As of January 1, 2018, marijuana will be legalized in California and the state is preparing for the change with new laws. This week, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new bill SB-65 into law. This new law bans smoking or eating cannabis products while in a car–as a driver or passenger.
SB-65 was proposed by Sen. Jerry Hill. Those who are found to be in violation of the law will have to pay $70. Previous to the passing of this law it was illegal to drive while under the influence of a cannabis product and while having an open bag of marijuana.