SAFER Skies? Preventing Air Rage by Smoking Pot
One way to prevent air rage: get stoned. At least, that's what Safer Alternative For Enjoybalbe Recreation thinks.
SAFER, Safer Alternative For Enjoyable Recreation, which got a ballot initiative passed to make enforcing marijuana laws the lowest legal priority in Denver, is now pushing to allow passengers to get high before they fly. But since the FAA oversees the airport and smoking pot is against federal laws, the idea has some people scratching their heads wondering how it would work.
SAFER members aren't mapping out the legal landmines. Instead, they just say that the smoking lounge, outside of security at Denver International Airport, falls under Denver Police jurisdiction. And since the new city ordinance was enacted, all penalties for adult marijuana possession have been removed. So they think adults should be allowed to smoke either marijuana or cigarettes in the airport's smoking lounge.
Also, sitting on a plane full of stoned guys/gals would drive me nuts. Two ways to compensate for this would be free little bags of Doritos and making sure that the in-flight movie is always The Wizard of Oz mashed up with Dark Side of the Moon.
Still, between the security-induced paranoia and the coach-class-induced claustrophobia, I would presume that this would be a horrible environment in which to be stoned.