Maine Bill Targets Open Marijuana Containers

The Maine Legislature introduced bill LD 141 that makes possession of an open marijuana container or consumption of marijuana in a vehicle by the driver or any passenger a traffic violation. An open marijuana container includes any marijuana or a consumable product that has a broken seal or a container that did not originally contain marijuana. Under the bill, an open marijuana container must be kept in the trunk or behind the back seat if the car has no trunk. The Joint Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety will hold a hearing on LD141 on February 6, 2019 at 10:00 am.