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The Weed Amnesty Boxes at Chicago Airports Received a Green Makeover
news  |  Mar 3, 2020

The Weed Amnesty Boxes at Chicago Airports Received a Green Makeover

One weed dropbox at Midway Airport was already burglarized, leading local officials to update them with added security and a new paint job.

One weed dropbox at Midway Airport was already burglarized, leading local officials to update them with added security and a new paint job.

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Travelers departing Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway airports will see an updated piece of equipment when they get past TSA security checkpoints. Newly-designed cannabis amnesty boxes are now in place to dissuade flyers from bringing state-legal weed in their carry-on luggage.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, local airport authorities replaced a set of cannabis amnesty dropboxes with newer, sturdier, and less theft-prone receptacles. And the 2.0 boxes are green, too. 

When recreational cannabis sales began in Illinois at the start of the year, Chicago police quickly issued a statement saying that they would not prosecute adults traveling through O’Hare or Midway with legal quantities of weed. Shortly after the announcement, the department installed more than a dozen blue amnesty boxes at security checkpoints in the two airports. 

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Zach Harris is a writer based in Philadelphia whose work has appeared on Noisey, First We Feast, and Jenkem Magazine. You can find him on Twitter @10000youtubes complaining about NBA referees.

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