This is an unintended companion piece to the "California is the Future" idea. A short summary of the new laws going into effect in California for the new year. (This is one of those annoying posts where it wouldn't let me copy and paste -- but I have figured out that sometimes I can get around that by doing it paragraph by paragraph. Mpf.)
On Jan. 1, California is basically becoming a different state
Protection for undocumented immigrants, tougher gun laws, recreational marijuana: California will welcome 2018 by turning into the US equivalent of a Scandinavian country. Hundreds of new laws of markedly progressive inspiration will go into effect in the Golden State come the new year, affecting everything from crime, to transportation, to wages.