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Forgot about that joint? Vegas airport lets people dump pot
AP kxan ^ | Feb. 23, 2018 | Regina Garcia Cano

Posted on 02/23/2018 8:45:38 AM PST by bgill

What happens in Vegas really can stay in Vegas. 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.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: cannabis; drugs; lasvegas; marijuana; medicine
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Wow, who has the contract to empty those containers? Legalizing drug dealers.
1 posted on 02/23/2018 8:45:38 AM PST by bgill
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To: bgill

Like a pot head is going to remember?


2 posted on 02/23/2018 8:46:49 AM PST by Professional
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To: TheStickman; dainbramaged; beaversmom; T-Bone Texan

For your interest.


3 posted on 02/23/2018 8:50:28 AM PST by KC_Lion (If you want on First Lady Melania's, Ivanka Trump's or Sarah Palin's Ping Lists, just let me know.)
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To: bgill

What’s toked in Vegas stays in Vegas.


4 posted on 02/23/2018 8:51:02 AM PST by TADSLOS (Alex Jones isn’t quite the wing nut now, all things considered.)
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To: bgill
Well... recreational use of cannabis is legal in 9 states (Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington) plus the District of Columbia, and decriminalized in another 13 states plus the U.S. Virgin Islands.

So does that mean if you are flying between these places you dont have to dump your pot?

And I can recall way back when there were pot sniffing dogs in airports. Not anymore - those poor pooches would be flustered these days with so much ganga around.

5 posted on 02/23/2018 8:51:09 AM PST by corkoman
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To: bgill

TSA Agent: “I’m all, ‘That’s, like, a really good policy; all’s I’m sayin’...’”


6 posted on 02/23/2018 8:55:41 AM PST by Migraine ((A smartass who is right can be downright funny. A smartass who is wrong is just a smartass.))
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To: KC_Lion

My question is who gets the cannabis after it’s deposited into these things?

Reads like a crazy out in the open scam to me.


7 posted on 02/23/2018 8:57:07 AM PST by TheStickman (#MAGA all day every day!)
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To: bgill
Hmmm. Maybe there's one here in Reno. Free weed for the folks who empty the bin or re-sell it? Then again, I know folks who might say "Left over weed? What's that dude?" 👹🐲🌮🛫
8 posted on 02/23/2018 9:01:36 AM PST by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: Migraine

The latest TSA agent hires...

Cheech and Chong


9 posted on 02/23/2018 9:02:11 AM PST by HombreSecreto (They never thought that she would lose - God had other plans)
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To: corkoman

Actually, recreational use of cannabis is still illegal in all 50 states under federal law. So no, I would not recommend trying to carry some through TSA screening in any airport regardless of where you are flying from or to.


10 posted on 02/23/2018 9:09:11 AM PST by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation has ended!)
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To: bgill

Like sanctuary cities, I guess states can now pick and choose which federal laws to obey. Can’t wait to see what Texas will decide to ignore.


11 posted on 02/23/2018 9:17:22 AM PST by libertylover (Kurt Schlicter: "They wonder why they got Trump. They are why they got Trump")
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To: bgill

So what’s the big deal. This is a law that is way past it’s due date.


12 posted on 02/23/2018 9:26:22 AM PST by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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To: libertylover

You need to bone up on the Constitution. States that legalize pot are asserting their 10th Amendment powers and should be supported, even if you don’t like the policy.

OTOH, sanctuary cities and states are in violation of powers delegated by the Constitution to the United States, ie control of immigration and borders.


13 posted on 02/23/2018 9:26:56 AM PST by Ken H (Best election ever!)
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To: bgill

Very soon there will be a homeless campground nearby.


14 posted on 02/23/2018 9:32:02 AM PST by CMailBag
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To: HombreSecreto
Cheech and Chong

"Hey man, some dude's talkin' bad about Roger, man!"
15 posted on 02/23/2018 9:34:00 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: bgill

Are the containers incinerators? Do they vent to the outside? Is Las Vegas security now a lot more laid back?


16 posted on 02/23/2018 9:36:27 AM PST by Technocrat (Trump-Reagan 2016. Because you're fired.)
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To: bgill

Professional janitor Willie Nelson reporting for duty!


17 posted on 02/23/2018 9:42:58 AM PST by Ignatz (Winner of a prestigious 1960 Y-chromosome award!)
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To: libertylover
"Like sanctuary cities, I guess states can now pick and choose which federal laws to obey. Can’t wait to see what Texas will decide to ignore."

It's called Federalism. It's not that they are ignoring the law, it's that the federal law doesn't require them to do anything. The federal government can make its rules, the states can make theirs.

18 posted on 02/23/2018 9:43:00 AM PST by mlo
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To: Ignatz

LOL


19 posted on 02/23/2018 9:44:27 AM PST by MplsSteve
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To: corkoman

“So does that mean if you are flying between these places you dont have to dump your pot?”

Interstate Commerce is controlled by the Feds. Check with TSA!


20 posted on 02/23/2018 9:55:08 AM PST by TexasGator (Z)
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