LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill that bans smoking pot or ingesting marijuana products while driving or riding in a vehicle.'White Lives Matter' Protesters Rally At Huntington Beach Pier Along With Counter-Demonstrators
In a statement Hill made when he introduced the legislation in December, he said: “This legislation makes our laws for smoking while driving consistent with drinking while driving.”READ MORE: Hospitalizations For COVID-19 Fall Below 500 In LA County
It is already against the law to drive while under the influence of marijuana and to have an open bag of pot in a motor vehicle.
The law will go into effect Jan. 1.MORE NEWS: Man Fatally Shot In Officer-Involved Shooting In San Fernando
Also starting Jan. 1, recreational marijuana sales will be allowed in California after voters approved Proposition 64.