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Colorado might ban pot brownies

Recreational marijuana is legal in Colorado, but selling pot brownies soon may not be.

A Colorado health board that is reviewing the state's marijuana regulations is considering a wide-ranging ban on most forms of edible marijuana, according to The Associated Press, which obtained a draft copy of the recommendations. State officials worry that edible marijuana is "naturally attractive to children," so they want such products to "have a distinct look when they are out of the packaging."

Since many weed-infused edibles look like ordinary candies or sweets, the new regulations could very well mean an end to traditional pot brownies in favor of solely lozenges and liquids. That said, the regulation would only apply to commercial foodstuffs, so residents could still legally cook up a batch of brownies — or cookies, or whatever else — for their own consumption.