Colorado Airport Installing 'Marijuana Amnesty Boxes'
If you accidentally brought it to the airport, you put your weed in there
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 15, 2014 12:01 PM CST
In this Oct. 2, 2013 photo, joints are piled into a container during a free pot giveaway during an anti-pot tax rally, in Denver.   (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

(Newser) – So excited about the legalization of marijuana in Colorado that you forgot it's still illegal to carry pot on a plane? Amnesty boxes are going up at the Colorado Springs airport for just that situation. Under the Colorado law legalizing recreational marijuana, it is legal to leave the drug in a parked car at the airport. Bringing marijuana inside is, however, prohibited (whether it's for recreational or medical use).

Officials are encouraging people to leave their marijuana behind, but they also want to help people who broke the law and don't want to miss their flights. Installation of the boxes begins today. If passengers are caught trying to bring pot onto a plane, they could face up to $2,500 in fines and possible jail time.

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Jan 18, 2014 8:12 PM CST
Someone is getting their pot free!
Jan 16, 2014 1:23 PM CST
Better have a box for firearms & explosives too.
Jan 16, 2014 11:20 AM CST
What, not one mention of the Colorado anthem, "Rocky Mountain High"? Surely some elevator somewhere is playing that tune now. Good sound tract to the story for an upbeat bit. Think of all the tourist dollars Colorado has piled up over this new set of rules. Beats the lottery!