Colorado Springs airport adds marijuana amnesty boxes for passengers who don't know about pot ban

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Got pot? If you bring it to the Colorado Springs Airport, you'll now find amnesty boxes where you can dispose of it.

Earlier this month, airport officials said they weren't going to take action if someone was caught trying to fly with marijuana. But that changed last week, when officials banned possession in the Colorado Springs Airport passenger terminal and other areas as of January 10.

The airport is now installing amnesty boxes where passengers can drop off their marijuana.

According to KKTV-TV, the ban on pot at the airport applies to both recreational and medical marijuana. If passengers are caught trying to bring pot onto a plane, they could face up to $2,500 in fines and possible jail time.

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