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10 Things That Are Banned In San Francisco

First they came for your plastic bags, and you said nothing. Now they come for your happy meals?! Time to take a stand San Francisco.

Posted on November 3, 2010, at 9:19 p.m. ET

  • 1. Happy Meals

    Or more specifically, toys in Happy Meals. But, what kind of Happy Meal doesn't include a toy?

  • 2. Plastic Bags

    Plastic bags are currently not allowed at large chain supermarkets and drug stores, but they are considering expanding the ban to all stores.

  • 3. Bottled Water

    City money cannot be used to purchase bottled water and it cannot be sold from vending machines on city property.

  • 4. Smoking

    Tobacco cigarettes are not allowed to be smoked in buildings, and clove cigarettes are not permitted to be sold in the city at all.

  • 5. Baby Animals

    It's illegal to sell baby chickens, ducks, and rabbits in San Francisco.

  • 6. Segways

    Segways are not allowed on sidewalks or bike paths because the mayor of San Francisco thought they promoted laziness.

  • 7. Soda

    Soda and juice drinks with no real fruit juice cannot be sold from vending machines on city property.

  • 8. Arizona

    As a protest to the state's strict immigration policies, city employees (except for police officers investigating a crime) are not allowed to travel to Arizona.

  • 9. Firearms In Advertisements

    Advertisements in San Francisco cannot "promote the use of firearms or advocate any violent action." The poster for The Other Guy had all the weapons removed just for San Francisco's Muni system last summer.

  • 10. Sitting

    In order to curb aggressive panhandling, San Francisco outlawed sitting on the street between the hours of 7am and 11pm.

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.