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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Those who use CBD oil/MJ maybe hurt by gluten. Fix the gluten issue and then health issues may disappear fast and no need for this oil and more.
Yet Disney puts aside the month of may or june for gays to attend you know the height of vacation time for family! so sad! Always the liberal lowering of standards to pacify all that hurts all!
I think it was outrageous to,arrest this lady.
How did they know it was in her purse. Maybe someone saw it and snitched on her.
Probably because you have to go through a security check to get in the place and they check hand bags.
This is like the Greenville Ky Sheriff and his little punks, Their want to be and don’t know their a^s from a hole in the ground, and Darris Russel is just like the idiots
How is it that “security officials”, or any other manefistation of bureaucracy run wild that afflicts this country happened to search the ladies handbag?
It’s just like going anywhere that the public is gathered in great numbers, you know like going to a football game, college or pro, they search everything you bring in looking for anything that could possibly cause harm to any other person in attendance. It’s called security checks!