Las Vegas Airport Installs Bins for Disposing of Marijuana Before Getting on a Plane

Tourists visiting legal marijuana states can often face a pickle at the end of their trip over what to do with their leftover cannabis they bought during their vacation. Well it looks like the Las Vegas airport has figured out a possible solution.

McCarran International Airport has installed 13 "marijuana disposal boxes" throughout its premises for people to drop off their marijuana before getting on their flights. The boxes work similar to mail boxes, in that they're bolted to the ground and only accessible to drop things in, not pull things out. Authorities are monitoring the boxes to ensure people don't try to access the drugs within and will also empty them regularly. Seven other boxes are planned to be installed at other airports in the Vegas area.

When Nevada initially legalized marijuana in November 2016, airports eased their restrictions on marijuana possession. Anyone caught with the legally allowed amount of cannabis (one ounce) would be given their product back and let go. But a new law passed by Clark County, where Vegas is located, changed those policies so that anyone with the acceptable amount of marijuana still has the product confiscated and will be cited for it. These new marijuana disposal units will allow people to let go of their stash without punishment prior to getting on their plane. 

(h/t Las Vegas Sun)


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