L.A. County Bans Vaping, Smoking Pot on 25 Miles of Beaches

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Marc Bury, visiting from Germany, vapes at the Venice Boardwalk on March 26, 2019. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

Marc Bury, visiting from Germany, vapes at the Venice Boardwalk on March 26, 2019. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

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It’s about to get harder to find a place to vape and smoke cannabis in Los Angeles County.

The Board of Supervisors updated the county’s legal definition of “smoke” and “smoking” on Tuesday, expanding an existing ban on using tobacco products at beaches, parks and government buildings to include electronic cigarettes and pot.

The supervisors also clamped down with new restrictions on smoking at beach parking lots, bus stops, outdoor bars and some common areas of county-owned golf courses in unincorporated areas.

The new rules on public consumption come as a breath of fresh air to health advocates and others turned off by second-hand smoke. They also are among the county’s first major policy changes on cannabis since California voters legalized the drug for adult use in 2016.

Read the full story on LATimes.com.

Credit: Los Angeles Times
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