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Marijuana amnesty boxes going up at Colorado Springs Airport
The Gazette ^ | 01/20/2014

Posted on 01/20/2014 5:18:09 AM PST by Wolfie

Marijuana amnesty boxes going up at Colorado Springs Airport

Amnesty boxes are going up at the Colorado Springs Airport on Wednesday for people who didn't realize that it's illegal to possess marijuana on a plane.

It is legal to leave marijuana in a parked car at airports under the Colorado law that legalized recreational marijuana, but you can't bring marijuana inside airport facilities.

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 Wednesday.

Colorado Springs police chief Pete Carey said last week that all checked bags are screened by Transportation Security Administration, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security agency that screens airline passengers and baggage for weapons and other contraband.

If passengers pack the pot and TSA officials find it, they will call Colorado Springs police, Carey said.

Passengers will have the opportunity to give up the pot without penalty, he said. All the marijuana placed in the special amnesty boxes will then be destroyed.

But once the doors on an aircraft are closed, the passengers are under federal law, Carey said. And, if they get caught with weed they can be fined and jailed, he said.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: wod

1 posted on 01/20/2014 5:18:10 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: Wolfie

So they are supposed to eat it all before going through security?


2 posted on 01/20/2014 5:20:17 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: Wolfie

providing TSA with free weed


3 posted on 01/20/2014 5:21:31 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Wolfie

TSA grab bags.....


4 posted on 01/20/2014 5:22:01 AM PST by G Larry
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To: Wolfie

In the very early 80s, I worked at a pulp plant in Perry, Florida.

We had tremendously huge 10 story or so boilers (bark and chemical fired) that were used to generated steam for generators, and to reclaim chemicals in the pulping process.

It is a plant of distinction: it was the plant responsible for destroying the entire unsold stock of Rely Tampons, and it was the destruct-mechanism of choice for Law Enforcement.

When ever the ‘square groupers’ were burned there, they had to make their way from a lower conveyor belt and upwards through the superstructure via interconnecting belts to the feed at the top. On the days this happened, it seemed every plant repairman had some sort of work order to work somewhere on the superstructure to repair or maintain something.


5 posted on 01/20/2014 5:24:33 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Wolfie
All the marijuana placed in the special amnesty boxes will then be destroyed.

Yeah right. I'm sure it will.

6 posted on 01/20/2014 5:29:37 AM PST by Maceman
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To: Wolfie

Next month... Another break-in at the Colorado Springs airport. Police report only several drop boxes were taken, again, in what is becoming an all too common occurrence.


7 posted on 01/20/2014 5:31:06 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Gaffer

so you are saying on the days to destroy confiscated weed most of it was disappeared by the time it reached the end of the line?


8 posted on 01/20/2014 5:34:00 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: ThunderSleeps

does the airport actually close


9 posted on 01/20/2014 5:34:34 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Maceman

well there are various ways that could happen including being loaded into the pipes of the TSA and lit up


10 posted on 01/20/2014 5:35:44 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

I don’t know... My first thought was sure it does. After all, don’t most airports have noise restrictions after 10 or 11, no takeoffs, only landings until 6 am or some such? But even if they’re not flying in/out of an airport, often there are travelers there overnight, right? Heck, over the years I’ve spent several nights in airports, including a week one night at O’Hare. ;-)


11 posted on 01/20/2014 5:44:09 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Wolfie


I foresee vehicles in airport parking lots...every one with broken windows...
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12 posted on 01/20/2014 5:47:40 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Wolfie

The whole state has gone to pot


13 posted on 01/20/2014 5:50:51 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: yldstrk
providing TSA with free weed

That was my thought too. Which $13/hour government worker is charged with the proper collection and disposal of that box of pot? Has he been tested lately?

14 posted on 01/20/2014 6:07:09 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (Liberals can afford for things to go well, to work, for folks to be happy. They'd be out of work.)
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To: Gaffer

RE: Post #5 - LOL

My father-in-law is a retired Chief Detective. He tells a story about how the department got “caught” growing weed behind the police station. Apparently they made a significant drug bust. But in order to properly weigh the drugs for the DA to prosecute based on the amount, the pot had to be dried. So the officers had a secure courtyard behind the station and it was summer time. They put two picnic tables together and laid the the pot outside for a day or two. Then they collected it and weighed it. Guess what invasive weed began growing in the police station courtyard?

As my father in law stated, “That $hit is hard to kill.” Yea, dad. It’s like a weed.


15 posted on 01/20/2014 6:15:46 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (Liberals can afford for things to go well, to work, for folks to be happy. They'd be out of work.)
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To: yldstrk

Let’s say the pre- and post-burn weights weren’t the same


16 posted on 01/20/2014 6:24:06 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Wolfie

oh what a tangled web we weave
when weed we seek to retrieve


17 posted on 01/20/2014 6:32:42 AM PST by beebuster2000
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To: Wolfie

And who gets that?


18 posted on 01/20/2014 6:34:10 AM PST by wardaddy (wifey instructed me today to grow chapter president beard back again....i wonder why?)
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To: Maceman

I once answered the door to a cop with a joint in my hand. He told me to destroy it. For more than a second I considered pulling out my lighter and lighting it.


19 posted on 01/20/2014 6:41:55 AM PST by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: yldstrk

TSA - Totally Stoned Agents


20 posted on 01/20/2014 6:45:34 AM PST by DownInFlames
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To: Wolfie

Gee, what could possibly go wrong with this plan?

For one, I am envisioning bootleg amnesty boxes being set up by some enterprising crooks.


21 posted on 01/20/2014 6:49:35 AM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: Wolfie

Have a baggie? - leave a baggie
Need a baggie? - take a baggie


22 posted on 01/20/2014 6:54:04 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: When do we get liberated?

why on earth would you open your door to a cop

I speak through the door

“what”

they told me and I said ‘just a minute”

I went out through the garage and around to the front to meet them

lo and behold one was by the hedge out of my sight at the front door

they told me they were looking for some teenager

I asked if they had a card and said I would call them if I got any info


23 posted on 01/20/2014 8:16:36 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Wolfie

If I got caught wit dope at an airport I would flush my mj down the toilet before leaving it for whoever has the job of emptying the “amnesty boxes.”

The last thing of value I left for any of them was about two ounces of toothpaste in a crumpled tube.


24 posted on 01/20/2014 11:45:34 AM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: yldstrk

I was expecting my girlfriend. I opened the door with a drink in each hand and a joint. not exactly OPSEC


25 posted on 01/24/2014 6:41:27 PM PST by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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