Pearson International Airport in Toronto has installed cannabis disposal bins for the use of passengers of international flights. The disposal containers appeared at the airport after the recent legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada, according to media reports, along with a printed sign indicating their intended use.
“Taking cannabis or any product containing cannabis across Canada’s international borders, including to the U.S.A., is illegal. Dispose of your cannabis here before proceeding,” the sign reads, followed by a French translation.
Unlike secure metal boxes installed at some U.S. airports in states with legal pot, the collection bins at Pearson International are simple plastic trash cans with a disposable liner.
Reddit user SalishSailor, who posted a picture of one of the bins, implied in a comment how easy it would be to take cannabis from it.
“It’s okay, not flying today, just here to get some free weed from the bin,” the user wrote.
Other Reddit users also joined in the online fun.
“You know those little box libraries in residential neighbourhoods where you can drop off or pick up a book?” asked another user with the handle escape_character.
“Have a doobie? Leave doobie. Need a doobie? Take a doobie,” commented