Legislators Ban Cannabis on Party Buses

The use of cannabis on California’s party buses is a trend that may be short-lived. Lawmakers have voted to outlaw marijuana smoking on commercial party buses and limousines amid concerns from law enforcement. The bill has been sent to the governor.

“Today’s marijuana is super strength and highly potent,” Kevin Sabet, head of the anti-cannabis group Smart Approaches to Marijuana, told the Los Angeles Times. “Allowing use on party buses and limousines would have been dangerous and irresponsible.”

The California Cannabis Industry Assn. opposed the bill, instead favoring less stringent competing legislation. Executive Director Lindsay Robinson warned it would “have a chilling effect on the cannabis tourism industry and threatens the livelihoods of the operators who have well-established businesses already operating throughout the state.” 



Monday, January 27, 2020 - 09:14

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