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Pot amnesty boxes arriving at Colorado Springs airport

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Colorado Springs Airport on Wednesday installed amnesty boxes for people who didn’t realize that it’s illegal to possess marijuana on a plane or even at the airport.

It is legal to leave marijuana in parked cars at airports under the Colorado law that legalized recreational marijuana, but people can’t bring marijuana inside the airports.

Officials are encouraging people to leave their marijuana behind, but they also want to help people who broke the law and don’t want to miss their flights.

Denver International Airport will not offer such boxes, said airport spokesman Heath Montgomery.

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Denver Post staff writer Ryan Parker contributed to this report.

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