DIA rental-car employee fringe benefit: Customers giving away pot

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Photos courtesy of CBS4. More images and a video below.
A new CBS4 report is likely to have two tangible effects: It should spur a flood of applications to work for rental-car operations at Denver International Airport as well as leading to a whole new level of scrutiny during the hiring process at such businesses.

Why? The station reveals that marijuana tourists are routinely -- as in multiple times per day -- giving away extra pot to staffers rather than trying to sneak it through security at the airport.

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Employees at major DIA rental agencies, speaking anonymously and with their identities obscured, tell CBS4's Brian Maass that recreational customers frequently offer them weed, presumably because they know that trying to take it back home with them is verboten. After all, limited cannabis sales may be legal in Colorado and Washington state, but the substance remains against the law on the federal level

Indeed, DIA has public notices aplenty warning travelers that being caught with marijuana in their possession could result in a fine of up to $999. Not that the airport has narced on anyone yet. According to spokeswoman Stacey Stegman, sixteen people have been caught with pot since January 1, when recreational shops opened their doors, but none of them have been cited. Instead, they were simply asked to discard their stash.

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DIA spokeswoman Stacey Stegman.
A similar line is offered by the rental-car-agency staffers who spoke with CBS4: They insist they simply throw away the marijuana they're given. However, one says employees at the front end of the operation have taken to scouring vehicles to make sure no ganja has been left behind -- because if the guys charged with washing the cars find it, they'll definitely keep it.

It's the summer job of your dreams. Here's the CBS4 piece.

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34 comments
Aaron Duran
Aaron Duran

Cause a spike in employment interest until the policy reads that random drug testing is a part of the job requirements.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

If any of those Rental Employees or Car Wash monkeys are UNDER 21 YEARS OLD, then the distribution of ANY amount of marijuana to them can be a Class 1 FELONY -- punishable by 8 - 32 years in Colorado Prison.


                         Regulation Works!!




Jose Montoya
Jose Montoya

Cant take it on the plane, someone should enjoy it. Sounds like responsible users.

Zak Bloom
Zak Bloom

Brad McColley Seems like a great place to work

Molly Marie
Molly Marie

I would sell it and make some money.

Eric Matthews
Eric Matthews

As a massage therapist I definitely have some clients that love to tip in weed.

Noe De Leon
Noe De Leon

I worked valet down at the Marriott downtown and a customer gave me an ounce of kind bud once.

Clayton Capra
Clayton Capra

Makes that job more tolerable for the employees I would imagine.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay


Don't worry stinky. You'll grow up some day.  21 is only seven more years away.  

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

... not enough to pay for your Lawyer when you're charged with FELONY Distribution.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

... I got a tip for you, Ruby.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

... what kind of tip did Ted Haggard offer you?

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

Would you also imagine that the people paying them would want them stoned?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@barbarian.bob1 "naw they'll iust [sic] smoke it at [sic] give u [sic] the finger"


Epic Stoner Retard FAIL!



@barbarian.bob1 "its [sic] legal pal" [sic]


Rec. Pot is ILLEGAL for ALL ADULTS under 21 years old, you daft brain-dead bong-sucking imbecile.


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