Toronto’s Pearson Airport says cannabis disposal containers are not ‘free weed’ bins

Once the weed goes in, it doesn't come out

With the release of their cannabis disposal containers, Toronto’s Pearson Airport has been forced to clarify that the weed there isn’t just up for grabs.

After last week’s legalization, Pearson Airport set up some disposal bins for people to get rid of their stash if they’re flying internationally, since it’s illegal to transport it across the country’s borders.
 


 
Earlier this week, a picture of one of the disposal containers blew up on Reddit because it was captioned with “Pearson International installed a ‘free weed’ bin :).” As a result, Greater Toronto Airport Authority spokesperson, Robin Smith, had to clarify the purpose of the bins.

“‘Free weed’ is resoundingly incorrect, and I think that’s putting it mildly,” Smith told Gizmodo. “Once something goes in the container, it doesn’t come out.”

In fact, the bins are monitored by security personnel and disposed of by a specific service, so passengers can’t take anything from them.

If you’re planning to fly internationally, just leave the weed at home because once you get rid of it you won’t be getting it back.