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Gov. Brown Signs Bill That Prohibits Smoking Pot While Driving or Riding in Vehicle

L.A. It is similar to open container laws that prohibit drinking while driving. The new law makes a violation punishable with a $70 fine. 36.778261
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Can Marijuana Finally Turn This Remote Mojave Outpost Into a Boom Town? Read the full story on LATimes.com. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) in anticipation of the state’s Jan. City Council Approves New Cannabis Department Head It is already illegal to drive while intoxicated with marijuana and to have an open bag of cannabis in a motor vehicle. The new law bans actually smoking marijuana or consuming cannabis edibles while driving or riding in a vehicle. 1 start of marijuana sales for recreational use. (Credit: David Ramos/Getty Images)
The measure was written by Sen. With state-licensed marijuana sales months away, Gov. A man smokes a marijuana joint in this file photo. Jerry Brown on Monday signed a bill that prohibits smoking or consuming cannabis while driving or riding in a vehicle in California. In proposing the law, Hill cited a 2012 study by the California Office of Traffic Safety that found more weekend nighttime drivers in California tested positive for marijuana than alcohol.