Skip to comments.Marijuana amnesty boxes going up at Colorado Springs Airport
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.
So they are supposed to eat it all before going through security?
providing TSA with free weed
TSA grab bags.....
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.
Yeah right. I'm sure it will.
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.
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?
does the airport actually close
well there are various ways that could happen including being loaded into the pipes of the TSA and lit up
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. ;-)
The whole state has gone to pot
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?
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.
Let’s say the pre- and post-burn weights weren’t the same
oh what a tangled web we weave
when weed we seek to retrieve
And who gets that?
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.
TSA - Totally Stoned Agents
Gee, what could possibly go wrong with this plan?
For one, I am envisioning bootleg amnesty boxes being set up by some enterprising crooks.
Have a baggie? - leave a baggie
Need a baggie? - take a baggie
why on earth would you open your door to a cop
I speak through the door
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
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.
I was expecting my girlfriend. I opened the door with a drink in each hand and a joint. not exactly OPSEC