yes it's absolutely genuine. I make nothing more or less than what it is because I like to be honest up front.
And this is not for you Monolith, but the board here in it's entirety:
I really am confused on the "breaking of the law" thing that keeps getting tossed out there. Totally confusing to me. This has been perpetuated on Canopy's board as well.
For Aphria to have broken TSX regulations several possibilities would have to have happened:
1- Vic would've had to have been secretive about his expansion plans in the U.S. before the listing to the TSX in March and then disclosed them after the up listing
2- Information about Aphria's expansion would have to have been withheld from public viewing
3- The TSX would have to be complicit with Vic with misinformation about plans of U.S. expansion
4- Somebody is getting paid off to allow corruption that no one knows about, which would lead to firings of the board.
Here's what I know:
1- A simple Google search will reveal that on October 27, 2016 Aphria announced a purchase in the stake of Copperstate Farms in Arizona. That's five months before their application to be up listed to the TSX.
2- January of 2017 Aphria announces plans to close a deal with Chestnut Hill by March. Then they complete the acquisiton ofsaid plans days after being vetted and up listed by the TSX
3- The TSX confessed that the wording in the rules was ambigous and needed clarification.
4- The TSX took five months to investigate this accusation that Aphria was breaking the rules. That clearly shows even the TSX didn't believe there was a clear violation
and that leads me to the coup de gras
5- At 7:32am on the morning of August 21 the TMX and TSX cleared Aphria of any and all suspicion of wrong doing and by 8:16am it was making it's rounds in the media.
So, either the TSX is the most incompetent stock exchange on the planet that can't even do a simple Google search to find what companies they are vetting own, or Aphria broke no laws.
To imply Vic is breaking the law is to indict the TSX more than it is to indict Vic. They knew everything. They had to. That's there job. Vic made it public. He hid nothing. He broke no laws.
That's why the TSX came out 7:32am the morning of August 21 and cleared Aphria. That's why Bruce is mad. Vic beat him to the punch.
And as far as Bruce "suing the shit" out of TSX.....go ahead. I'm sure the judge will award him said shit in a nice sized paper bag. Bruce can use that to help as fertilizer. It'll help him cut a little production cost, which clearly Aphria is beating him at also.