CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway international airports have installed boxes where travelers can dispose of recreational marijuana before boarding flights.
The “cannabis amnesty boxes” were installed at each airport last week, just as legal marijuana sales began in Illinois.
According to The Chicago Tribune, the boxes are located just past the airports’ Transportation Security Administration checkpoints.
Chicago Police Department spokeswoman Maggie Huynh said while it’s not illegal to have cannabis at the airport, possessing marijuana is still illegal under federal law.
She added the boxes give people an opportunity to ensure no issues when landing at their destination.