Great-grandmother with CBD oil arrested at Disney World

Great-Grandmother with CBD Oil Arrested at Disney World

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A 69-year-old great-grandmother, Hester Jordan Burkhalter of North Carolina, was arrested at Disney World because her purse contained a small bottle of CBD oil. Burkhalter uses the oil for arthritis, on the recommendation of her doctor and it contains no THC. This arrest points out the confusion surrounding the legality of CBD and the uneven enforcement of laws surrounding its possession, sale, and use.

Burkhalter’s lawyer Jennifer Synnamon said “I’m very disappointed that the Orange County Sheriff’s Office handled the situation the way they did. Why Sheriff Mina would support his deputies using their resources for a CBD oil arrest of a 69-year-old woman, but then won’t do anything about the gas stations, health food stores, drug stores, etc. that are selling it to the open public is absolutely beyond my comprehension. The State of Florida finds nothing wrong with collecting the sales tax on illegal products, but they allow prosecution for possession of the same.[…]

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