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