They’re calling them amnesty boxes, but these new green receptacles are essentially a treasure trove of discarded weed.
Well, they would be if you could get your hands in them.
As Fox News reports, visitors leaving from Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport now have the option of disposing of their legally acquired marijuana and prescription drugs in the designated bins. Selling recreational weed in Las Vegas has been legal since July 2017, but McCarran instituted a ban on marijuana possession and advertising in September.
This posed a problem for travelers leaving the City of Sin with herby leftovers.
Visitors leaving McCarran with weed on them would risk dealing with Las Vegas Metro Police, who would assess if the traveler was carrying a felony amount of marijuana (it’s legal to carry up to an ounce of pot, or one-eighth of an ounce of concentrated marijuana). But as Officer Aden Ocampo-Gomez of the Las Vegas Police Department told Fox News, no citations have been issued since the ban on possession at McCarran was put in place.
Travelers can find 13 green amnesty boxes outside the airport and the car-rental area, according to the Las Vegas Sun. They’ve been bolted down to the ground for reasons that should be pretty damn obvious. An airport spokesperson, Christina Crews, also made it clear that the amnesty boxes would be monitored.
Crews told the Sun:
The drawer pulls out; you drop your stuff in and you close it. You can’t really get your hand in there. If you start tampering with them, you’d be detected pretty quickly.
Sheesh, way to blow a potential high.
And in case you’re wondering what happens to the weed when it comes time to clean out the bins, Fox reports that a contractor has been hired to “collect and dispose of the receptacles’ contents multiple times per week.”
Yeah, uhmmmm ... can we have that contractor’s number? We’ve been looking for a guy.