Denver-Based Group Wants Marijuana Permitted in Airport Lounges

Marijuana should be legal in smoking lounges at airports nationwide, according to one pro-pot group that claims the move would help fliers deal with the anxiety of air travel.

Members of the Denver-based Safer Alternative for Enjoyable Recreation (SAFER) will ask government officials Tuesday to allow the drug in airport smoking lounges, where cigarette use is currently permitted, reported.

Proponents of the change claim marijuana is a better alternative to alcohol to calm travelers down before a flight.

In 2005, Denver voters approved a measure that made possession of one ounce or less of marijuana legal within city limits, making it the first municipality in the nation to pass such a law.

Possession of marijuana remains illegal under Colorado State law, as well as federal law. Attorneys in Denver can still use state and federal statutes to prosecute marijuana possession in the city.

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