July 1st, 2014
09:16 PM ET

Deaths prompt Colorado regulators to push for restrictions on pot edibles

Colorado's pot market is about to get a lot bigger.

Starting Tuesday, anyone can apply for a license to open a recreational marijuana business.

For the past six months, only medical marijuana shops could apply to sell pot to the masses.

As the pot industry expands, there are growing concerns about public safety, especially when it comes to edible products. A pot brownie or cookie may contain nearly a dozen doses of marijuana.

Officials are trying to push restrictions because, in some cases, the consequences can be deadly. CNN's Ana Cabrera has more.

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