For many, a trip to Disney World is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. For one great-grandmother, her trip to the most magical place on earth turned into a nightmare. The 69-year-old woman from North Carolina was visiting Disney World when she was arrested after a deputy discovered CBD oil in her purse. The great-grandmother, Hester Jordan Burkhalter, had been using CBD oil to treat arthritis on a recommendation from her doctor. She was even prepared with a note from her doctor in case of this very situation. But despite the note, Burkhalter, who hasn’t had so much as a speeding ticket in her entire life, spent the next 12 hours behind bars before eventually being released on a $2,000 bond.
… CBD oil is a non-psychoactive phytocannabinoid found in cannabis plants. While it is sold in stores across Florida, it is technically illegal in the Sunshine State. Those requiring the use of CBD oil can, however, obtain it with a prescription. Thankfully the charges against Burkhalter were dropped.