Grandmother Arrested for Having Legal CBD Oil
Article from Reason by Billy Binion.
Disney World—where kiddie coasters, cartoon royalty, and overpriced food options abound—is colloquially known as “The Happiest Place on Earth.”
Hester Burkhalter would likely disagree. The 69-year-old great-grandmother was arrested outside of Magic Kingdom and spent 12 hours in jail last month after security officials found CBD—short for cannabidiol—oil in her purse. The compound is derived from cannabis but does not contain the psychoactive component, THC, found in marijuana.
In other words, it can’t get you high. But it supposedly can alleviate a plethora of medical conditions, including joint pain and anxiety.
“I have really bad arthritis in my legs, in my arms and in my shoulder,” Burkhalter tellsOrlando’s local Fox affiliate. “I use [CBD oil] for the pain because it helps.” She reportedly had a doctor’s note in her purse when security officials flagged her, but law enforcement detained her regardless.
Read the entire article at Reason.
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