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DENVER (AP) - Several owners of recreational marijuana businesses say they are having a hard time finding vendors that make child-resistant packaging, which will be required when the stores open Jan. 1.

All retail pot products leaving shops - from buds to brownies - must be placed in opaque and child-resistant packaging. But Mike Elliott, director of the Medical Marijuana Industry Group, tells The Denver Post ( ) some businesses are "having an incredibly difficult time" finding the proper packaging.

State regulators aren't sympathetic.

Julie Postlethwait, spokeswoman for the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division, says the packaging requirements were the subject of a high-profile debate and took effect Oct. 15. She adds that it's disappointing if store owners waited until the last minute.

The state can initially fine violators and take more serious actions if problems persist.

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