San Diego's first legal 4/20: The rules smokers need to know
4:38 PM, Apr 19, 2018
6:48 PM, Apr 19, 2018
SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - For the first April 20 in California, marijuana use is legal in the state.
California’s new recreational marijuana laws took effect Jan. 1, 2018, as the passage of Proposition 64 in November 2016 opened up the state to regulate cannabis. For local users, however, it's not a matter of simply heading outside and smoking freely.
Several state laws are in place to make sure smokers celebrate "4/20' legally - and safely - will be in effect Friday. Here's what they need to know:
You cannot use cannabis within 1,000 feet of a school, day care center, or youth center while children are present.
Even though it is legal under California law, employers have the right to prohibit the use of cannabis by their employees.
Cannabis can be consumed on private property but you cannot consume, smoke, eat, or vape cannabis in public places. Property owners and landlords may ban the use and possession of cannabis on their properties.
If you are under the influence of cannabis while operating a car, boat, or other vehicle, a law enforcement officer can pull you over and conduct a sobriety test. Violators are subject to DUI laws.
Having an open container of cannabis in a vehicle while driving or riding in the passenger seat is against the law.
If you have cannabis in a vehicle, it must be in an approved sealed package or container. Otherwise, it must be kept in the trunk.