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DENVER (KUSA)- Medical marijuana patients and advocates are voicing opposition to new rules at Denver International Airport that would ban marijuana on airport property.

The airport is in the process of finalizing a policy that says people could be fined $150 for the first violation and up to $999 for multiple infractions.

"To deny safe access to medical marijuana at the airport is unnecessary, and I think it's cruel," said Rachel Gillette with NORML, the National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws, at a public meeting Wednesday.

Medical marijuana patients said, for them, it's not about flying high, but having access to needed medicine.

"I have fibromyalgia," said patient Teri Robnett, who also spoke at the meeting. "I've had it for 26 years. I've tried a lot of different treatments and medical cannabis is by far the most effective treatment."

She pulled cannabis gummy candy, mouth spray and lotion from her purse, saying she carries products with her everywhere. Robnett said she's never had trouble boarding a plane at DIA with cannabis.

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