Passengers move through security screening inside Denver International Airport's main terminal in July 2009. (Karl Gehring, The Denver Post)

DIA approves fines for pot possession

Denver International Airport on Wednesday formalized its policy banning marijuana and set fines for possession.

Under the new policy, the fine for a first offense is up to $150.

A worker or visitor who is ticketed for a second offense will face a fine of up to $500. A third offense and any offense after that will incur a fine up to $999.

Warning signs, installed at airport entrances earlier this month, notify passengers that marijuana was banned throughout the entire airport property, despite the new state law legalizing recreational use and possession by adults ages 21 and older.

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