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DENVER -- We all know what to do when we find expired milk in refrigerators. But what about expired marijuana edibles? As Colorado's burgeoning pot industry continues to grow, it's a question some have asked.

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Alaska is about to become the first state to have pot cafes where people can buy and consume marijuana, similar to Amsterdam. Right now, that's not legal in other states that have recreational marijuana.

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Kosher kush is not just the name of an award-winning Cannabis indica strain. Starting this month, as dispensaries open their doors for business across New York, it's also a caliber of medical marijuana that will be available from one of the state's five licensed growers.

Two men gaze into a case displaying all 2015 cannabis entries for the Emerald Cup outdoor cannabis competition in Santa Rosa, California. Image: Alvin Jornada, The Press Democrat

The Emerald Cup, the celebration of cannabis culture now in its third year in Santa Rosa, wrapped up its two-day run at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds on Sunday with its biggest attendance ever, showcasing some of the best outdoor organic marijuana in the world and the industry the plant has spawned.

Jacqueline Gervasio smoking in Denver’s Civic Center Park, April 2015. Image: Brent Lewis, The Denver Post

Like countless commuters in Denver's urban core, Marty Otañez can't help but smell the pot smoke as he rides to work along the Cherry Creek bike path downtown. "A couple years ago it was only under the bridge at Colfax and Speer," Otañez said of the clouds emanating from public tokers. "Now it's pretty much every 100 meters."

Mindy Segal at her restaurant in Chicago. Image: E. Jason Wambsgans, Chicago Tribune

A top chef may soon be causing the munchies even as she satisfies them. Prominent Chicago chef Mindy Segal announced Tuesday she plans to create a line of cannabis-infused edible products for medical marijuana patients.

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