TRENDY, CON­TRO­VER­SIAL

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Palm Beach (Sunday) - - Front Page - By Phillip Valys South Florida Sun Sen­tinel

At Fox­worth Foun­tain in Del­ray Beach you can or­der ice-cream floats, sun­daes and milk­shakes speared with sy­ringes of CBD oil. Three weeks ago at Co­lada, a café north of down­town Fort Laud­erdale, em­ploy­ees be­gan spik­ing shots of Cuban cafecito with the oil.

South Florida restau­rants are buzzing over CBD in re­cent months, tout­ing the oil’s abil­ity to treat ev­ery­thing from chronic pain to anx­i­ety.

Here’s the prob­lem: Some CBD-laced foods con­tain trace amounts of THC (tetrahy­dro­cannabi­nol), the psy­choac­tive sub­stance in mar­i­juana that pro­duces a eu­phoric high. THC is il­le­gal in Florida for those with­out a med­i­cal mar­i­juana card.

The other prob­lem: The U.S. Food and Drug Ad­min­is­tra­tion says us­ing CBD oil as a food ad­di­tive is il­le­gal na­tion­wide, says Seth Hy­man, a med­i­cal mar­i­juana ex­pert with the Plan­ta­tion law firm Kel­ley Kro­nen­berg.

HALLANDALE BEACH – Surfers who dare to catch waves off Hallandale Beach are break­ing a town law that bans the sport.

But the ban it­self may be il­le­gal, ex­perts say.

A land­mark rul­ing handed down 48 years ago pro­hibits cities from out­law­ing surf­ing.

“That could be taken to court,” said Tom Warnke, ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor of the Florida Surf­ing Mu­seum in West Palm Beach. “The [Florida] Supreme Court ruled you could reg­u­late it, but you can’t ban it.”

Hallandale’s ban has been on the books for at least a decade.

Back in 1964, the town of Palm Beach banned surf­ing. Soon Riviera Beach and Palm Beach Shores out­lawed the sport too.

The Florida Supreme Court

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