Grandmother Arrested at Disney

It seems that cannabinoid oil, simply called CBD oil, has exploded onto the market. But, that doesn’t mean it’s welcome everywhere. Just ask the 69-year-old grandmother who was arrested for having CBD oil in her purse at Walt Disney World.

The Happiest Place on Earth … Unless You Have CBD Oil

Hester Burkhalter was arrested on April 15th after security at Disney World found a vial of CBD oil in her purse. Unfortunately for her, Florida only allows CBD oil possession with a medical marijuana card. Burkhalter said that her doctor instructed her to use it for her arthritis. In fact, according to her attorney, Burkhalter’s doctor faxed a copy of a prescription on the day of her arrest. But Mickey Mouse still called the sheriff on her.  

Although the charges were later dropped, Burkhalter’s lawyer has filed a motion notifying Disney World and Orange County Sherriff’s Office of their intent to sue. According to the attorney, the lawsuit will claim false imprisonment, illegal detainment, defamation of character, and a violation of her civil rights.

Marijuana vs. CBD Oil

CBD oil is extracted from the flowers of marijuana plants. Unlike marijuana, CBD oil doesn’t contain THC, so it doesn’t produce a high. So, why would people want to use it? Well, it has been found that it has a number of medicinal benefits.

Even though CBD oil doesn’t have a psychoactive effect, it’s still not legal in every state. The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), however, has removed CBD products with less than 0.1% THC from its drug schedule. It’s clear that marijuana and its extracts aren’t going anywhere, so the legalization efforts are likely to continue throughout the states.

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