As of January 1, adults could legally buy recreational marijuana in the state of Colorado, but those adults will not be able to fly out of the state from Denver's main airport with their newly legal weed.
In an effort to combat illegal interstate drug trafficking, Denver International Airport has announced that it intends to ban marijuana possession on all airport property beginning in early January, reported the Denver Post.
DIA is the first city facility to prohibit marijuana possession.
Flying with marijuana, even medical marijuana, is prohibited by the TSA, DIA spokeswoman Stacey Stegman told the newspaper.
Although Colorado voters approved recreational pot in 2012, the substance remains prohibited under federal law.
Adults in Colorado can possess up to an ounce of marijuana legally, residents can purchase up to 1 ounce of retail marijuana, while tourists can purchase up to a quarter-ounce at a time. And all of that marijuana will have to be consumed or remain in the state.
As the marijuana laws in Denver and the rest of the state continue to evolve, the Denver city government has launched a website aimed at educating pot consumers on the do's and don'ts of legal weed.
The website offers additional rules and information for residents, visitors, marijuana dispensaries, parents, business owners and home marijuana growers, featuring answers to the commonly asked questions about the groundbreaking new marijuana laws in the state.
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