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The Local Front - February 11 2019

AK Supreme Court Rules Local Gender Ordinance

The ARKANSAS Supreme Court rules that the city of FAYETTEVILLE can’t enforce an ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The court said it has already ruled that the measure violates a state law aimed at preventing local protections for LGBT people (ASSOCIATED PRESS).

NYC Health Departments Ban Sale of Food With CBD

The NEW YORK CITY Department of Health and Mental Hygiene orders Big Apple restaurants under its jurisdiction not to sell food products containing the cannabis derivative cannabidiol, or CBD. The agency said CBD has not been determined to be safe to eat (NEW YORK TIMES).

FL City Commission Bans Sunscreens

The KEY WEST, FLORIDA City Commission bans the sale within city limits of sunscreens that contain the ingredients oxybenzone and octinoxate. The ban will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2021. Scientists say the two chemicals cause severe harm to sensitive coral reefs (FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER).

 

-- Compiled by RICH EHISEN