What an outrage to see in this day in age! A 69 year old woman was arrested and spent over 12 hours in jail due to a police officer finding a small bottle of cbd tincture in her purse. This happened in Orlando, Florida, right outside of Magic Kingdom, which is part of the world famous Disney resort/experience.
From Fox 35 Orlando:
“I have really bad arthritis in my legs and in my arms and in my shoulder and I use it for the pain because it helps,” she told the outlet, adding that she had a doctor’s note in her purse.
Burkhalter’s CBD oil tested positive for THC, the chemical responsible for the high that accompanies marijuana — despite the fact that the bottle reportedly claimed it contained zero milligrams of THC.
She was booked on third-degree felony charges of possession of hashish, according to the affidavit. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Florida’s laws regarding CBD are hazy, as hemp is illegal in the state, but there is no consensus among officials as to whether or not federal law, which differentiates hemp from marijuana, trumps Florida law.
Burkhalter was released from jail after posting a $2,000 bond, online records show. Eventually her charges were dropped according to Fox 35. Let’s hope this shameful act puts a spotlight on real legalization of cbd products, nationwide, and the national rescheduling of cannabis.