SB 65 would make it unlawful to drive or operate a vehicle, boat, vessel, or aircraft while smoking or ingesting marijuana or marijuana products.

SB 65 (Hill) – Vehicles: alcohol and marijuana: penalties.

Existing law makes it an infraction to drink any alcoholic beverage while driving a motor vehicle upon any highway or on other specified lands. This bill would instead make driving or operating a vehicle upon any highway or specified lands, or driving or operating a boat, vessel, or aircraft while drinking any alcoholic beverage, punishable as either an infraction or a misdemeanor. The bill would also make driving or operating a vehicle, boat, vessel, or aircraft while smoking or ingesting marijuana or marijuana products an offense punishable as an infraction or a misdemeanor. The bill would authorize a court to order a defendant to attend drug or alcohol education and counseling classes in addition to those penalties.

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