UPDATED: No high fliers or you could be fined up to $999 dollars; Airport offers stash pot box
UPDATED 3:18 p.m.
Pot-smoking travelers at one Colorado airport who need to ditch their stash before boarding can deposit their marijuana in an “amnesty box.”
The boxes began cropping up at Colorado Springs Airport on Wednesday to give passengers unaware it is illegal to carry pot on a plane the opportunity to dump their weed, The Gazette newspaper reported.
DENVER, CO. - It is now legal in Colorado for people to buy marijuana for recreational use, but that doesn’t mean you can have it on you anywhere.
Medical marijuana patients and advocates are voicing opposition to new rules at Denver International Airport that would ban marijuana on airport property.
The airport is in the process of finalizing a policy that says people could be fined $150 for the first violation and up to $999 for multiple infractions.
“To deny safe access to medical marijuana at the airport is unnecessary, and I think it’s cruel,” said Rachel Gillette with normal, the National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws, at a public meeting Wednesday.
The Transportation Security Administration said agents will not look for marijuana in carry-ons or people’s pockets at checkpoints.