purchaser to Seller of a promissory note, face value, $435,000, which has no recourse against the Series C Preferred Stock or assets of Purchaser (the “Note”). The Company’s Chief Executive Officer John W. Huemoeller II is the President of Purchaser. Mr. Huemoeller provided a personal guaranty for the Loan and the Note.

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. As a result of this transaction, a change in control has occurred.

Effective April 2, 2019, Blake N. Schroeder resigned as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Schroeder’s resignation was not because of any disagreements with the Company on matters relating to its operations, policies and practices.

On April 3, 2019 pursuant to the Company’s Amended and Restated Bylaws, the holder of the Company’s Series C Preferred Stock appointed Mauricio Javier Gatto-Bellora to fill the director seat vacated by the resignation of Mr. Schroeder.

NOTE 14: STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT (CONTINUED)

The Company has authorized 300,000,000 shares of common stock, with a par value of $0.0001 per share. As of June 30, 2020, and December 31, 2019, the Company had 113,144,222 and 64,854,539 shares of common stock issued and outstanding, respectively.

2020 Transactions:

During the period between January 1, 2020 and June 30, 2020 the Company issued total 7,494,792 shares valued $1,510,500 pursuant to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-3. The Company received $1,510,500 in cash. The Company has an outstanding subscription price adjustment of $609,835 related to the issuance of the S-3 shares, which it expects to satisfy with the issuance of additional shares.

On January 13, 2020 the Company issued 250,000 restricted shares of its common stock to third party valued at $50,000, which were carried on the books as stock to be issued.

On January 23, 2020 and February 26, 2020 the Company issued 600,000, and 62,839 restricted shares of its common stock to third party valued at $262,500, and $25,000 pursuant to the stock purchase agreement for certain services, recorded as advertising and promotion expense and License, permits & Patents, respectively.

On March 17, 2020 the company acquired 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of Sapphire by means of a share exchange with the Sapphire Stockholders in exchange for 54,000,000 restricted shares of its common stock at valued $7,506,000.

On April 21, 2020 the Company issued 1,176,470 restricted shares of its common stock to third party valued at $100,000 pursuant to the stock purchase agreement. The cash was received in 2020.

On May 6, 2020, the Company entered into an agreement with Sanammad Foundation, the Sanammad Parties agreed to forfeit and assign back to treasury, for no consideration, a total of 18,570,356 shares of the Company’s common stock, for which the fair value was $2,562,709, however for accounting purpose this transaction recording at par value adjustment to additional paid in capital. This transaction is related to the divesture of the previous operations to Sanammad.

On May 22, 2020 the Company issued 190,810 and 286,215 S-8 shares valued at $60,000 and $90,000 pursuant to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-8 for severance fees.

On June 10, 2020 and June 24, 2020 the Company issued 2,173,913 and 625,000 restricted shares of its common stock to third party valued at $500,000 and $100,000 pursuant to the stock purchase agreement. The cash was received in 2020, respectively.

2019 Transactions

During the period between January 1, 2019 and June 30, 2019 the Company issued total 2,000,000 shares valued $2,288,813 pursuant to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-3. The Company received $2,288,813 in cash.

On March 12, 2019 the Company issued 239,521 restricted shares of its common stock to third party valued at $400,000 pursuant to the stock purchase agreement. The cash was received in 2018.

On May 23, 2019 the Company issued 19,668 shares of its common stock to its Advisory board valued at $48,500 which were carried on the books as stock to be issued.

NOTE 15: STOCK OPTIONS

On January 02, 2019, the Company granted 2,000,000 options with an exercise price of $0.75 per share to the Company owned by Mr. John Huemoeller, Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

The following table summarizes the changes in options outstanding, option exercisability and the related prices for the shares of the Company’s common stock issued to employees and consultants under a stock option plan at June 30, 2020:

Options Outstanding

Options Exercisable

Exercise

Prices ($)

Number

Average

Remaining

Contractual

(Years)

Price ($)

The stock option activity for the year ended June 30, 2020 is as follows:

Weighted Average

Exercise Price

Outstanding at December 31, 2019

Granted

Exercised

Expired or canceled

Outstanding at June 30, 2020

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 stock-based compensation expense related to vested options was $-0-, $227,500, $-0- and $1,365,000, respectively. The Company determined the value of share-based compensation for options vesting during 2019 using the Black-Scholes fair value option-pricing model with the following weighted average assumptions: estimated fair value of Company’s common stock of $0.91, risk-free interest rate of 2.66%, volatility of 318%, expected lives of 10 years, and dividend yield of 0%.

NOTE 16: DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS

During May 2020 the Company decided to discontinue most of its operating activities pursurant to the Separation Agreement entered into by and among the Company, CanChew License Company (“CanCo”), CanChew Biotechnologies, LLC (“CanChew”), Medical Marijuana, Inc., Dr. George A. Anastassov (“Dr. Anastassov”), Dr. Philip A. Van Damme (“Dr. Van Damme”), Lekhram Changoer (“Mr. Changoer”), Sanammad Foundation, Netherlands and Sanammad Foundation, US (collectively, the “Sanammad Parties”). (see Note 1)

Pursuant to the terms of the Purchase Agreement dated as of May 6, 2020, Sanammad Parties agreed to acquire from the Company substantially all of its assets and its wholly-owned subsidiaries and to assume certain liabilities and its wholly-owned subsidiaries. Sanammad Parties agreed to pay a purchase price of $2,609,100 reflected in amount due Canchew were deemed paid in full. The sale, which was completed on May 6, 2020, did not include the Compay’s cash and certain other excluded assets and liabilities.

The assets sold and liabilities transferred in the transaction were the sole revenue generating assets of the Company. The results of operations associated with the assets sold have been reclassified into discontinued operations for periods prior to the completion of the transaction.

NOTE 16: DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS (CONTINUED)

The following is a summary of assets and liabilities sold, stock retired and gain recognized, in connection with the sale of assets to Sanammad parties:

Other current assets

Total current assets

510,017

Intangible assets, net of amortization

47,375

562,392

Notes payable

880,000

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

200,640

Due to Canchew

Stock retired

Total liabilities and equity

The gain on sale of assets was reported during the period was determined as follows:

asset sold

Total liability sold

Net gain from sales of assets and liability

2,046,708

The resulting gain from the sale will be fully offset by existing net operating loss carryforwards available to the Company.

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 the Company recognized interest expense of $2,567, $6,582, $9,076 and $13,092.

Additionally, the operating results and cash flows related to assets sold on May 06, 2020 are included in discontinued operations in the consolidated statements of operations and consolidated statements of cash flows for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019.

As of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, the Company has separately reported the asset and liabilities of the discontinued operations in the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheet in accordance with the provision of ASC 205-20. The asset and liabilities have been reflected as discontinued operations, and consist of the following:

(Unaudited)

Current asset of discontinued operations

487,814

Loan receivable

Total current assets of discontinued operations

Noncurrent assets of discontinued operations

Total noncurrent assets of discontinued operations

552,577

Due to related party

Promissory note – related party note payable

1,046,926

Total current liabilities of discontinued operations

Loss from Discontinued Operations

The sale of the majority of the assets and liabilities related to the Sanammad parties represents a strategic shift in the Company’s business. For this reason, the results of operations related to the assets and liabilities held for sale for all periods are classified as discontinued operations.

The following is a summary of the results of operations related to the assets and liabilities held for sale for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019:

Net sales

18,127

Total expenses

(2,321,852)

(2,111,430)

Gain from sale of asset and liability

Other loss

(87,383)

Income (loss) from discontinued operations

The following is a summary of net cash provided by or use in operating activities and investing activities for the assets and liabilities held for sale for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019:

Adjustment of non-cash activities

(1,809,325)

Decrease in accounts receivable

315,684

Increase in inventory

(22,203)

(74,873)

Increase in accounts payable and accrued expenses

1,075,335

895,008

The following is a summary of the results of operations related to the assets and liabilities held for sale for the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019:

(1,189,316)

(1,272,502)

The following is a summary of net cash provided by or use in operating activities and investing activities for the assets and liabilities held for sale for the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019:

13,000

Decrease (increase) in inventory

(6,197)

857,386

381,194

(181,097)

(879,058)

NOTE 17: COMMITMENT AND CONTINGENCIES

On January 2, 2019 the Company entered into the term of Executive’s employment agreement, at a base salary of $10,000 per month with John W. Huemoeller II to serve as its Chief Executive Officer. The Company and Executive acknowledge and agree that Executive’s employment hereunder shall at all times be “at will,” which means that either Executive may resign at any time for any reason or for no reason, and that the Company may terminate Executive’s employment at any time for any reason or for no reason, in either case, subject to the applicable provisions of this Agreement. In further consideration for Executive’s services and subject to the approval of the Board, Executive will be granted an option to purchase 2,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock (the “Option Shares”). The option will be subject to the terms and conditions applicable to stock options granted under the Company’s 2015 Stock Incentive Plan, as amended from time to time (the “Plan”), and as described in the Plan and the stock option agreement, which Executive will be required to sign. 50% of the Option Shares shall vest on the date of grant and the remaining 50% of the Option Shares shall vest on the 12- month anniversary of the grant date, subject to Executive’s continued employment by the Company. The exercise price per share will be equal to the fair market value per share on the date of grant, as determined by the last closing price of the Company’s common stock the day prior to grant. As of December 31, 2019 the Company recorded $1,820,000 of compensation expenses for vested stock options. Beginning in October 2019, the board decided to increase CEO base salary to $35,000 per month. As of June 30, 2020 the Company recorded $287,500 of compensation expenses for common stock issued for services.

On April 24, 2017 the company entered into an employment agreement with Robert Malasek, its Chief Financial Officer and Secretary. The agreement does not have a set term and may be terminated at any time by the Company or Mr. Malasek with proper notice. The shares were issued in the 1

quarter 2018. Beginning in October 2019, the board ratified to increase CFO base salary to $3,000 per month.

On August 21, 2018, AXIM Biotechnologies, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an agreement 

with Revive Therapeutics Ltd. (“Revive”) to begin selling the Company’s flagship nutraceutical product throughout the rapidly expanding Canadian cannabis market. The agreement defines a relationship where Revive will seek regulatory approval for AXIM’s proprietary, controlled-release functional chewing gum which contains hemp oil and cannabidiol (CBD). Under the terms of the agreement, Revive will have a minimum purchase amount annually, which increases each year for the term of the agreement.

On September 10, 2018, AXIM Biotechnologies, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a Letter of Intent (“LOI”) with Impression Healthcare Limited (“Impression”), Australia’s largest home dental impression company, for exclusive distribution of all AXIM® Biotech products throughout Australia and New Zealand.

NOTE 17: COMMITMENT AND CONTINGENCIES (CONTINUED)

Pursuant to the LOI, both parties will endeavor to enter into a definitive agreement whereby the parties will co-develop new products, initially for pre-clinical and phase 1 trials (among other clinical trials), including an oral rinse liquid targeted for the treatment of oral mucositis, strep throat, oral infections and gum disease. Pending initial discussions and an internal review of AXIM® Biotech and its product offerings, Impression will collaborate with AXIM® Biotech for the licensing and distribution of its current and future medicinal cannabis products for distribution in Australia and New Zealand. On December 20, 2018 the Company signed Exclusivity Agreement on terms that include Exclusivity period of 90 days after the date on which this agreement is executed with Impression in exchange for 10,300,000 ordinary fully paid shares in Impression at the price of A$0.02 per share and exchange rate of $0.74 AUD/USD valued $150,000 which the Company recognized as a revenue in 4

quarter of 2018. During the year ended December 31, 2019, the Company received another 2,000,000 shares and sold 7,375,000 shares. On April 14, 2020 the Company entered into deed of settlement and release with Impression Healthcare Limited and transferred 4,925,000 held shares back to Impression Healthcare Limited by way of sale and purchase, with the total amount payable by Impression Healthcare Limited to Axim for completion of the sale and purchase and transfer being the aggregate amount of $1.

On May 31, 2019, AXIM Biotechnologies, Inc. (“AXIM”) entered into a cannabinoid product supply agreement with Impression Healthcare Limited (“Impression”), Australia’s largest home dental impression company, for the supply of the AXIM’s toothpaste and mouthwash containing cannabidiol (CBD) for its clinical trial for the treatment of periodontitis. The supply agreement is in preparation for a clinical trial to test the effectiveness of CBD in treating periodontitis. The clinical trial will be performed at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. In accordance with the agreement, AXIM will supply the first batch of its patented toothpaste and mouthwash products containing CBD, along with associated placebo units for Impression to perform a randomized control clinical trial. On Apirl 14, 2020 the Company terminated its supply agreement with Impression Healthcare Limited by mutual consent of both parties.

On July 2, 2019, AXIM Biotechnologies, Inc. (“AXIM”) entered into a multi-term, non-exclusive license and distribution agreement (“Agreement”) with Colorado based gum developer, KISS Industries, LLC (“KISS Industries”). Under the terms of the Agreement, AXIM grants KISS Industries a non-exclusive license to formulate and sell products that fall within AXIM’s cannabinoid chewing gum patent in exchange for royalties to be paid to AXIM based upon KISS Industries sales in the United States and Mexico. The Agreement also grants AXIM the right to: (i) acquire 10 percent of KISS Industries under certain conditions; and (ii) match any outside future offer to acquire KISS Industries as a whole. Further, AXIM’s CEO John W. Huemoeller II will also join the Board of Directors of KISS Industries..

In exchange for this license Kiss Industries will pay Axim 6% of gross sales as a royalty on all licensed products sold by Kiss. In the territory covered by this license which is the USA and Mexico. (Minimum annual royalty $50,000). Kiss will manufacture for Axim various licensed products at a price equal to 140% of Kiss’s cost. As of December 31, 2019 and June 30, 2020 Kiss Industries did not sell any Axim’s products.

Industry Sponsored Research Agreement— SAPPHIRE BIOTECH, Inc. entered into the Industry Sponsored Research Agreement (“SRA”) effective February 7, 2020 to test and confirm the inhibitory activity of SBI-183 (exclusively licensed on January 13, 2020) and SBI-183 analogs, including those synthesized by the Company. The testing will include cell-based in vitro assays, NMR binding studies and testing to determine if SBI-183 enhances the activity of cytotoxic drugs in vitro. Animal studies will also be conducted under the SRA. Specifically, SBI-183 analogs will be evaluated in a mouse model of triple negative breast cancer using human tumor xenografts. The work will be performed over a period of one year with the total cost of the SRA totaling $150,468 paid prior to acquisition. In consideration of the License executed between Skysong Innovations and the Company, the SRA provides for a reduced overhead of 5% instead of the usual 67.7%. This overhead fee differential of $89,851 will be deferred for five (5) years with interest of 5% compounded annually. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2020, the Company recorded research and development of $33,694 and $33,694, respectively.

Operating Lease

The Company is renting an office at 45 Rockefeller Plaza 20

 Floor Suite 83, New York, NY 10111 on a month to month basis the monthly rent is $295.

Lease Agreement—On March 3, 2020, SAPPHIRE BIOTECH, Inc. entered into a 3-year lease agreement (“Lease”) to relocate to a larger space within the same business park. The new space totals 1,908 square feet with monthly base rent in the 1st year $4,713, 2nd year $4,854 and 3rd year $5,000 at implicit interest rate of 6%. Upon commencement of the Lease on April 25, 2020, the previous lease will expire.

Operating Leases - Right of Use Assets and Purchase Commitments Right of Use Assets

We have operating leases for office space that expire through 2020. Below is a summary of our right of use assets and liabilities as of June 30, 2020.

Right-of-use assets

Lease liability obligations, current

52,305

Lease liability obligations, noncurrent

104,186

Total lease liability obligations

Weighted-average remaining lease term

2.83 years

Weighted-average discount rate

The following table summarizes the lease expense for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019:

Operating lease expense

4,713*

Short-term lease expense

10,458

21,831

Total lease expense

15,171

The following table summarizes the lease expense for the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019:

10,260

*The first lease payment was made and adjusted in preacquisition cost.

Approximate future minimum lease payments for our right of use assets over the remaining lease periods as of June 30, 2020, are as follows:

Remainder of 2020

28,278

57,684

59,416

Total minimum payments

165,378

Less: amount representing interest

(8,887)

Litigation

As of June 30, 2020, 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 18: SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

On July 1, 2020 the Company issued 185,185 and 370,370 restricted shares of its common stock to third party valued at $25,000 and $50,000 pursuant to the stock purchase agreement. The cash was received subsequent to June 30, 2020.

On July 2, 2020 and July 9, 2020 the Company issued 714,285 and 1,785,714 restricted shares of its common stock to third party valued at $100,000 and $250,000 pursuant to the stock purchase agreement. The cash was received subsequent to June 30, 2020.

On July 10, 2020 the Company issued 5,141,377 restricted shares of its common stock in exchange for the conversion of $51,414 of a convertible note payable, which included $6,414 in interest.

On July 10, 2020 the Company issued 142,857 and 357,153 restricted shares of its common stock to third party valued at $20,000 and $50,000 pursuant to the stock purchase agreement. The cash was received subsequent to June 30, 2020.

On July 10, 2020 the Company issued 250,000 and 107,143 restricted shares of its common stock to third party valued at $35,000 and $15,000 pursuant to the stock purchase agreement. The cash was received subsequent to June 30, 2020

On July 14, 2020 the Company issued 200,000 restricted shares of its common stock to third party valued at $23,630 pursuant to the stock purchase agreement. The cash was received subsequent to June 30, 2020.

On July 21, 2020 the Company entered into convertible note purchase agreement with Cross & Company, the Company owed to Cross & Company $609,835 of aggregated True-Up payments and desired to satisfy the amount due in full by issuing to Cross & Company a convertible promissory note. The convertible note matures on July 21, 2032 and incurred 3.5% compounded interest paid 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 $0.37. Notwithstanding the foregoing, holder shall not be permitted to convert the note, or portion thereof, if such conversion would result in beneficial ownership by holder and its affiliates of more than 4.9% of the debtor’s outstanding common stock as of the date of conversion.

On July 22, 2020 the Company issued 65,359 and 130,719 restricted shares of its common stock to third party valued at $20,000 and $40,000 pursuant to the stock purchase agreement. The cash was received subsequent to June 30, 2020

On July 22, 2020 the Company issued 163,398 and 326,797 restricted shares of its common stock to third party valued at $50,000 and $100,000 pursuant to the stock purchase agreement. The cash was received subsequent to June 30, 2020

On July 22, 2020 the Company issued 816,993 and 65,359 restricted shares of its common stock to third party valued at $250,000 and $20,000 pursuant to the stock purchase agreement. The cash was received subsequent to June 30, 2020

On August 4, 2020 the Company issued 141,243 restricted shares of its common stock to third party valued at $50,000 pursuant to the stock purchase agreement. The cash was received subsequent to June 30, 2020.

Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION

We file annual, quarterly and current reports, proxy statements and other information required by the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). You may read and copy any document we file with the SEC at the SEC’s public reference room located at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20549, U.S.A. Please call the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330 for further information on the public reference room. Our SEC filings are also available to the public from the SEC’s internet site at 

On our Internet website, 

http://www.aximbiotech.com

, we post the following recent filings as soon as reasonably practicable after they are electronically filed with or furnished to the SEC: our annual reports on Form 10-K, our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, our current reports on Form 8-K, and any amendments to those reports filed or furnished pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act.

When we use the terms “AXIM”, “Company”, “we”, “our” and “us” we mean Axim Biotechnologies, Inc., a Nevada corporation, and its consolidated subsidiaries, taken as a whole, as well as any predecessor entities, unless the context otherwise indicates.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, the other reports, statements, and information that the Company has previously filed with or furnished to, or that we may subsequently file with or furnish to, the SEC and public announcements that we have previously made or may subsequently make include, may include, or may incorporate by reference certain statements that may be deemed to be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended, and that are intended to enjoy the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements provided by that Act. To the extent that any statements made in this report contain information that is not historical, these statements are essentially forward-looking. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “anticipate”, “estimate”, “plan”, “project”, “continuing”, “ongoing”, “expect”, “believe”, “intend”, “may”, “will”, “should”, “could”, and other words of similar meaning. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that cannot be predicted or quantified and, consequently, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, marketability of our products; legal and regulatory risks associated with trading publicly; our ability to raise additional capital to finance our activities; the future trading of our common stock; our ability to operate as a public company; our ability to protect our proprietary information; general economic and business conditions; the volatility of our operating results and financial condition; our ability to attract or retain qualified senior management personnel and research and development staff; and other risks detailed from time to time in our filings with the SEC, or otherwise.

Information regarding market and industry statistics contained in this report is included based on information available to us that we believe is accurate. It is generally based on industry and other publications that are not produced for purposes of securities offerings or economic analysis. Forecasts and other forward-looking information obtained from these sources are subject to the same qualifications and the additional uncertainties accompanying any estimates of future market size, revenue and market acceptance of products and services. We do not undertake any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements. As a result, investors should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.

Overview

Axim Biotechnologies, Inc., a Nevada corporation, was originally incorporated in the State of Nevada on November 18, 2010, under the name AXIM International, Inc. On July 24, 2014, we changed our name to AXIM Biotechnologies, Inc. to better reflect our business operations. Our principal corporate headquarters are located at 6191 Cornerstone Court, E., Suite 114, San Diego, CA 92121. Our website address is www.aximbiotech.com. The information contained on, or that can be accessed through, our website is not a part of this prospectus. The trademarks, trade names and service marks appearing in this prospectus are the property of their respective owners.

Acquisition of Sapphire Biotech, Inc.

On March 17, 2020, the Company entered into a Share Exchange Agreement (“Agreement”) with Sapphire Biotech, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Sapphire”) and all of the Sapphire stockholders (collectively, the “Sapphire Stockholders”). Following the closing of the transaction, Sapphire became a wholly owned subsidiary of AXIM.

Current Operations Following the Acquisition of Sapphire Biotech, Inc.

As we look forward to the next 12 months year with the acquisition of Sapphire Biotech,

we anticipate that we

will advance our mission of improving global cancer care through the development of novel therapeutics for controlling 

metastatic cancer

 spread, and diagnostics for early cancer detection, response to treatment, and for monitoring post-treatment recurrence. We have made significant progress with our lead therapeutic drug candidate, SPX-1009, having successfully completed

studies. As we commence our animal studies, we plan to prove that SPX-1009 will demonstrate its ability to block cancerous tumor growth and the spread of metastasis

in vivo

, a key milestone for 2020. This year, we also anticipate completing the development of our universal companion diagnostic test to measure the efficacy of cancer treatment by tracking QSOX1 levels in blood.

Anticipated Milestones for 2020

Sapphire has been investigating the enzyme Quiescin Sulfhydryl Oxidase 1 (QSOX1), a master regulator of extracellular matrix remodeling, and its overexpression by tumor cells. Overexpression of QSOX1 has been unambiguously linked to promoting tumor invasion and metastasis. One of the Company’s co-founders, Dr. Douglas Lake, has discovered that a small molecule SBI-183 inhibited the enzymatic activity of QSOX1 and as a result suppressed tumor cell invasion

and metastasis of breast tumor cells

. Through its medicinal chemistry efforts the Company synthesized multiple structural analogs of SBI-183 and unveiled SPX-1009 lead compound that demonstrated ten-fold improvement in suppressing invasion and metastasis in several cancer models.

The Company believes that its therapeutic drug development strategy targeting the metastatic spread is a unique, novel and pioneering approach to saving lives. The near-term objective of the Company is to demonstrate the ability of its lead anti-QSOX1 drug candidates to suppress tumor growth and metastasis and to advance them into pre-clinical studies.

Additionally, the Company believes that QSOX1 has a significant potential to be developed into an important biomarker for liquid biopsy cancer test. The Company anticipates that ongoing diagnostic product development in 2020 will result in a commercial prototype in early 2021 of a universal companion diagnostic to measure the efficacy of any ongoing cancer treatments based on measuring QSOX1 levels. Ultimately, the Company aims to develop a blood test that makes possible the early detection of cancer.

The Company’s anticipated key milestone achievements for 2020 include:

Diagnostic Product Development

Immunohistochemistry (IHC) Diagnostic Test 

Development of an IHC test using existing proprietary anti-QSOX1 polyclonal antibodies and novel monoclonal antibodies. The company will test the top 3-4 proprietary antibodies on different tumor types, utilizing commercial tissue arrays for rapid screening and discovery, and subsequently, collaborate with pathology labs for evaluation by practicing oncologists.

Status: Ongoing

Universal Companion Diagnostic Test 

The company has developed proprietary assays to detect QSOX1 levels in patients undergoing cancer treatment. Sapphire has already tested over 200 bladder cancer samples seeking to establish a correlation of QSOX1 levels with tumor progression/regression. In addition, the Company’s test is currently the subject of an ongoing clinical trial relating to pancreatic cancer samples. Ongoing testing

will continue throughout 2020. The Company has signed an agreement with Translational Drug Development, LLC (TD2) to conduct retrospective mouse studies to measure QSOX1 levels in tissue as well as blood as tumors continue to progress.

Status: Animal studies to commence mid-April with expected duration of 8-12 weeks.

Universal Cancer Biomarker

The Company continues research and development relating to QSOX1 with the objective of studying QSOX1 levels in the blood at various stages of cancer. QSOX1 overexpression in tissues of cancer patients has been documented in various studies, but additional work is required with the blood of cancer patients to make the correlation between QSOX1 levels with various cancer stages. The ultimate goal is to validate QSOX1 as a blood biomarker for cancer. Breast, lung and pancreatic cancer-focused validation studies are planned for 2020.

Status: Ongoing.

Therapeutic Product Development

Pre-Clinical Animal Studies/Stage 1: SPX-1009 Safety & Efficacy  

The Company has signed an agreement with TD2 to determine the effectiveness of its lead drug candidate SPX-1009 to block the spread of metastasis. The animal studies will be conducted in a mouse model of triple-negative breast cancer using human tumor xenografts. The study will entail the injection of human tumor cells into the mice to grow as a primary tumor that will also metastasize to the lungs. Mice will be administered SPX-1009 and SBI-183 to measure tumor growth/metastasis as compared with control mice. Concurrently a pharmacokinetics (pK) study will be conducted with SPX-1009 to evaluate its absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion profile early in development.

Status: Animal studies to begin mid-April, 2020 with an expected duration of 5-6 weeks.

Pre-Clinical Animal Studies/ Stage 2: SPX-1009 Efficacy in Combination Therapy. 

The Company plans to conduct Stage 2 Animal Studies with SPX-1009 at the TD2 facility. The study will test the concept of combination therapy of SPX-1009 with several cytotoxic drugs. The purpose is to assess tumor cell survival and invasion in the presence of several cytotoxic drugs and immune checkpoint inhibitor antibodies in combination with SPX-1009 in 2 breast cancer and 2 pancreatic cancer cell lines. The determination will be made regarding the synergy or additive effects occurring during the administration of SPX-1009 and several cytotoxic drugs.

Status: Estimated to begin June 2020.

Clinical Human Studies  

Upon successful completion of Pre-Clinical Animal Studies Stages 1 & 2, we anticipate identifying an Institutional Review Board to review and approve its protocol to conduct research and testing with humans and/or human tissues.

Status: Estimated 1

Quarter, 2021.

Milestones 2019 to Date

On January 1, 2019, Sapphire Biotech, Inc., an Arizona State University startup in partnership with Mayo Clinic, is formed to develop novel therapeutic approaches for the treatment of cancer.

On February 4, 2019, Sapphire tests 200 bladder cancer patient samples from Mayo Clinic to validate a unique biomarker to detect cancer. For the first time, Sapphire isolates the QSOX1 Long (QSOX1-L) splice variant as a biomarker in serum for bladder cancer and possibly other cancers. Sapphire develops a prototype rapid diagnostic test that measures levels of QSOX1-L in blood.

On April 4, 2019, Sapphire announced the discovery of a new biomarker for the detection of certain cancers in blood and files for patent protection. Sapphire discovers QSOX1-L, which is highly specific for the presence of cancer in blood and has the potential to be detected earlier than circulating tumor cells.

On August 21, 2019, a clinical trial begins to evaluate Sapphire’s rapid diagnostic test to detect the QSOX1 peptide in patients with or at risk for pancreatic cancer. The purpose of the trial is to evaluate the diagnostic potential of Sapphire’s test to detect QSOX1 in patients with or at risk for pancreatic cancer.

September 5, 2019, Sapphire Biotech files for a Small Business Investigational Research grant to develop potent and soluble analogs of SBI-183, a compound that has been shown to inhibit tumor growth and metastasis. Ultimately, Sapphire’s goal is to develop a therapeutic treatment for cancers that overexpress QSOX1.

Application is in final review for Funding.

On September 26, 2019, Axim Biotechnologies and Sapphire Biotech enter into Joint Venture to develop polyfunctional cannabidiol derivatives with the higher potency.

On October 25, 2019, Sapphire Biotech files two patent applications for anti-metastatic compounds to treat cancer and prevent metastasis.

On December 5, 2019, Sapphire Biotech files patent application for the anti-metastatic compound to suppress tumor cell growth and block metastasis. Identified as SPX-1009, the compound is an analog of SBI-183, and

testing demonstrates ten-fold greater potency than the parent compound.

On January 13, 2020, Sapphire Biotech enters into an agreement with Skysong Innovations, LLC for an exclusive license to technology relating to SBI-183, an anti-metastatic compound suppressing tumor cell growth and blocking metastasis (and grants equity to Mayo Clinic Ventures and Arizona State University).

On February 6, 2020, Sapphire Biotech signs Sponsored Research Agreement (SRA) with Arizona State University to conduct

testing and

pre-clinical animal studies re cancer inhibitory agents that will prevent metastases.

On March 18, 2020, Axim Biotechnologies announces the acquisition of Sapphire Biotech.

On March 24, 2020, Sapphire announces the completion of

in-vitro

on the new compound, SPX-1009 proving ten-fold greater inhibition of tumor metastasis than parent compound SBI-183 following testing of over 80 analogs.

On March 27, 2020, Sapphire Biotech signs an agreement with TD2 to initiate animal studies to evaluate the efficacy of SPX-1009 as an anti-metastatic treatment and to measure levels of QSOX1 as a potential companion diagnostic test.

Cannabinoid Development

Although AXIM is transitioning its focus from a cannabinoid biotech to a cancer biotech company there is still a crossover and a potential large market opportunity. That is because cannabinoids are showing to exert various palliative effects in cancer patients and cannabinoids are proving to inhibit the growth of different types of tumor cells, in laboratory animals. Additionally, drug cocktails are a promising strategy for diseases such as cancer, because cocktails can be more effective than individual drugs and can overcome problems of drug resistance. A recent study showed that mice treated with both

CBD oil and chemotherapy

survived almost 3x longer than

alone.

Other studies in vitro and in vivo focusing on pancreatic cancer found that cannabinoids can help slow tumor growth, reduce tumor invasion, and induce tumor cell death. A 2019 study indicated that CBD could provoke cell death and make glioblastoma cells more sensitive to radiation, but with no effect on healthy cells. A study in experimental models of colon cancer in vivo suggests that CBD may inhibit the spread of colorectal cancer cells. Other research demonstrated the efficacy of CBD in pre-clinical models of metastatic breast cancer. The study found that CBD significantly reduced breast cancer cell proliferation and invasion.

However, there is a huge problem, cannabinoids are not water-soluble.

Cannabinoids are lipophilic molecules (i.e., oil-based compounds that are not soluble in water). This means that when you place extracted hemp oils into water, they float. Cannabionoids in their natural lipophilic state do not mix with water and will not dissolve in the water. This has always been the problem for oil-based compounds—because the human body is 60% water, they have difficulty dissolving, and more importantly, absorbing these molecules.

The term “water solubility” refers to a compound’s ability to dissolve into water at a specific temperature. The term bioavailability refers to the amount of active ingredient in the compound, which makes it into the bloodstream. If an ingredient is injected directly into the bloodstream, it is 100% bioavailability.

When CBD is ingested, it is absorbed by the digestive system. From the stomach, the compounds enter the hepatic portal system, where they are carried through into the liver. The liver then metabolizes the CBD molecules, in what’s referred to as the “first pass effect.” Here, CBD can be significantly broken down before reaching the blood.

Other reasons for decreased oral bioavailability include destruction of the drug by gastric acidity, intestinal membrane enzymes, complexion with food constituents or bacterial enzymes. Foods, especially fat, can slow gastric emptying. Absorption can be limited by the short transit period of the drug through the small intestine (2-4 hours). These functions act on CBD, reducing the concentration of the compounds before passing on what remains to the bloodstream. The first pass metabolism effects a large portion of the CBD and its metabolites are excreted, which means that a lot of the benefits are literally flushed away. Lastly there are questions about liver toxicity, especially in large doses.

It is estimated that the bioavailability of CBD is as low as 5-10 percent going through the stomach into the bloodstream.

Axim’s New Solution

We have been working for the last several months in the laboratory to develop water soluble polyfuncitional cannabinoids. We recently perfected our reaction process and have filed for a new patent.

It shows that our CBD molecule is about 338x more water-soluble than CBD. To put it into perspective, if one dissolves 1G of CBD in water-octanol mixture, only 3.9 micrograms of it will end up in water; while for 1G of our new polyfunctional CBD 1,318 micrograms will go into water.

We believe this could be a game changer for the entire cannabinoid world.

Anticipated Milestones for 2020 Cannabinoid Development

We now plan to generate next generation multifunctional cannabinoid constructs that may produce more potent response then individual cannabinoid molecules with an added benefit of being more water-soluble and bioavailable. The newly generated compounds will then be tested in several cell-based assays alongside with corresponding individual cannabinoids and mixtures thereof.

Another advantage of such hybrid systems is that bioactive compounds can be specifically tailored to have a broad spectrum of receptor affinities

single administration of a chimeric compound instead of a specific ratio of two different compounds. This is especially true for heterobifunctional compounds comprised of CBD and CBG molecules. While action of CBD is well understood and includes anti-epileptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-biotic and other activities, the biological function of CBG is still poorly understood. It is believed that CBG is beneficial for cardiac health, helps heal inflammatory bowel disease and, most important, inhibits growth of colon cancer. The CBD-CBG hybrid may prove to have synergystic effects, which combined with improved solubility and bioavailability will provide a general new platform for the design of future cannabinoid-based drugs.

Bifunctional Cannabinoids

Next we are planning to synthesize combinations of cannabinoids: (1) CBD-CBD; (2) CBD -CBG; and (3) CBG-CBG. Three differently sized linkers will be used to determine best possible balance between water-solubility and activity. Hence, 9 different compounds will be produced in this section. These new chemical entities will be tested side by side with individual CBD/CBDA and CBG/CBGA molecules for solubility and activity (see below).

Multifunctional Cannabinoids

We plan to expand the bifunctional strategy to include three, four, … and more poly-valent CBD/CBG constructs over the next 12 months. Such linkers can be modified with the same or different cannabinoid molecules, which will further enhance their effectiveness, may produce unexpected and diverse effects, while at the same time supporting good water solubility and bioavailability. Additionally, such multifunctional constructs will allow labeling with different tracers. For example, a unique feature is the ability to add two cannabinoid molecules and a fluorescent or radioactive label. This will give us a unique opportunity to track biodistribution of the cannabinoid hybrids throughout cells or even live animals.

Biological Activity

The biological activity of the resulting compounds will be tested against native (unconjugated) CBD, CBG, CBDA and CBGA in functional binding, antibacterial/antifungal, and cancer proliferation assays as follows.

Antimicrobial assays: DH10B

E. coli

cells will be grown in our lab overnight, at 37C at 270 rpm rotation in LB medium with streptomycin (0.1%) to a cell density of 2 x 10

CFUmL

. In control experiments, the above procedure will be repeated with no compound in the culture as a negative control.

Cancer proliferation assay and Cancer cell migration assay tests are planned using human breast cancer cell lines,

MDA-MB-231 and MCF-7

, The assays will be performed exactly as specified by the manufacturer’s protocol.

Pre-Clinical Animal Studies/ Stage 1: Polyfunctional Cannabinoids Efficacy in Combination Therapy. Axim plans to conduct Stage 1 Animal Studies with our polyfunctional cannabinoids together with drug compound SPX-1009 and several cytotoxic drugs at the TD2 facility. The purpose is to assess tumor cell survival and invasion in the presence of several cytotoxic drugs and immune checkpoint inhibitor antibodies in combination with our polyfunctional cannabinoids, SPX-1009 in 2 breast cancer and 2 pancreatic cancer cell lines. The determination will be made regarding the synergy or additive effects occurring during the administration of polyfunctional cannabinoids, SPX-1009 and several cytotoxic drugs.

Upon successful completion of Pre-Clinical Animal Studies with Polyfunctional Cannabinoids, we anticipate identifying an Institutional Review Board to review and approve its protocol to conduct research and testing with humans and/or human tissues.

Anticipated Expenses

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

Intellectual Property

Currently, our intellectual property includes patents, trademarks and other proprietary, confidential and/or trade secret information. Our patent applications include fourteen (14) patent application families for oral care compositions, sugar alcohol kneading method, cosmetics, THC extraction method, antimicrobial compositions, nicotine dependence treatment gum, opioid dependence treatment gum, restless leg treatment gum, suppositories, method to treat psoriasis, method to treat atopic dermatitis, method to treat vitiligo, chewing gum for treatment of migraine, and polyfunctional cannabinoids. Eleven (11) of our patent applications are in non-provisional stage in the U.S., and twelve (12) are currently in national stage in foreign jurisdictions. Our patents include nine (9) patents, for ophthalmic solutions, method to use the ophthalmic solution to treat glaucoma and conjunctivitis, two patents on process to extract THC, two patents on suppositories, oral care compositions, method to treat atopic dermatitis, and anti-microbial powder; and two (2) licensed patents (chewing gum containing cannabidiol, and chewing gum containing cannabinoids, covering all cannabinoids, including THC). We are in the process of developing and filing more patent applications.

We have twenty nine (29) 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, Cannanimals, CanQuit, CannaCoal, CanChui, CanShu, Oraximax, ReneCann, OpthoCann, Cannonich, Cannocyn, HempChew, SuppoCann, CanChew, CanChew Hemp CBD Gum, CanChew Rx, MedChew, CanChew Plus, CanQuit OC, MedChew GP, MedChew RL, CanChew +, CanChew +10, CanChew +50, CanChew +100, Hangover Gum, Wellness Gum, and Hole in One. Corresponding trademark applications have been filed in other jurisdictions have received registration or are pending. We also recently acquired a U.S. registered trademark “Chemogum.”

Market, Customers and Distribution Methods

Our focus is on the development of innovative pharmaceutical, nutraceutical 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 primarily end consumers via Internet sales, direct-to-consumer health and wellness stores, collectives, cooperatives, affiliate sales and master distributors. Secondarily, we are targeting manufacturers 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. There are also large, well-funded companies that currently do not offer hemp-based products but may do so in the future.

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. These suppliers are based in The Netherlands. In addition, the Company entered into Joint Venture contract to own industrial hemp production of the harvest yield in Wayne County, North Carolina through KAM Industries, LLC.

Government Regulation

On December 20, 2018, the 2018 Farm Bill was signed into law. The law went

into effect on January 1st, 2019.

As a consequence of the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp has now been permanently removed from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). It is now deemed an agricultural commodity, no longer able to be classified as a controlled substance, like marijuana. Furthermore, by redefining hemp to include its “extracts, cannabinoids and derivatives,” Congress explicitly removed popular hemp products – such as hemp-derived CBD — from the purview of the CSA. 

Accordingly, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) no longer has any claim to interfere with the interstate commerce of hemp products, so as long as the THC level is at or below 0.3%. State and Tribal governments may impose separate restrictions or requirements on hemp growth and the sale of hemp products. However, they cannot interfere with the interstate transport of hemp or hemp products.

We believe that the 2018 Farm Bill should give comfort to federally regulated institutions, pharmacies, banks, merchant services, credit card companies, e-commerce sites and advertising platforms, to conduct commerce with the hemp and hemp CBD industry.

On September 27, 2018,

the Department of Justice and Drug Enforcement Administration announced that Epidiolex, the newly approved medication by the Food & Drug Administration, is being placed in Schedule V of the Controlled Substances Act, the least restrictive schedule of the

federal Controlled Substances Act of 1970 (the “CSA”)

On June 26

2018, the FDA announced it approved Epidiolex for the treatment of seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome, in patients two years of age and older.

Epidiolex contains cannabidiol (CBD), a chemical constituent of the cannabis plant (commonly referred to as marijuana). The CBD in Epidiolex is extracted from the cannabis plant and is the first FDA-approved drug to contain a purified extract from the plant. Schedule V drugs represents the least potential for abuse.

Schedule V drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with lower potential for abuse than Schedule IV and consist of preparations containing limited quantities of certain narcotics. Schedule V drugs are generally used for antidiarrheal, antitussive, and analgesic purposes. Some examples of Schedule V drugs are: cough preparations with less than 200 milligrams of codeine or per 100 milliliters (Robitussin AC), Lomotil, Motofen, Lyrica, and Parepectolin.

Despite the approvals by the FDA and DEA for Epidiolex, any of these foregoing factors, many of which are beyond our control, could jeopardize our ability to obtain regulatory approval for and successfully market our planned products. Moreover, because our business is almost entirely dependent upon these product candidates, any such setback in our pursuit of regulatory approval would have a material adverse effect on our business and prospects.

Employees

As of August 14, 2020, we have 3 full-time employees and 1 part-time employee. 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.

The following discussion of our financial condition and results of operations for the period ended June 30, 2020 should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and the notes to those statements that are included elsewhere in this Report on Form 10-Q. Our discussion includes forward-looking statements based upon current expectations that involve risks and uncertainties, such as our plans, objectives, expectations and intentions. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors. We use words such as “anticipate”, “estimate”, “plan”, “project”, “continuing”, “ongoing”, “expect”, “believe”, “intend”, “may”, “will”, “should”, “could”, and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements.

Comparison of the six months and three months ended June 30, 2020 to June 30, 2019.

For the six months periods ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, our revenues from continuing operations totaled $-0- and $-0-, respectively, our revenues from discontinued operations totaled $7,990 and $110,149, respectively.

$ Change

% Change

Period Ended

30-June-20

30-June-19

100.00%

205.36%

Advertising and promotions

362,487

86,683

275,804

318.18%

Travel and entertainment expenses

14,349

46,463

(32,114)

(69.12%)

Office/Other expenses

73,698

72,181

Impairment and amortization

114.15%

Licenses and permits

54,271

50,931

1,524.88%

Legal and other fees

221,882

109,470

112,412

102.69%

Offices salary and wages

294,399

85,500

208,899

244.33%

Consulting fees

33,000

47,500

(14,500)

(30.53%)

Compensation costs

(1,356,800)

(99.40%)

Audit fees

81,703

74,000

10.41%

Filing fees

(1,660)

(25.31%)

Insurance expense

62,166

50,843

11,323

22.27%

Directors fees

105,000

(61.90%)

Total Operating expenses from continuing operations

(668,142)

(32.48%)

Our operating expenses from continuing operations for the six months periods ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, were $1,389,232 and $2,057,374, respectively. Our operating expenses from discontinued operations for the six months periods ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, were $2,321,776 and $2,098,339, respectively. The changes for the six months period ended June 30, 2020, were primarily due to the separation (note 17) and no compensation costs recorded for the six months period ended June 30, 2020. The Company spend more of money on advertising and promotions. The Company incurred $6,763 and $3,158 of amortization and impairment expense on intangible assets during the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

For the three months periods ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, our revenues from continuing operations totaled $-0- and $-0-, respectively, our revenues from discontinued operations totaled $849 and $93,088, respectively.

410.73%

42,476

37,943

11.95%

31,074

(29,771)

(95.81%)

30,348

46,119

(15,771)

(34.20%)

35.11%

134,014

53,288

80,726

151.49%

189,399

30,000

159,399

531.33%

24,000

23,500

(227,500)

(100.00%)

61,703

16,500

45,203

273.96%

(1,728)

(33.00%)

30,994

25,504

21.53%

85,000

(70,000)

(82.35%)

79,419

13.61%

Our operating expenses from continuing operations for the three months periods ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, were $662,894 and $583,443, respectively. Our operating expenses (income) from discontinued operations for the three months periods ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, were $1,186,750 and $1,265,920, respectively. The changes for the three months period ended June 30, 2020, were primarily due to the separation (note 17) and no compensation costs recorded for the three months period ended June 30, 2020. The Company incurred $3,125 and $-0- of amortization and impairment expense on intangible assets during the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

Other (Income) expenses:

During the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, the Company recorded a change in FMV of trading securities as unrealized gain (loss) and realized gain (loss) of $-0-, $(109,040), $113,400 and $-0-, respectively. During the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, the Company recorded a change in FMV of trading securities as unrealized gain (loss) and realized gain (loss) of $(104,705), $(109,040), $138,400 and $-0-, respectively.

Our interest expense of continuing operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, was $55,957, $49,388, $106,075 and $98,225; respectively. Our interest expense of discontinued operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, was $2,567, $6,582, $9,076 and $13,092; respectively.

The Company incurred $22,071, $18,662, $41,432 and $37,325 amortization expense on debt discount during the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

Going concern

The Company’s unaudited condensed consolidated 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 $1,821,609 and has an accumulated deficit of $37,547,798, has cash used in continuing operating activities of $976,745 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.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019

Provided

by/Used

Activities

Net cash used in continuing operating activities and discontinued operating activities was $976,745 and $797,939 respectively for the six months ended June 30, 2020, as compared to net cash used of $605,319 and $1,273,168 for the six months ended June 30, 2019. The cash used in operating activities is primarily attributable to our net loss from operations of $2,107,756 and offset by net changes in the balances of operating assets and liabilities and non-cash expenses. For the six months ended June 30, 2020 stock-based compensation was $287,500 and amortization of debt discount was $41,432. For the six months ended June 30, 2019 these non-cash expenses were stock-based compensation of $1,380,000 and amortization of $37,325. For the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 the Company recorded increase to accounts payable and accrued expenses $209,784 and $284,460 of continuing operating activities.

Provided by

Investing

Net cash provided by investing activities during the period ended June 30, 2020 was $8,986 comparted to $-0- for the same period in 2019 due to $79,814 cash acquired in Sapphire acquisition offset by cash used in equipment purchase for $70,828.

Financing

Net cash provided by financing activities during the six months period ended June 30, 2020, was $2,145,500 including $65,000 used in discontinued financing activities compared to $2,281,313 for the same period in 2019. The Company has successfully raised significant capital in exchange for its common stock for the six months ended June 30, 2020.

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 unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

Recently issued accounting standards

The Company has a long-term operating lease, and the long-term operating lease only took effect in April 2020. Thus, the adoption of ASC 842 had no impact on the condensed consolidated financial statements.

, which clarifies when transactions between participants in a collaborative arrangement are within the scope of the FASB’s revenue standard, Topic 606. The standard is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019 and interim periods within those fiscal years, with early adoption permitted. We adopted this standard on its effective date of January 1, 2020. We do not expect the adoption of this ASU to have a material impact on our consolidated financial position, results of operations, cash flows, or presentation thereof.

, that changes the guidance for determining whether a decision-making fee paid to a decision makers and service providers are variable interests. The guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019 and interim periods within those fiscal years, with early adoption permitted. We adopted this standard on its effective date of January 1, 2020. The adoption of this ASU to have a material impact on our consolidated financial position, results of operations, cash flows, or presentation thereof.

ASU 2018-15 aligns the requirements for capitalizing implementation costs incurred in a hosting arrangement that is a service contract with the requirements for capitalizing implementation costs incurred to develop or obtain internal-use software. The standard is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, including interim periods within those fiscal years, with early adoption permitted. We adopted this standard on its effective date of January 1, 2020. We determined that it had no material impact of this ASU on our financial position, results of operations, cash flows, or presentation thereof.

In August 2018, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2018-13, “

Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820): Disclosure Framework-Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Fair Value Measurement

.” This ASU eliminates, adds and modifies certain disclosure requirements for fair value measurements as part of its disclosure framework project. The standard is effective for all entities for financial statements issued for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, and interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption is permitted. The adoption of this guidance is not expected to have a material impact on the Company’s financial statements.

Foreign Currency Transactions

Our Foreign currency gain (loss) were $26 and $624 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020, and ($368) and $(750) for the same period in 2019.

Item 3. 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 4. 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 June 30, 2020, 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 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. 

These limitations preclude the board and management from having absolute assurance of the achievement of the entity’s objectives. Even an effective control system provides reasonable but not absolute assurances.

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 June 30, 2020. 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 effective as of June 30, 2020. Management, board of directors, and other personnel use judgment every day to select, develop, and deploy controls across the Company. Management, among other personnel apply judgement as they monitor and assess the effectiveness of the system of internal control.

Attestation Report of the Registered Public Accounting Firm

This 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

The Company has formal Compensation, Audit, Nominating and Governance Committees. Management and the Board established controls over financial reporting through policies and procedures that help ensure that management’s directives to mitigate risks to the achievement of objectives are carried out. Control activities are performed at all levels of the entity, at various levels within day-to-day procedures, and over technology environment. The Company’s control over financial reporting includes combination of preventive and detective controls and encompass a range of manual and automated activities such as authorizations and approvals, verifications, reconciliations, cash management and banking activities, and business performance reviews.

Inherent Limitations of Internal Controls

Internal control provides reasonable assurance of achieving entity’s objectives, limitations do exist. Internal control cannot prevent bad judgment or decisions, or external events that can cause the Company to fail to achieve its operational goals. However, even an effective system of internal control can experience a failure. The limitations include, but not limited to: suitability of objectives established as a precondition to internal control; reality that human judgment in decision making can be faulty and subject to bias; breakdowns that can occur because of human failures such as simple errors; ability of management to override internal control; ability of management, other personnel, and/or third parties to circumvent controls through collusion; external events beyond the organization’s control. Notwithstanding these inherent limitations, management is aware of them when selecting, developing, and deploying controls that minimize, to the extent practical, these limitations. Segregation of duties is built into the selection and development of control activities. Where segregation of duties is not practical, management selects and develops alternative control activities. Ongoing evaluations are built into business process at different hierarchy levels of the Company and provide timely information. Findings are evaluated against criteria established by regulations, recognized standard-setting bodies or management and the board of directors, and deficiencies are communicated to management and the board of directors as appropriate.

PART II — OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1. Legal Proceedings.

We are subject to litigation, claims, investigations and audits arising from time to time in the ordinary course of our business. However, at this time, we are not aware on any material pending, threatened or unasserted claims.

Item 1A. Risk Factors.

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds.

On March 17, 2020 the company acquired 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of Sapphire by means of a share exchange with the Sapphire Stockholders in exchange for 54,000,000 restricted shares of its common stock.

On May 6, 2020, the Company entered into an agreement with Sanammad Foundation, the Sanammad Parties agreed to forfeit and assign back to treasury, for no consideration, a total of 18,570,356 shares of the Company’s common stock.

On May 22, 2020 the Company issued 190,810 and 286,215 S-8 shares valued at $20,000 and $35,000 pursuant to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-8 for severance.

The issuance of securities described above were deemed to be exempt from registration under the Securities Act in reliance on Section 4(a)(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, if any, 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.

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities.

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures.

Not applicable

Item 5. Other Information.

On January 2, 2019 Dr. George Anastassov resigned as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AXIM Biotechnologies, Inc. Dr. Anastassov’s resignation was not because of any disagreements with the Company on matters relating to its operations, policies and practices. Dr. Anastassov will retain the title of Founder in a consulting role with the Company. The Board of Directors of the Company appointed Mr. John W. Huemoeller II as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer.

Effective April 2, 2019, Blake N. Schroeder resigned as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Schroeder’s resignation was not because of any disagreements with the Company on matters relating to its operations, policies and practices. 

On April 3, 2019, pursuant to the Company’s Amended and Restated Bylaws, the holder of the Company’s Series C Preferred Stock appointed Mauricio Javier Gatto-Bellora to fill the director seat vacated by the resignation of Mr. Schroeder.

On April 3, 2019, the Company’s Board of Directors appointed Mauricio Javier Gatto-Bellora as a member of the Company’s Audit, Compensation and Nominating and Governance Committees.

On May 6, 2020, the Company bought back 500,000 shares of Series B Preferred stock and retired it.

Effective May 6, 2020, Dr. George Anastassov resigned as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors. Dr. George Anastassov’s resignation was not because of any disagreements with the Company on matters relating to its operations, policies and practices. 

Effective May 6, 2020, Lekhram Changoer resigned as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors. Lekhram Changoer’s resignation was not because of any disagreements with the Company on matters relating to its operations, policies and practices. 

Effective May 6, 2020, Dr. Philip Van Damme resigned as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors. Dr. Philip Van Damme’s resignation was not because of any disagreements with the Company on matters relating to its operations, policies and practices. 

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 4

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 March 20, 2018 the Company issued 50,000 restricted shares of its common stock and recorded $235,000 compensation expense. On May 15, 2018 the Company agreed to pay Dr. George Anastassov a bonus of $15,000 per month as a compensation. The Company recorded $120,000 of additional expense for the year ended December 31, 2019 as part of this bonus arrangement.

On January 2, 2019 Dr. George Anastassov resigned as the Chief Executive Officer of Axim Biotechnologies, Inc. On May 6, 2020, Dr. George Anastassov resigned as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors

On January 2, 2019 the Company entered into the term of Executive’s employment agreement, at a base salary of $10,000 per month with John W. Huemoeller II to serve as its Chief Executive Officer. The Company and Executive acknowledge and agree that Executive’s employment hereunder shall at all times be “at will,” which means that either Executive may resign at any time for any reason or for no reason, and that the Company may terminate Executive’s employment at any time for any reason or for no reason, in either case, subject to the applicable provisions of this Agreement. In further consideration for Executive’s services and subject to the approval of the Board, Executive will be granted an option to purchase 2,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock (the “Option Shares”). The option will be subject to the terms and conditions applicable to stock options granted under the Company’s 2015 Stock Incentive Plan, as amended from time to time (the “Plan”), and as described in the Plan and the stock option agreement, which Executive will be required to sign. 50% of the Option Shares shall vest on the date of grant and the remaining 50% of the Option Shares shall vest on the 12- month anniversary of the grant date, subject to Executive’s continued employment by the Company. The exercise price per share will be equal to the fair market value per share on the date of grant, as determined by the last closing price of the Company’s common stock the day prior to grant. Beginning in October 2019, the board decided to increase CEO base salary to $35,000 per month.

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 May 6, 2020, Mr. Lekhram Changoer resigned as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors

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. In April, 2017 the Company entered in employment agreement with Robert Malasek its, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary. The agreement does not have a set term and may be terminated by any time by the Company or Mr. Robert Malasek with proper notice. Under the agreement Mr. Malasek receives a monthly base compensation of $1,000 and on March 20, 2018 issued unrestricted 50,000 shares of the Company’s common stock. In April 2019 the Company agreed to increase monthly base compensation to $3,000 effective April 1, 2019.

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. As of June 30, 2020, the principal balance of this note was $484,478 and $63,275 in accrued interest.

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 June 30, 2020, this note has not been converted, the principal balance of this note was $1,000,000 and $131,055 in accrued interest.

On November 27, 2018 the Company extinguished debt with Investor. Investor had proposed a financing transaction pursuant to which the Company will satisfy and retire the Original Note and Original Note current balance in simultaneous exchange for and upon delivery by the Company of a (1) new Convertible Promissory Note in the principal amount of $4,000,000 (the “Exchange Note”), and (2) 250,000 shares of the Company’s restricted common stock (the “Origination Shares”). On December 19, 2018 the Company entered into Amendment to Securities Purchase Agreement with Investor. Pursuant to amendments, the amount of Origination Shares increased from 250,000 to 400,000 shares of Company’s Common Stock.

On November 27, 2018, simultaneously, Investor and the Company entered in Debt Exchange Agreement with Medical Marijuana Inc. As part of this agreement Investor will exchange and deliver the AXIM note to Medical Marijuana in exchange for a Convertible Promissory note. Axim consented to the transfer and assignment of the Axim Note in exchange for the issuance by the Medical Marijuana of the Exchange Note. The principal amount of $4,000,000 together with interest computed on the basis of 360-day year and compounded semi-annual basis at the rate equal to 3.5% per annum. The interest shall be payable on a semi-annual basis beginning on May 1, 2019 and thereafter on the first day of each May and November until the Maturity Date – November 1, 2021, at which time all principal and interest accrued hereon shall be due and payable. As of June 30, 2020, the principal of secured convertible notes was $4,000,000 and $88,648 accrued interest.

On December 31, 2019, Sapphire Biotech, Inc. entered into an Convertible Note Purchase Agreement whereas the Company issued a convertible note with a face value of $190,000 with a compounding interest rate of 3% per annum, the interest shall be payable annually beginning on December 31, 2020 until the maturity date of December 31, 2034, at which time all principal and interest accrued thereon shall be due and payable. The Convertible Note is secured by substantially all the Company’s tangible and intangible assets. In addition, the Convertible Note includes various non-financial covenants including the Company may not enter into any agreement, arrangement or understanding of any kind that would result in a transaction, or series of transactions, that would result in the sale of 50% or more of the Company’s capital stock without the prior approval of the holder.

On March 17, 2020, Sapphire Biotech, Inc. entered into a Share Exchange Agreement (“Agreement”) with Sapphire Biotech, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Sapphire”) and all of the Sapphire stockholders (collectively, the “Sapphire Stockholders”). Following the closing of the transaction, Sapphire will become a wholly owned subsidiary of AXIM. Under the terms of the Agreement, the Company intends to assume the convertible notes in the principal amounts of $190,000. After the acquisition, the Convertible Note was able to convert 6,000,000 shares of Axim’s common stock. Upon assumption of the note, the Company recorded a beneficial conversion feature of $190,000. As of June 30, 2020, the principal of secured convertible note was $190,000 and $2,866 accrued interest.

On December 31, 2019, Sapphire Biotech, Inc. entered into a Debt Exchange Agreement whereas the Company assumed three (3) loans totaling $128,375 of Debt owned by Sapphire Diagnostics, LLC which had an interest rate of 6% per annum. In the same Debt Exchange Agreement, the Company assumed four (4) additional loans made to the Company in 2019, which had an interest rate of 6% per annum. All seven (7) loans totaling $310,000, plus the aggregate interest accrued thereon of $14,218 making the face value of the new note $324,218. As of June 30, 2020, the principal and accrued interest balances were $324,218 and $9,780, respectively.

Compensation of Company Directors and Advisory Board Members

Our Directors are compensated $5,000 on a quarterly basis plus on each annual anniversary of Board service additional $20,000. 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 for serving on Special Committees and our 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.

Item 6. Exhibits.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of June 30, 2020 (unaudited) and December 31, 2019.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 (unaudited)

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders’ Deficit for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 (unaudited)

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 (unaudited)

Schedules

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

Item 15. Exhibits.

Exhibit #

Incorporated by Reference

(Form Type)

Filing Date

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

11/14/2014

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

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

8/22/2016

Certificate of Designation of Series B Preferred Stock

Certificate of Designation of Series C Preferred Stock

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

11/21/2016

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

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

Code of Business Conduct and Ethics

11/20/2017

Certification of Principal Executive Officer Pursuant to Rules 13a-14(a) and 15d-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

Certification of Principal Financial Officer Pursuant to Rules 13a-14(a) and 15d-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

Certification of Principal Executive Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

Certification of Principal Financial Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

Nominating and Governance Committee Charter

Compensation Committee Charter

Audit Committee Charter

XBRL Instance Document

101.INS

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document

101.SCH

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document

101.CAL

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document

101.DEF

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document

101.LAB

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document

101.PRE

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.

Dated: August 14 2020

President and Director

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