Ah, California, the Golden State, the home to so many luminaries and business tycoons it’s almost beyond count. As the American state that considers itself on the forefront of legislation, California has been home to many great strides in social policy. They began the current marijuana revolution, for example. Of course, when a state is home to so many various types of people, from the farmers of the North to the celebrities in Hollywood, the laws can become a little confused. Unfortunately, some weird ones have managed to slip through in California’s quest to keep things progressive. Here, for your consideration, are some of the craziest.
1. Doctor’s Orders
Here’s a law that could only pop up in a state with such a vibrant film industry. In an attempt to protect newborns from the bright lights of fame (and the bright lights that could actually impact their development), legislators have enacted a law that mandates that a pediatrician should sign off before any filmmaker is allowed to film a child under one month. It’s a valid law, just kind of weird that it has to be specified.