Marijuana Disposal Metal Container Set Up At Las Vegas Airport
This Las Vegas Airport Is Letting People Dump Their Marijuana Before Flying. A green metal container designed for drug disposal outside McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas on Feb. 22, 2018.
Tourists catching a flight out of Sin City can now dump their leftover legal marijuana in metal containers set up at the airport.
The 10 green bins dubbed “amnesty boxes” prevent federal transportation agents from finding pot on passengers during security screenings. The drug is legal in Nevada but still banned by the U.S. government.
The containers were installed last week following a county ban on marijuana possession and advertising at McCarran International Airport, aiming to keep it in compliance with federal law. They are bolted to the ground and designed so marijuana and prescription drugs can only be dropped in, not taken out.
Airport spokeswoman, Christine Crews wrote in an email:
“The amnesty boxes are offered as a way to help people comply with this ordinance.”
The airport boxes display Clark County’s ordinance and are clearly marked, with a black, bold font stating: “Disposal for Prescription and Recreational Drugs.” They contrast sharply with nearby trash cans.
A contractor, not police, will initially empty the boxes multiple times per week and then adjust the schedule as usage patterns develop.
Source: CBS Las Vegas
Crews said the county aviation department plans to install 20 bins but could add more. In addition to the boxes placed Friday outside the airport, three were set up at the nearby car rental facility.
The remaining seven bins will be installed at smaller area airports and other department-owned properties.