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The Airport Where You Can Pick Up Free Weed?

The Airport Where You Can Pick Up Free Weed?
Meg Butler

Now that marijuana legalization has spread to several states in the United States and its Northern neighbor Canada, airport officials are encountering a new cannabis-adjacent problems: what to do with your weed if you accidentally bring it to the airport.

Airports like Toronto’s Pearson airport (and Las Vegas’ McCarran airport and others) solve that problem with amnesty bins: disposal containers where passengers can leave their marijuana without fear of reprisal.

But after one Reddit thread about Pearson’s “free weed bin” went viral, Robin Smith, a representative of Toronto’s Pearson airport was quick to put the record straight:

“‘Free weed’ is resoundingly incorrect, and I think that’s putting it mildly. Once something goes into the container, it doesn’t come out.”

She did not elaborate on whether or not passengers were actually using the amnesty bin as a “free weed” bin but she did add that the amnesty bins will now have lids and will be monitored by airline staff, as they are now, for deposits that need speedy removal.

TL/DR? Don’t come to Pearson looking for free weed. You’ll have to buy it outside like everyone else.



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