The Cost of Tax on Tax – or – How value adds will be clipped

People who drive, ride in buses, and use carbon-based fuels in their chainsaws and motorbikes pay a significant amount in tax.It isn't easy getting straight facts on the taxes themselves of course. And naturally....it is largely by design.Between the feds and provinces grasping for nickels, neither wants to cop to their take. And even better for them.....by fusing the taxes....it'll discourage the casually interested from ever divining them.Industry associations and industry actors often point this out, which, leads to predictable reflexes by gov't assuring Canadians that big bad corporate Canada is lying, and besides, trust us, we're the gov't.The worst of it all is double…

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DHydra Technologies

DHydra Technologies drying machine, manufactured by AdvanTech, uses microwaves and a vacuum to pull the moisture out of cannabis. The same technology is currently used by some to dry fruits and vegetables. During the drying process low boiling point terpenes are also removed with water, but are recaptured. Their machine can dry 150 lb/hour of trim or whole flower. They’re leased to LP’s, starting with a small unit to test, then switching to a larger unit. Since it’s leased all maintenance is covered with trays being the only part that needs regular replacements. Leasing their machine comes with delivery, setup and training. The technology…

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Aurora Cannabis – Structure and Current State 05/18

Well, their financials are becoming a phone book. And the breadth of their business topology is wide. I haven't been able to do it justice, but, in tandem with the last look - there is a picture emerging. I've been jammed past couple of days....Straight to it:Sales ramping, but curious to see A/R expansion. They’ve stopped aging them for some reason - but $3.4MM of it looks to be interco lending.Inventory detail very good. Benchmark as far as I’ve seen in sector.Doing a lot of things everywhere. More focused than CGC, but still. Many, many balls in the air. Speaking of air, Battley’s gonna…

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P3: Policy, Procedures, and Process

Many years ago, I’d graduated high school, and went to mop floors and drive a forklift at a local event site. Really, ‘graduation’ was more like quietly given a diploma and told to leave. I wasn’t really into it, and had no idea what I wanted to do when I grew up.I played guitar, foosball, and even moved to Vancouver to find fame and fortune in the music business. And yep, that turned out predictably. Lack of Talent: 1, Me: 0I moved back to Calgary and worked as a traveling salesman for a couple of years, selling silk plants and the like to stores…

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