California Cracks Down on Smoking Cannabis While Driving

California Cannabis

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.