City officials in San Francisco have banned all tobacco smoking inside apartments, citing concerns about secondhand smoke. But lighting up a joint inside? That’s still allowed. [...]
“Unlike tobacco smokers who could still leave their apartments to step out to the curb or smoke in other permitted outdoor smoking areas, cannabis users would have no such legal alternatives,” said Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, who wrote the amendment to exempt cannabis.
The government creates multiple problems over time. So, soon, we'll have these scenarios:
(A) Smoking cannabis in the public. ILLEGAL.
(B) Smoking tobacco outside in certain areas. LEGAL.
(C) Smoking cannabis in your own apartment. LEGAL.
(D) Smoking tobacco in your own apartment. ILLEGAL.
It'll be amusing to see how the authorities tell the difference between scenarios (C) and (D). Those who smoke cigarettes will likely get a few backup joints to light up when there's a knock on the door.