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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Filed under: Colorado Pot • Marijuana • News
February 20th, 2014
08:46 PM ET

Colorado expected to make $184 million in marijuana tax revenue

Colorado is rolling in the green.

Colorado's recreation marijuana market is far exceeding tax expectations, according to a budget proposal released Wednesday.

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper expects to take in $184 million in tax revenue from pot in just the first 18 months of being legal.

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That's coming about 610 million dollars in retail and medical marijuana sales.

OutFront: Former Senior Drug Policy Advisor to President Obama, Kevin Sabat and Bloomberg Television Anchor Trish Regan.

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January 2nd, 2014
08:29 PM ET

Legal marijuana poses challenges for Colorado police

Colorado made history this week, with retail pot dispensaries selling recreational marijuana for the first time.

Colorado's recreational marijuana stores make history

Residents across the state are celebrating, but Colorado law enforcement officials worry that the new law could bring a host of unexpected problems.

Miguel Marquez has more on the story.

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