I was a resident of California and observed, and a good friend recently moved out of the state because of, its: “ Cloud Cuckoo Land” political scene. California has a reputation for passing contradictory, wasting, confusing, naively-unrealistic legislation.
As a democrat, one must accept that one gets what he deserves. Your fellow citizens elected the members of the legislature that enacted the law having the consequences you lament.
Fix the problem. Good luck.