Marijuana amnesty boxes to arrive at Colorado Springs Airport
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Colorado Springs Airport announced Friday plans to have amnesty boxes at the airport for people to surrender their marijuana rather than face penalties.
These amnesty boxes could arrive at the airport as early as Wednesday, reported KRDO.
The Colorado Springs Airport will partner with the Colorado Springs Police Department on this new marijuana enforcement, said the airport, adding that any confiscated pot will be sent to CSPD’s vendor for disposal.
Until the boxes arrive, individuals have the option to leave their marijuana in their vehicle or with a friend or family member, or give it to the Transportation Security Administration or law enforcement inside the airport without any repercussions, reported KRDO.
While Colorado put Amendment 64 into effect on Jan. 1, both recreational and medicinal marijuana are still on the TSA’s no-fly list.
Anyone refusing to turn in their pot via one of the options above could face a fine of up to $2,500 and spend up to six months in jail.
For more on this story, visit KRDO.com.