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Cannabis Smoking Banned On CA Party Buses

Martin Romjue
Posted on October 9, 2019
Do it at home, or get a room. No more marijuana smoking aboard commercial vehicles in the state of California. (Wikimedia Commons photo via 420 Tours)

Do it at home, or get a room. No more marijuana smoking aboard commercial vehicles in the state of California. (Wikimedia Commons photo via 420 Tours)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law today AB 1810 which prohibits the smoking of marijuana on commercial party buses and limousines to protect drivers from impairment and avoid the risk of accidents.

The law had been near the top of the legislative agenda for the Greater California Livery Association, which sought the protections for the chauffeurs and drivers at luxury ground transportation companies statewide.

Although most luxury transportation services already ban the practice as company policy, the bill will assure operators their policies now have legal and law enforcement backing.

Separately, a bill that would have required ventilated driver compartments for vehicles taking customers on cannabis tours was tabled so legislators could work out conflicts and get more input from state agencies.

Since California voters legalized the sale and recreational use of cannabis in 2016, companies have sprung up that take customers on tours of cannabis businesses, much like firms that offer crawls to wineries and breweries, state officials said in a Sept. 12 report from the Los Angeles Times.

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Related Topics: California operators, difficult clients, drugs, Greater California Livery Association, law enforcement, legislation, limo buses, Marijuana, party buses, regulatory enforcement, tour buses

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