January 17, 2014
Stoners flying out of Colorado Springs now have the opportunity to discard any forgotten pocket weed before suffering the wrath of a security shakedown. According to a report in The Gazette, the Colorado Springs Airport began positioning “amnesty boxes” around the terminal on Wednesday, as a courtesy for travelers who may have overlooked the fact that they are about to walk into airport security with a fat stash of marijuana.
Recreational marijuana was made legal in Colorado by Amendment 64; however, the law gives property owners the right to prohibit “the possession, consumption, use, display, transfer, distribution, sale, transportation, or growing of marijuana on or in that property,” Both Colorado Springs Airport and Denver International have banned marijuana from their premises for fear of violating federal law.
Airport officials in Colorado Springs say that while it is best if travelers can be conscious of their actions and leave their marijuana at home, those who inadvertently bring weed into the terminal can get rid of it before there are any issues with the law.