If the myriad contents of the cannabis amnesty boxes at the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport are any indication, many people are wildly overestimating how much they can consume during a vacation here, had second thoughts about trying to bring marijuana back home, or both.
On Wednesday, a sheriff’s deputy emptied the two innocuous-looking receptacles, something that happens every couple of months. The boxes allow travelers to rid themselves of the drug with no questions asked. While there seemed to be a mind-numbing amount of products collected for disposal this week, undersheriff Ron Ryan said it was not out of the ordinary.
“I thought this would sort of wane a little bit over time,” he said. “With a lot of what we’ll see, it’s clear someone made a bulk purchase, consumed a small amount, and then the rest gets dumped. Either they didn’t know what they were getting into, or they