Smoking pot while driving or riding in a car in California will soon be punishable with a fine

Date Posted: 09/12/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Highway Patrol, California Office of Traffic Safety, California DUI Enforcement, California Drivers

With state-licensed marijuana sales months away, Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed a bill that prohibits smoking or consuming cannabis while driving or riding in a vehicle in California.

The measure was written by Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) in anticipation of the state's Jan. 1 start of marijuana sales for recreational use. The new law makes a violation punishable with a $70 fine.

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