Are new marijuana laws changing pot pullover procedures?

Q: With Washington State's new pot laws saying anyone 21 and up can have up to an ounce of marijuana for themselves, if you get pulled over and the cops smell pot, can they search your car? -- Phil in BothellA: "It's like the equivalent of having an open container. If an officer stops a car, and a puff of smoke comes out the window, or it's just a really strong, smokey odor, that might lead the officer to think that maybe the marijuana's been recently consumed, which might lead to field sobriety tests. Because, just like you're not supposed to drive under the influence, because it's against the law and it's dangerous to people, including the driver, you're not allowed to smoke marijuana and then drive under the influence either. That's also a crime. -- Seattle Police Sgt. Sean Whitcomb