Now that we have turned the page to 2019, let's take a look at the changes in the law we have recently passed.

Increase in Minimum Wage

The minimum wage in Colorado is now $11.10 per hour, an increase of 90 cents from 2018. Voters approved the increase in 2016 under Amendment 70, which will increase again in 2020 to $12 an hour.

Increase in State Parks fees

Daily passes will increase by $1 while the annual parks pass will increase by $10.00. Fishing licenses will increase by $8 to $33 with big game licenses increasing by $8 as well.

Immigrant Driver's License 

If one cannot prove their legal status in the U.S., they will now be able to use a Social Security number to get a drivers license, an instructional permit or ID card. Previously using a Social Security number was unacceptable, instead of using a tax ID number.

Marijuana Rate Increase

While this won't be obvious early on to consumers, rates for marijuana have increased as well. A pound of bud and trim increased $22 to $781 per pound and the trim rate cost increased $71 to $396 per pound. The average market rate is a way for retail marijuana establishments to determine how much tax they will have to pay.