Garden Grove, CA asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for California

Q: Now that it legal to smoke weed for recreational purposes

So can I smoke a joint when I walk in the park, can I smoke on sidewalk beaches what if they catch me with a pipe or bong in public and or my car

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Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair
Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair
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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Perhaps another respondent will have a different opinon, my understanding of the law is that smoking in public places is limited to the laws surrounding the use of cigarettes or other things people smoke. The laws surrounding smoking are both locally enacted as well statewide, probably you can't legally smoke in a park or on the beach. If you are stopped for a moving violation and paraphernalia used for smoking pot is found, you might find yourself being investigated for driving under the influence.

William M. Weinberg
William M. Weinberg
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Irvine, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Treat the use of marijuana similar to the use of alcohol. You can't drink in the park and you can't smoke in the park. You can't drink in the car and you can't smoke in it.

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