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Airport pot bust raises more questions

Airport Amnesty Boxes

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A marijuana bust at an airport is raising questions about pot's place in Colorado airports.

36 ounces of marijuana-infused edibles were found in a traveler's luggage in Aspen.

The TSA turned the case over to the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office, but they didn't pursue charges because the person isn't breaking any state laws.

It seems that after weeks of the new pot laws, Colorado airports are still in uncharted territory when it comes to marijuana.

At first the Colorado Springs airport told us pot could fly.

But days later we got a statement saying pot was banned.

And eventually the airport installed amnesty boxes ..

We asked about 30 passengers if they knew what the boxes were for. Five of them had a good idea.

The boxes are green, but nowhere on them is the word "marijuana". Instead they say: "Med Return Drug Collection Unit"

We wanted to find out if people were using these amnesty boxes, but no one from the Colorado Springs airport got back to us, and local law enforcement wasn't available to comment."

The airport told us, they will collect any marijuana from the boxes, and team up with the Colorado Springs Police Department to have it incinerated.

We're told the lieutenant in charge of the amnesty boxes is expected to let us know how that process is going next week.

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