Pot amnesty boxes at Colorado Springs airport become national punchline

Categories: Marijuana

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Video and more below.
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.

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.

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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....

...and NBC News....

...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.


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Daniel Laplante
Daniel Laplante

I just like that vid cause my dog looks like that dog

Kris Herzberger Potter
Kris Herzberger Potter

I hope he's not really a blonde dog. Getting a dog high would constitute animal cruelty.

Christina Swofford
Christina Swofford

I'm just gonna sit outside the airport and let people ditch their weed with me

Tom Aigeldinger
Tom Aigeldinger

Sher Quintana, pot was legalized here in Nov. 2012. Even though the shops weren't open until new years day, it was still legal when you went to decadence on NYE.

Brian Martinez
Brian Martinez

Why not pot it in an anonymous box for incoming visitors. Pass it on man!

Beth Reed
Beth Reed

Think the bibleholics will keep it for themselves?

Randy Hays
Randy Hays

Pot amnesty boxes. In my day we called them toilets.

Khena Fawn
Khena Fawn

lol I was at Decadence and I can attest most patrons did not utilize the amnesty box at the convention center

Sher Quintana
Sher Quintana

Alot of places do this its just easier..you can taje it back to your car or put it in a locker for when you get back..anywhere smoking of any kind is not allowed...electronic cigs..one hitters..antwhere your gonna go thru a pat down even all sporting events..its not new because pot is legal all of a sudden..they were at convention center for thr Decadence rave NYE..the police actually collect them..

Lee Lichtenstein
Lee Lichtenstein

You can legally leave it in your car at the airport lots, so they say

Ken Lord
Ken Lord

Punchline or no, it's a good idea.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 However, we want to emphasize that possessing marijuana on a commercial service aircraft is a federal offense and punishable under federal law.

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