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