Tourists leaving Las Vegas can now discard leftover marijuana on the McCarran airport.
(AP/Regina Garcia Cano)
Tourists leaving Las Vegas can now get rid of their remaining legally purchased marijuana at specially designated bins outside the McCarran International Airport, instead of hurriedly smoking before the flight, or just donate to a chill-bro on the way out of the city.
The green bottles and that there are 13 so far are bolted to the ground in “high-traffic” areas outside of the airport and its car rental area, The Las Vegas Sun is reporting. The Department of Aviation moved to the install of the baking, or amnesty boxes, after Clark County instituted a ban on marijuana possession and advertising at McCarran back in September.
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“The amnesty boxes are offered as a way to help people to comply with this regulation,” airport spokesperson Christine Crews told the Associated Press.
The sale of recreational marijuana legal in Nevada since July of 2017. The possession of up to an ounce of marijuana, or up to 1/8 ounce of concentrated marijuana was legalized the previous January, according to the Sun.
In 2017, tourists who neglected to get rid of their leftover marijuana before arriving at McCarran would have to do with the Las Vegas Metro Police, who ultimately determine whether the tourist was carrying a felony amount. However, the Officer of Aden Ocampo-Gomez of the Las Vegas police said no citations have been issued stemming from the airport’s new regulations on marijuana possession and advertising, passed in September.
The baking, or amnesty boxes, which were installed last week in response to September of the new regulations on the implementation of pot in the Department of Aviation property.
(AP/Regina Garcia Cano)
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Airport spokesperson Christina Crews added that the amnesty boxes will be monitored to prevent tampering.
“The drawer pulls; you leave your stuff in and you close it. You can’t really get your hand in. If you start to mess with them, you would have discovered pretty quickly,” she told the Sun.
A contractor has also been hired to collect and dispose of the baking content multiple times per week.
The county aviation department said that it plans to install at least seven additional amnesty boxes at McCarran and the nearby airports, but may be more.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.