Even though it is definitely legal to smoke recreational marijuana in San Francisco, it is still a crime to smoke & drive & that includes riding a bicycle. I didn’t realize that it was illegal to smoke recreational marijuana & operate an e-bike, however the police made sure to stop & provide me the information along with a tick. My friends & I went to visit San Francisco for a week-long getawayâ€¦ While both of us were in the city, both of us went to a marijuana dispensary. The two of us bought a lot of items from the marijuana dispensary & the person behind the counter knew that it was our first time. The two of us made a joke about just having come from the airport, and no one told us that it was going to be illegal to use cannabis in public. My friends & I decided to rent a couple of ebikes from a shop in downtown San Francisco. The two of us wanted to see everything & it was much easier than walking. While both of us were riding around, I decided to get out a marijuana joint. My neighbor & I were resting at a orange light waiting to cross a street. The two of us were smoking a marijuana joint & a police officer was on the other side of the street. He started flashing his siren & lights & then he got in front of our path. He gave each one of us a $25 ticket for smoking cannabis in public & he educated us on the neighborhood laws in San Francisco. Thankfully, the ticket wasn’t too costly, although he should have given us warning.