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Drivers Could Be Fined For Carrying Open-Container Cannabis In Vehicles

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Under a bill awaiting Governor Jerry Brown's signature it would be a crime to have an open container of cannabis in your vehicle while driving.

You'll risk a $100 fine in California if you have any of the following in your vehicle while driving.

You can't have a receptacle containing cannabis or cannabis product that has been opened - or had its seal broken - unless it's in the trunk. Same thing goes for loose cannabis flower that's not in a container. But qualified patients with a current ID card - or a doctor's prescription - will be exempt from the open container law...they may have cannabis in the vehicle but it's got to be in a sealed, re-sealed or closed container.

The cannabis legislation also provides $3 million in CHP funding for research and law enforcement training about how to detect impairment due to cannabis use as well as the combination of cannabis and alcohol use.

Transporting cannabis for commercial reasons will require a state-issued license.

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