By Nate – 2019

A 69-year-old North Carolina woman was recently arrested at Disney World when CBD oil was found in her purse at a security check point.

Hester Jordan Burkhalter began using CBD oil for her arthritis after her doctor recommended it. She even had a note from the medical professional in her purse at the time of arrest, but it didn’t matter.

She then spent 12 hours behind bars before being released on a $2,000 bond. Orange County Sheriff’s Office officials have said that their deputy was just following the law, but the charges against Burkhalter were eventually dropped

Burkhalter told Fox 35 that she had been planning on the trip for two years. “I have really bad arthritis in my legs, in my arms and in my shoulder,” she said. “I use (CBD oil) for the pain because it helps.” When she was stopped by security outside of the Magic Kingdom, however, she was arrested. “I’ve never had but maybe one speeding ticket in my life.”

Despite the fact that it’s sold on store shelves across the state, CBD oil is still technically illegal in the state of Florida (unless the user has a prescription). This has created a confusing situation in the Sunshine State.

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