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Your weed is still not welcome at DIA even as other airports allow it

DENVER — If you have house guests this week and they like to consume marijuana, tell them to eat it or smoke it before they fly home from Denver. Contact7 learned it’s still not allowed at DIA despite other airports changing policy in marijuana-friendly states.

“[DIA] has a policy that marijuana consumption and possessing marijuana is not allowed here on airport property,” Emily Williams of Denver International Airport said. “It is federally illegal to transport marijuana in a plane. So, you’re coming out here to the airport, you’re flying in, you’re flying out, there’s really no reason for you to have it here at the airport.”

In other words, generally, you’re protected by state laws before passing through security, but must adhere to federal laws once you’ve cleared security.

For instance, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac), and Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport have more lax policies that allow passengers to carry personal amounts of marijuana onto airport property, a review of the latest policies shows.

Las Vegas’s McCarran International Airport is like Denver, however, and asks weed-toting passengers to deposit the products into amnesty boxes at the airport.

At least two passengers who arrived at DIA believe the airport’s policies might need a refresher soon.

“If they make it legal for outside [of the airport], I think they should bring it in,” Lidya Weldehawriat, originally from Ethiopia, said.

“It doesn’t bother me. I don’t really care,” Dan Warner from Florida said.

Contact7’s request for public records produced evidence of a fivefold increase in marijuana “items” seized at DIA between January and August 2018 and January and August 2017 — 635 in 2018 versus 115 in 2017.

Administrators at the Denver Police Department and Department of Public Safety said officers will take “items” as non-evidence and ultimately destroy them.

According to officials at DIA, a Denver police officer will typically explain the airport’s rules to passengers who violate them.

Despite a growing, national push to legalize marijuana, DIA officials say airport policy is not likely to change any time soon.

“At this point, I think that’s a pretty firm decision. If and when a federal law changes, then I think we will completely revisit that policy,” Williams said.

If you have house guests this week and they like to consume marijuana, tell them to eat it or smoke it before they fly home from Denver. Contact7 learned it's still not allowed at DIA despite other airports changing policy in marijuana-friendly states.

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Our Tower Denver marijuana dispensary is located right in Denver International Airport’s backyard. We’re just south of Peña Boulevard and west of E-470, right off of Tower Road.

As the closest dispensary to DIA, this weed shop is a convenient spot for out-of-state visitors who just got off the plane, and locals who live outside the city. With both recreational and medical marijuana, we offer relaxation for jet-lagged travelers as well as alleviation for our medical patients. Found out why people love our consistency in customer service, great reviews, and products.


From the DIA

Here are some super easy ways to get from Denver International Airport.

Uber or Lyft

The fastest way to get to the nearest marijuana dispensary from Denver International Airport is to call an Uber or Lyft and meet at Level 5 for pick up. Set your drop off location for Native Roots on Tower Road, 7050 Tower Rd Denver, CO 80249. The ride should cost around $9-$13 and will only take a few minutes. After you are stocked up with your preferred marijuana products, request another ride to take you to your final destination.

If you are heading to our Native Roots Tower dispensary after picking up your rental car, it’s even easier. All rental car options are located in the same off-site area near the airport. To get there, a free rental car shuttle will pick you up on level 5. The ride is a short 5-minutes away. After you have a rental car, follow the signs to Peña Boulevard. Take Peña Boulevard for about 5 miles to Tower Road (exit 5). Head south on Tower Road to E 71st ave. Turn left onto E 71st ave. Take your first right and you’ve arrived!

A lot of people don’t know this, but you can take a bus directly from the airport to our Native Roots Tower Road marijuana dispensary. The 169L Smoky Hill leaves from the ground level and stops almost at our doorstep. See directions and bus schedule here

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Know Colorado Cannabis Laws

If you’re visiting us from out of town, please take the time to educate yourself on the Colorado state marijuana laws. You should be aware of how much you can carry on your person and where you can consume. You also need to be aware that rules can vary from county and town. Check out the links below for more detail. Enjoy your stay because you can’t take it with you!


It’s easy to get overwhelmed by our large selection of products – especially if you’re new to marijuana. We’re happy to help, whether it’s your first time or you’re a frequent visitor.

The marijuana products that we offer at our Tower Denver marijuana dispensary location are:

Gear and accessories
Pre-rolled joints

Since we’re close to DIA, our hours are extended to fit around your flight itinerary and busy schedule, opening at 8 am and closing at 10 pm. Ease your jet lag or long commute today by stopping in and purchasing recreational or medical pot outside of the city.

See why we’re the #1 marijuana dispensary near the airport!

The Native Roots Tower Denver marijuana dispensary is close to Denver International Airport and has a wide range of products. Call ahead: 720-428-8990