Last year, the city of Las Vegas became 420 friendly, but that doesn’t mean folks traveling home from vacation can take their legally purchased ganja with them. In fact, it’s illegal by federal law to cross state borders with marijuana. So, what are travelers to do with their leftover weed? The McCarren International Airport in Vegas decided to install weed bins as a courtesy to customers who need to ditch their blunts and edibles before boarding their flight, according to the Las Vegas Sun.
So far, the airport has installed 13 bins dubbed “marijuana amnesty drop boxes.” The bins are bright green and labeled “disposal for prescription or recreational drugs” so that people know where to get rid of their stash. Eventually, there will be 20 boxes in total sitting in high-traffic areas surrounding the outside of the airport.
Officials have already anticipated that some may try to break into the boxes and take the discarded weed for themselves. To safeguard against any sort of thievery, the boxes are designed in a way that makes it impossible to stick your hand inside. “The drawer pulls out; you drop your stuff in and you close it. You can’t really get your hand in there,” Christine Crews, McCarran spokesperson, told the Las Vegas Sun. “If you start tampering with them, you’d be detected pretty quickly.” Damn.
The boxes have also been bolted to the ground because, well, duh. I just have one very important question: What happens to all the left behind weed?!? Fox News reported that contractors “collect and dispose of the receptacles’ contents multiple times per week.” So um...how do I get that job?