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Item 1A. Risk Factors.

The Company, as a smaller reporting company (as defined by Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act), is not required to furnish information required by this item. However, the following important factors among others, could cause our actual operating results to differ materially from those indicated or suggested by forward-looking statements made in this Annual Report on Form 10-K or presented elsewhere by management from time to time.

There are numerous and varied risks, known and unknown, that may prevent us from achieving our goals. If any of these risks actually occur, our business, financial condition or results of operation may be materially adversely affected. In such case, the trading price of our common stock could decline, and investors could lose all or part of their investment.

There is substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern

We have not generated any revenues or profit during the years ended July 31, 2021 and 2020. We expect that our operating expenses will increase over the next twelve months to continue our development activities. Based on our average monthly expenses and current burn rate, we estimate that our cash on hand will not sufficiently support our operation for the next twelve months. If we cannot raise the money that we need in order to continue to operate our business, we will be forced to delay, scale back or eliminate some or all of our proposed operations. If any of these were to occur, there is a substantial risk that our business would fail. If we are unsuccessful in raising additional financing, we may need to curtail, discontinue or cease operations.

We have had a history of losses and may incur future losses, which may prevent us from attaining profitability.

We have had a history of operating losses since our inception and, as of July 31, 2021, we had an accumulated deficit of approximately $36.6 million. We may incur operating losses in the future, and these losses could be substantial and impact our ability to attain profitability. We expect to significantly increase expenditures for product development, general and administrative expenses, and sales and marketing expenses, and there is no guarantee that we will ever generate revenues, or that we ever achieve or sustain profitability or positive operating cash flows. Even if we achieve profitability and positive operating cash flows, we may not be able to sustain or increase profitability or positive operating cash flows on a quarterly or annual basis.

Federal drug regulation and enforcement may adversely impact our operations.

Currently, there are approximately 37 states plus the District of Columbia that have laws and/or regulation that recognize in one form or another legitimate medical uses for cannabis and consumer use of cannabis in connection with medical treatment, and there are approximately 18 states and the District of Columbia that have more expansive laws legalizing marijuana for recreational use. Conversely, under the Controlled Substances Act (the “CSA”), the policy and regulations of the Federal government and its agencies is that cannabis has no medical benefit and a range of activities including cultivation and use of cannabis for personal use is prohibited. Until Congress amends the CSA with respect to medical marijuana, there is a risk that federal authorities may enforce current federal law.

As we plan on marketing our herb dryer to the cannabis industry, federal enforcement of federal law would adversely affect the cannabis industry and would therefore adversely affect the Company’s planned operations and sales. Active enforcement of the current federal regulatory position on cannabis may thus indirectly and adversely affect revenues and profits of the Company.

Our products may become subject to regulation by the FDA, which would materially increase the costs associated with developing the products.

We do not believe our dHydronator® herb dryer product will be subject to regulation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (the “FDA”) or any other government agency (other than pursuant to general laws governing truth in advertising and similar laws under the purview of the Federal Trade Commission). The FDA could disagree and determine that the dHydronator® is subject to FDA regulation.

The process for obtaining regulatory approval to market products regulated by the FDA is expensive, time-consuming, and can vary substantially based on the type, complexity, and novelty of the product candidates involved. Our ability to generate revenues from the sale of the dHydronator® would be adversely affected if we are delayed because our product is subject to FDA regulation, or if we are unable to successfully develop our products to comply with FDA regulation.

We may not be able to achieve our strategic initiatives and grow our business as anticipated.

In September 2018, we determined to focus on our sanitizing herb dryer and floatation spa plans. Our strategic initiatives have required us to devote financial and operational assets to these activities. Our success depends on our ability to appropriately manage our expenses as we execute on our planned initiatives. If we are not able to execute on this strategy successfully, our business may not grow as we anticipate, which could adversely affect our operating results.

We have a history of changing and discontinuing operations and have retained obligations associated with discontinued activities.

We have changed our name and business plan multiple times since our inception in 2007, and have a history of discontinued operations. We have carried liabilities of approximately $60,580 associated with discontinued operations, and there is no guarantee that we will not change our business plan in the future and discontinue current operations.

If we were deemed an investment company under the Investment Company Act, applicable restrictions could have a material adverse effect on our business.

We do not believe that we are an “investment company” under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “Investment Company Act”), because we believe we are covered by the Rule 3a-2 safe harbor promulgated under the Investment Company Act.

Section 3(a)(1)(A) of the Investment Company Act defines the term “investment company” to mean any issuer that “is or holds itself out as being engaged primarily, or proposes to engage primarily, in the business of investing, reinvesting, or trading in securities.” Section 3(a)(1)(C) of the Investment Company Act defines “investment company” as any issuer which “is engaged or proposes to engage in the business of investing, reinvesting, owning, holding, or trading in securities, and owns or proposes to acquire investment securities having a value exceeding 40 per centum of the value of such issuer’s total assets (exclusive of Government securities and cash items) on an unconsolidated basis.” Generally, any issuer meeting the definition of an investment company is subject to all applicable provisions of the Investment Company Act and must register with the Commission under Section 8 of the Investment Company Act, unless it meets the terms and conditions of various exceptions provided by the Investment Company Act including, but not limited to, those provided in Section 3(c) of the Investment Company Act, or in rules adopted by the SEC under the Investment Company Act.

Rule 3a-2 promulgated by the SEC under the Investment Company Act generally provides that, for purposes of Sections 3(a)(1)(A) and 3(a)(1)(C) of the Investment Company Act, an issuer will not be deemed to be engaged in the business of investing, reinvesting, owning, holding or trading in securities for a period not to exceed one year if the issuer has a bona fide intent to be engaged in a non-investment company business. This rule is intended to enable the issuer to make an orderly transition to a non-investment company business during the one-year safe harbor period.

While we previously acquired rights to equity and digital tokens of other companies, with those rights having a value exceeding 40% of our total assets, we determined in September of 2018 that we would focus our operational efforts on developing and launching our sanitizing herb dryer and would no longer engage in the business of acquiring blockchain-related assets. As of January 31, 2019, all of our rights to equity and digital tokens of other companies had been fully impaired and had nominal value pursuant to the relevant accounting guidance, and in May and June of 2019, we rescinded all of our agreements to acquire rights to equity and digital tokens of other companies. As those agreements have been legally rescinded, it is as if we never acquired any rights to equity or digital tokens. As a result, we believe we were never an “investment company” and are covered by the Rule 3a-2 safe harbor.

However, if we were to be deemed an investment company, we would be required to register as an investment company or adjust our business strategy and assets. If we were required to register as an investment company under the Investment Company Act, we would incur substantial expenses associated with such registration, and we would become subject to substantial regulation with respect to our capital structure, management, operations, transactions with affiliated persons, asset composition, including restrictions with respect to diversification and industry concentration, and other matters, which would have a material adverse effect on our business.

If we fail to protect our intellectual property, then our ability to compete could be negatively affected, which would harm our financial condition and operating results.

We have acquired the rights to our sanitizing herb dryer, the dHydronator®, from our CEO, Mr. Romanek, and the herb dryer has received patent protection. There is no guarantee that we will be able to maintain the patent in the future.

We believe that the market for the dHydronator® depends to a significant extent upon the goodwill and patent protection afforded by the patent protection covering the dHydronator®. In addition, the laws of certain foreign countries may not protect our intellectual property rights to the same extent as the laws of the United States. The failure to maintain the patent for the dHydronator®, or the loss or infringement of our patent rights would impair the goodwill associated with the dHydronator® and harm our reputation, which would harm our financial condition and operating results.

If our intellectual property is not adequate to provide us with a competitive advantage or to prevent competitors from replicating our products, or if we infringe the intellectual property rights of others, then our financial condition and operating results would be harmed.

Our future success and ability to compete in the herb drying market depends upon our ability to produce a sanitizing herb dryer, which we attempt to protect under a combination of patent and trade secret laws, confidentiality procedures and contractual provisions. However, we have not yet been issued a patent, and even if we are, the legal protections afforded by patent law and contractual proprietary rights in our products provide only limited protection and may be time-consuming and expensive to enforce or maintain. Further, despite our efforts, we may be unable to prevent third parties from infringing upon or misappropriating our proprietary rights or from independently developing non-infringing products that are competitive with, equivalent to or superior to our herb dryer.

Monitoring infringement or misappropriation of intellectual property can be difficult and expensive, and we may not be able to detect every infringement or misappropriation of intellectual property rights. Even if we do detect infringement or misappropriation of our proprietary rights, litigation to enforce these rights could cause us to divert financial and other resources away from our business operations. Further, the laws of some foreign countries do not protect our proprietary rights to the same extent as do the laws of the United States.

Additionally, third parties may claim that our herb dryer infringes upon their intellectual property rights, and there can be no assurance that one or more of our products will not be found to infringe upon third-party intellectual property rights in the future.

Our products may be subject to recalls.

Manufacturers and distributors of products are sometimes subject to the recall or return of their products for a variety of reasons, including product defects, such as contamination, unintended harmful side effects or interactions with other substances, packaging safety and inadequate or inaccurate labeling disclosure. If our sanitizing herb dryer, the dHydronator®, is recalled due to an alleged product defect or for any other reason, we could be required to incur the unexpected expense of the recall and any legal proceedings that might arise in connection with the recall. We may lose a significant amount of sales and may not be able to replace those sales at an acceptable margin, or at all. In addition, a product recall may require significant management attention and adversely affect our other operations.

Additionally, if our herb dryer were subject to recall, the goodwill associated with that product and with us could be harmed. A recall would likely lead to decreased demand for our herb dryer, but it could also materially and adversely effect our spa as well and the perception of our company as a whole. Additionally, product recalls may lead to increased scrutiny of our operations by regulatory agencies, requiring further management attention and potential legal fees and other expenses. Furthermore, any product recall affecting the cannabis industry more broadly could lead consumers to lose confidence in the safety and security of products sold by other participants in the industry, which could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.

Our future success depends on our ability to retain our chief executive officer and other key executives and to attract, retain and motivate qualified personnel.

We are highly dependent on Brandon Romanek, our Chief Executive Officer. Although we have entered into an employment agreement with Mr. Romanek providing for certain benefits, including severance in the event of a termination without cause, this agreement does not prevent him from terminating his employment with us at any time. We do not maintain “key person” insurance for any personnel. The loss of the services of Mr. Romanek could impede the achievement of our herb dryer and spa research, development, commercialization and acquisition objectives.

In addition, we rely on consultants and advisors, to assist us in formulating our development and commercialization strategy. Our consultants and advisors may be employed by employers other than us and may have commitments under consulting or advisory contracts with other entities that may limit their availability to us.

We will need additional funding if we intend on executing our operational plans and making future acquisitions. If we are unable to raise capital when needed, we would be forced to delay, reduce or eliminate our planned development.

We expect our expenses to increase in connection with our ongoing activities. Furthermore, upon the effectiveness of this Registration Statement, we expect to incur additional costs associated with operating as a mandatory filer under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). Accordingly, we will need to obtain substantial additional funding in connection with our continuing operations. If we are unable to raise capital when needed or on attractive terms, we would be forced to delay, reduce or eliminate some or all of our herb dryer and spa development plans.

Raising additional capital may cause dilution to our stockholders, restrict our operations or require us to relinquish rights to our technologies or other assets.

Until the time, if ever, that we can generate substantial product revenues, we plan to finance our cash needs through some combination of equity offerings, debt financings, collaborations, strategic alliances and licensing arrangements. We do not have any committed external source of funds. To the extent that we raise additional capital through the sale of equity or convertible debt securities, the ownership interest of our existing stockholders will be diluted, and the terms of these new securities may include liquidation or other preferences that adversely affect the rights of our existing stockholders. Debt financing, if available, may involve agreements that include covenants limiting or restricting our ability to take specific actions, such as incurring additional debt, making capital expenditures or declaring dividends.

Our common stock is subject to the SEC’s penny stock rules, which may make it difficult for broker-dealers to complete customer transactions and could adversely affect trading activity in our securities.

The SEC has adopted regulations which generally define “penny stock” to be an equity security that has a market price of less than $5.00 per share, subject to specific exemptions. The market price of our common stock is currently less than $5.00 per share and therefore our stock is considered a “penny stock” according to SEC rules, unless we are listed on a national securities exchange. Under these rules, broker-dealers who recommend such securities to persons other than institutional accredited investors must:

If required to comply with these rules, broker-dealers may find it difficult to effectuate customer transactions and trading activity in our securities may be adversely affected.

The market price of our common stock may be volatile and may fluctuate in a way that is disproportionate to our operating performance.

Our stock price may experience substantial volatility as a result of a number of factors, including:

Many of these factors are beyond our control. The stock markets in general, and the market for companies related to the cannabis in any way in particular, have historically experienced extreme price and volume fluctuations. These fluctuations often have been unrelated or disproportionate to the operating performance of these companies. Broad market and industry factors could reduce the market price of our common stock, regardless of our actual operating performance.

We currently have outstanding shares of preferred stock that have special rights that could limit our ability to undertake corporate transactions, inhibit potential changes of control and reduce the proceeds available to our common stockholders in the event of a change in control.

We currently have outstanding two classes of stock, common stock and preferred stock, and there are two series of preferred stock, Series A Preferred Stock and Series B Preferred Stock. The holders of our Series A Preferred Stock are entitled to super voting and super converting rights.

As a result of the rights associated with our Series A Preferred Stock, we may not be able to undertake certain corporate transactions, including equity or debt offerings necessary to raise sufficient capital to run our business, change of control transactions or other transactions that may otherwise be beneficial to our businesses. These provisions may discourage, delay or prevent a merger, acquisition or other change in control of us that stockholders may consider favorable, including transactions in which our common stockholders might otherwise receive a premium price for their shares. The market price of our common stock could be adversely affected by the rights of our preferred stockholders.

We have never paid and do not intend to pay cash dividends.

We have never paid cash dividends on any of our capital stock and we currently intend to retain future earnings, if any, to fund the development and growth of our business. As a result, capital appreciation, if any, of our common stock will be our common stockholders’ sole source of gain for the foreseeable future. Under the terms of our existing Articles of Incorporation, we cannot declare, pay or set aside any dividends on shares of any class or series of our capital stock, other than dividends on shares of common stock payable in shares of common stock, unless we pay dividends to the holders of our preferred stock. Additionally, without special stockholder and board approvals, we cannot currently pay or declare dividends and will be limited in our ability to do so until such time, if ever, that we are listed on a stock exchange.

Our executive officer and director have the ability to control all matters submitted to stockholders for approval.

Our executive officer and director, Brandon Romanek, holds 200,000 shares of our Series A Preferred Stock (each share votes as the equivalent of 100 shares of common stock on all matters submitted for a vote by the common stockholders), as well as 10,531,632 shares of our common stock, and as such, he would be able to control all matters submitted to our stockholders for approval, as well as our management and affairs. For example, Mr. Romanek would control the election of directors and approval of any merger, consolidation or sale of all or substantially all of our assets. This concentration of voting power could delay or prevent an acquisition of our company on terms that other stockholders may desire.

Provisions in our articles of incorporation and by-laws and under Nevada law could make an acquisition of us, which may be beneficial to our stockholders, more difficult and may prevent attempts by our stockholders to replace or remove our current management.

Provisions in our articles of incorporation and by-laws may discourage, delay or prevent a merger, acquisition or other change in control of us that stockholders may consider favorable (a “Corporate Transaction”), including transactions in which our common stockholders might otherwise receive a premium price for their shares.

Specifically, our authorized capital stock in our articles of incorporation includes preferred stock issuable in one or more series. Our board of directors has the authority to issue preferred stock and determine the price, designation, rights, preferences, privileges, restrictions and conditions, including voting and dividend rights, of those shares without any further vote or action by stockholders. The rights of the holders of common stock will be subject to, and may be adversely affected by, the rights of holders of any preferred stock that may be issued. Issuance of preferred stock with preferential voting rights or economic rights, could make it more difficult for a third party to acquire a majority of the voting power of our outstanding voting securities, which could deprive our holders of common stock to purchase common stock at a premium that they might otherwise realize in connection with a proposed acquisition of our company. Similarly, our bylaws generally state that a majority of our board of directors constitute a quorum for the transaction of business and do not require that a larger percentage of our directors constitute a quorum. These provisions in our articles of incorporation and bylaws effectively mean that a simple majority of our board of directors could, without common shareholder approval, designate a class of preferred stock, and issue shares of that class of preferred stock, in a manner that would discourage, delay or prevent a Corporate Transaction from occurring.

These provisions could also limit the price that investors might be willing to pay in the future for shares of our common stock, thereby depressing the market price of our common stock. In addition, because our board of directors is responsible for appointing the members of our management team, these provisions may frustrate or prevent any attempts by our stockholders to replace or remove our current management by making it more difficult for stockholders to replace members of our board of directors.

We will incur increased costs as a result of operating as a public reporting company, and our management will be required to devote substantial time to new compliance initiatives.

As a public reporting company, we will incur significant legal, accounting and other expenses that we did not incur as a non-reporting company. In addition, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and rules subsequently implemented by the SEC, have imposed various requirements on public companies, including establishment and maintenance of effective disclosure and financial controls and corporate governance practices. Our management and other personnel will need to devote a substantial amount of time to these compliance initiatives. Moreover, these rules and regulations will increase our legal and financial compliance costs and will make some activities more time consuming and costly. For example, we expect that these rules and regulations may make it more difficult and more expensive for us to obtain director and officer liability insurance.

We currently have outstanding, and we may, in the future issue instruments which are convertible into shares of common stock, which will result in additional dilution to you.

We currently have outstanding debt and equity instruments which are convertible into shares of common stock, and we may need to issue similar instruments in the future. In the event that these convertible instruments are converted into shares of common stock, or that we make additional issuances of other convertible or exchangeable securities, you could experience additional dilution. Furthermore, we cannot assure you that we will be able to issue shares or other securities in any offering at a price per share that is equal to or greater than the price per share paid by investors or the then-current market price.

We cannot predict every event and circumstance that may impact our business and, therefore, the risks discussed herein may not be the only ones you should consider.

As we continue to grow our business, we may encounter other risks of which we are not aware as of the date of this Registration Statement. These additional risks may cause serious damage to our business in the future, the impact of which we cannot estimate at this time.

Item 1B. Unresolved Staff Comments.


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