Assemblyman Keith P. Brown has introduced legislation that would require teens caught vaping to attend a counseling program with their parents or guardians.
Brown said that the two pieces of legislation he has proposed are designed to address problems that have grown out of the legalization of cannabis. The second program would require teens to attend a marijuana diversion program with their parents or guardians. Both billsa are meant to discourage vaping and cannabis use in underage teens to keep both them and the public safe.
“Cannabis might be legal among adults, but children and teens in our communities are still vulnerable,” Brown said. “By creating diversion programs statewide and spreading awareness about the effects of vaping and cannabis use on teens, we will be able to get ahead of some of the issues that have emerged since the legalization of cannabis.”
Brown has also introduced and supported legislation related to cannabis use among teen and adult motorists in relation to testing for drug impairment on the road as well as potential penalties for individuals arrested for driving while impaired.