A 69-year-old woman was recently arrested at a security checkpoint at Disney World after a police officer found CBD oil in her purse.
According to Fox 35 Orlando, Hester Jordan Burkhalter, a great-grandmother from North Carolina who suffers from arthritis, spent 12 hours in jail before being released on a $2,000 bond despite having a note from her doctor.
CBD oil is illegal in Florida until a recently passed hemp bill is signed into law.
“I have really bad arthritis in my legs, in my arms and in my shoulder,” Burkhalter, who had been planning her trip to Disney for as many as two years, told Fox 35. “I use (CBD oil) for the pain because it helps.”
“I’ve never had one speeding ticket in my life,” she added, referring to her lack of criminal history.
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The charges against Burkhalter were eventually dropped by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
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