As is the norm around Synergy Merchant Services, there is always a lot of excitement involved when it comes to money. Our Funding Specialists pride themselves on assuring each and every one of our clients that their business needs are met and that their road to attaining a merchant cash advance is a smooth one.
Getting that much needed extra capital is something that business owners across Canada can get excited about, especially when bank loans are so hard to come by during these tough economic times. With Synergy Merchant Services providing an alternative source of funding to Canadian businesses, it is not uncommon for us to see how “high on life” our cash has made others.
However, we had absolutely no idea that the money we provide could literally get someone high!
In an astonishing report released earlier today by 680News, it was revealed that Canadian paper money is often contaminated with get this cocaine! According to the eye-opening report, released by ScienceDaily, “a group of scientists conducted an analysis of cocaine contamination in banknotes and found that Canada and the U.S. had the highest levels, with an average contamination rate of between 85 and 90 per cent.”
We couldn't make this up. Who knew?
Apparently, a number of scientists tested a series of banknotes in over 30 cities from five different countries: Canada, United States, Brazil, China and Japan. In this peculiar study, it was found that cash from China and Japan contained the least amount of contamination, ranging between 12 and 20 per cent.
Canada and the United States won (or has it lost?) this odd contest by having the highest percentage of contaminated paper money of all countries tested. In fact, the findings showed that “cocaine was present in up to 90 percent of paper money in the U.S., particularly in large cities such as Baltimore, Boston, and Detroit. The scientists found traces of cocaine in 95 per cent of the banknotes analyzed from Washington, D.C., alone.”
Let it be known that Synergy Merchant Services, in no way, advocates the use of illegal drugs. However, we “highly” recommend to Canadian business owners to get yourselves a free, no-obligation quote for a merchant cash advance. There is no telling just how much fun you may have with all of that extra cash!