Pot amnesty boxes at Colorado Springs airport become national punchline
As seen by CNN's decision to assign a reporter (who got high as a kite) to spend a week covering Colorado cannabis, the national media remains fascinated by the state's launch of recreational pot sales.
Video and more below.
A case in point is the eruption of attention for the installation of pot amnesty boxes at the Colorado Springs Airport, which has already inspired stories by major outlets, including Fox News, which used the development of the basis of an extended comedy routine featuring a stoned dog. Video and more below.
Actually, the airport has already had boxes of this sort on site, allowing people to dump prohibited meds and the like.
Now, however, the facility will encourage people to get rid of their marijuana there, too, since it's officially banned at the airport, just as is the case at DIA. Below, we've shared the complete list of rules pertaining to pot at COS Airport, but here's an excerpt about the boxes:
The airport will install amnesty boxes on airport property. The airport will give people the opportunity to dispose of the marijuana before entering the passenger terminal facility by leaving it in their vehicles, turning it in at an amnesty box or giving it to someone to take off of airport property. However, we want to emphasize that possessing marijuana on a commercial service aircraft is a federal offense and punishable under federal law.As noted by the following Twitter users, the installation itself triggered items in USA Today....
Pot amnesty boxes going up at Colo. airport http://t.co/iyfxVkuS5r— Mohd Faidz Massari (@MFM4URMIND) January 15, 2014
...and NBC News....
Colorado Springs Airport installs amnesty boxes for travelers to ditch their pot http://t.co/f0FyvZqWkP— NBC Nightly News (@nbcnightlynews) January 15, 2014
...as well as this piece of media criticism about the Today show:
Also weighing in was Red Eye, Fox News' comedy panel discussion -- a transparent attempt to adapt Daily Show and Chelsea Lately-style shtick for its audience. And yes, the amnesty boxes are item number one. The alleged mirth gets underway at around the two minute mark, with the aforementioned pooch popping up about forty seconds later.
See the clip below, followed by the list of Colorado Springs Airport marijuana rules.
Continue to see the the marijuana rules for the Colorado Springs Airport.