Marijuana disposal boxes installed at Colorado airport

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By Hugo Martin

Los Angeles Times

Colorado Springs Airport recently installed three green metal containers in the terminal where travelers can deposit marijuana, which is legal to buy in Colorado but banned in the airport.

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Colorado Springs Airport has installed three “amnesty boxes” where travelers can leave behind their marijuana. (Colorado Springs Airport)

Sorry, but the airport is not taking job applications for amnesty box attendants.

With recreational marijuana now on sale in Colorado, Denver International and Colorado Springs airports have made it clear that travelers cannot bring pot through their facilities. Even medical marijuana is forbidden.

But the folks at the Colorado Springs airport, about 70 miles south of Denver, don’t want travelers to dump bags of overlooked pot into the terminal trash bins. For that reason, the airport has installed “amnesty boxes.”

A spokesman for the airport said the boxes will be monitored 24 hours a day, with Colorado Springs police responsible for emptying the boxes and destroying the drugs left inside.

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