Why is marijuana banned in boxing?

Throw in your marijuana here, please!

Anyone standing in front of McCarran Airport in Las Vegas and still has a joint in their pocket can now officially part with their marijuana. Because green boxes have been found outside the terminals since mid-February, in which passengers are supposed to dispose of their grass. The background: Since July 2017, anyone aged 21 or older has been allowed to buy marijuana in approved stores in the US state of Nevada and consume it at home.

However, the consumption of the soft drug in public is prohibited. This includes the hotels and casinos of Las Vegas. Anyone who leaves the gamer's paradise via McCarran International Airport has to part with joints and co. Before entering the airport.

Prohibited in the airport

Because County Clark, which also operates the airport, has banned the possession and advertising of marijuana in the airport in order not to conflict with federal laws. "If you bought marijuana products during your trip to Las Vegas, don't bring them with you to the airport," the airport wrote on Twitter. "There are green boxes in front of each terminal that are intended for disposal."


Marijuana may be legal in Nevada, but it's prohibited on airport property. If you've purchased marijuana products during your trip to Las Vegas, don't bring them into the airport. There are green boxes outside each terminal designated for their disposal. pic.twitter.com/NrFTjAeaoy

- McCarran Airport (@LASairport) March 1, 2018

According to the TV broadcaster CNN, the boxes can also be found at Henderson Executive Airport and North Las Vegas Airport. This means that 20 of the boxes are set up at all three airports together. They are anchored in the ground so that no one can steal them. It is also not possible to access it. They are emptied by an externally commissioned company.

Boxing in Colorado too

According to CNN, Aspen / Pitkin County Airport and Colorado Springs Airport in the state of Colorado had already introduced similar grass disposal options in the past. Marijuana was legalized there as early as 2012. However, not all Colorado airports handle weed smoking the same way.