This shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. Colorado, one of the first states to legalize recreational use of Marijuana, has become the first state to collect more tax revenue from the sale of Marijuana than the sale of alcohol.For the fiscal year ending on June 30th, Colorado raised $70 million in tax revenue from the sale of Marijuana and $42 million from the sale of alcohol. Almost twice as much.The tax revenue is so good that Colorado implemented a tax holiday on Sept 16th. Mason Tvert, director of communications for the Marijuana Policy Project stated, “Marijuana taxes have been incredibly productive over the past year, so this tax holiday is a much-deserved day off,” Tvert said. “This will be the one day out of the year when the state won’t generate significant revenue. Over the other 364 days, it will bring in tens of millions of dollars that will be reinvested in our state.”The tax holiday saved shoppers about $20 an ounce, but the retailer will save over $300 per pound. One grower told ABC he probably saved about $45,000 before lunch.Colorado's total revenue was so high for the fiscal year that Colorado is also looking at giving some of the money back. Each year the state estimates the total revenue expected from taxes. This number effectively serves as a cap, so residents of that state may get a little gift in next year's tax return.
Take some DIY fever toss is a mania for quality and you have a revival of old school butchery! Artisan cooks whose make regular trips to their favorite farmers markets are buying up meat from small farms in butchery sized portions. Dubbed a 'rock star butcher' by the NYT, Ryan Farr is a self taught meat expert and chef from San Francisco who now demystifies the entire butchery process through 500 step-by-step photos, great recipes for key cuts of meat and a heads up the best way of handling meat as well as the tools and techniques to use. Whole Beast Butchery ($25) is a first class visual manual to let everyday cooks into the tricks of butchery trade.
The Ubuntu Edge ($830) isn't trying to be the next smartphone, it's trying to be the first Superphone. Just connect a monitor and the Ubuntu Edge will turn into an Ubuntu PC with Desk OS and access to all files allowing you to seamlessly transition between mobile and office. Ubuntu has thought through every detail and no effort or technology is wasted on any feature. Some features include the 4.5 inch screen which is the ideal size for your hand, a sapphire crystal screen that is so hard only a diamond can scratch it, a minimum of 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. With the addition of the dual-LTE chip you'll be able to get 4G access anywhere. Check out the other features on their Indiegogo campaign.
The Kellam Neck Knife ($64) is a great looking everyday carry blade. It's a fixed blade pocket knife with sisal wrapped handles. The 4 1/2" overall length and the 2" blade make it a perfect daily use knife. The entire unit is forged from a single piece of carbon steel. And the extended tang is perfect for clipping to your pocket when you need both hands. Included with the blade is an embossed black leather sheath, and black nylon lanyard with a swivel snap clasp and a reindeer antler for adjusting the lanyard around your neck.
If you're looking for the pinnacle of slingshots, then look no further than the Assolar Laser Sighted Tactical Slingshot ($88). This bad boy features a laser sight that provides pinpoint accuracy and a spring that'll accelerate your projectile beyond normal capabilities. You can also install an arrow pad to turn it into a crossbow. When you order you get one slingshot, four replacement bands, and a starter set of steel balls.
The only way to describe this shoe is smooth. The Air Jordan Prime 5's Wolf Grey/Black/White ($TBA) are regularly reinvented, but this new colorway is just sick. It features a black toebox, heel, and collar beautifully accented with a patterned wolf grey quarter panel. All this awesomeness sits on a white midsole with a grey outersole. Wish out of Atlanta are currently taking email and phone orders.