Washington State Troopers Crack Down On Marijuana ‘Open Containers’

WASHINGTON: Washington State troopers are ramping up efforts to enforce a new portion of the state’s marijuana law, which makes it illegal to have an open container of pot in your car.

The law went into affect on Sept. 26 and is similar to the state’s alcohol open container law.

The law states that marijuana must be in its original sealed package and stored in the trunk of your car or behind the backseat. It also extends to pot-infused edibles.

Driving with an open container of pot is a traffic infraction that carries an $136 dollar fine.