Since last year, recreational marijuana has been legal in the State of Nevada – except for in one place that is, Las Vegas Airport! Visitors to Las Vegas are more than welcome to indulge in some of mother nature’s finest, but once they’re off back home they’re expected to get rid of it before they walk into the airport.
The airport falls under the jurisdiction of Clark County which actually banned marijuana possession and advertising to comply with federal law. Similar situations exist in Colorado and Washington at the moment.
To allow for trouble-free disposal, “amnesty boxes” were set up last week outside McCarran International Airport. These boxes are big green mailbox-sized boxes that are bolted to the ground and monitored for its contents which can also include prescription drugs. To CNN, McCarran airport’s public information adminstrator described what you might find in one of the bins. “We’ve had a variety of other things disposed of in the bins. For example, I was sent a picture of one of the bins containing pills, vape pens, rolled tobacco-looking products, prescription bottles and marijuana-infused drinks.”
For all of you readers heading out to EDC Las Vegas later in the year, feel free to indulge in some marijuana at your own pleasure (if you’re of age of course), but don’t forget to properly dispose of what’s left on your way out!
H/T: CNN | Featured Image: David McNew/Getty Images