McCarran Airport in Las Vegas has installed what it is calling "amnesty boxes" for travellers who wish to get rid of their marijuana. The first of what will be 20 such boxes were put in place last week, airport spokeswoman Christine Crews said.
Recreational marijuana use is legal in Nevada. But in September, the Clark County Commission passed an ordinance forbidding marijuana on airport property.
The weed remains illegal under federal law as well, and those flying with it are technically subject to TSA enforcement. In practice, the TSA typically turns marijuana possession matters over to local law enforcement.
The amnesty boxes, which are painted green, are located just outside the terminals. They were designed with drawer-drops to keep people from reaching inside and the relevant Clark County ordinance is printed on them.
Crews said the boxes are located in areas that are closely monitored. In other words, those seeking to score free weed from a friendly stranger would be quickly detected. These party-poopers think of everything.