Federal officials say they are in uncharted territory after agents with the Transportation Security Administration found 36 ounces of marijuana-infused edibles in a traveler's luggage at the Aspen airport.
The TSA turned the case over to the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office, which declined to pursue charges against the person because the person was doing nothing wrong under state law.
Sheriff's spokesman Brad Gibson says once passengers get into the security line and onto a plane, they are covered by federal law which bans marijuana.
According to the Aspen Daily News, federal officials say they will enforce the law, but authorities are not sure where county authority over the airport ends and federal agents take charge.
Copyright 2016 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.