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(Fox 35 Orlando)   Sad: Great-grandmother humiliated after being arrested, strip searched and more at Disney World for having CBD oil in her bag. Hero: She's suing the shiat out of them to the tune of $18 million in damages   (fox35orlando.com) divider line
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2020-08-05 9:40:39 PM  
48 votes:
If that really happened that way, I hope she gets $18M from whatever Mickey-mouse police department was responsible, and another 18 from the real Mickey Mouse.
 
2020-08-05 10:25:40 PM  
38 votes:
I remember this case.  I went searching for an original article.
https://mashable.com/article/woman-ar​r​ested-cbd-oil-disney-world/

"According to the arrest report, the security guard who spotted the CBD oil notified a nearby police officer, who tested the tincture. He said the tincture tested positive for THC and arrested Burkhalter. Although she was carrying the letter of recommendation for CBD oil from her doctor, CBD is illegal in the state of Florida. She spent 12 hours in jail and was released on a $2,000 bail. The charges were later dropped. "

At the time of the incident:

"Possession of CBD oil is currently a felony under Florida State Statute and Deputies are responsible for enforcing Florida law," the statement continued. "Although CBD oil is illegal without a prescription, our top drug enforcement priority and focus at the Orange County Sheriff's Office is to get deadly drugs, like heroin and fentanyl, off the streets of our community."

In this case - I don't think Disney will be held accountable as much as you may think.  The only interaction they had was the bag search - from that point on it was the Orange County police.
 
2020-08-06 12:32:58 AM  
35 votes:
At this point, even without a nationwide legalizing, these idiots have to know that going after regular people (not huge dealers, especially foreign ones) for pot and pot-adjacent items is REALLY STUPID.

No one supports your anti-pot shiat, dudes, not any more.
 
2020-08-06 7:47:41 AM  
32 votes:

kkinnison: it had THC, it was illegal.

i use THC free CBD and it really helps my anxiety issues.  like to try full THC but i do deliveries for a living and get drug tested


No.  A field test indicated thc.  Field tests also indicate doughnut frosting is meth, so....
 
2020-08-06 3:28:58 AM  
25 votes:
 
2020-08-05 10:15:33 PM  
17 votes:
To the person that downvoted, I agree with you, some stories are too sad for Fark.

But I have used CBD oil in the past and with great benefit, I saw this article as a public service announcement to myself, and so in a way this is a bookmark to myself. And also, and more importantly, a light needs to be shined on this type of police misbehavior, I see similar stories in the news all the time. It's disgusting and needs to stop. Now.

If this woman had a GoFundMe I would donate, but I'm pretty sure she won't need my money soon.
 
2020-08-05 9:53:51 PM  
17 votes:
Stomp Mickey's nuts!
 
2020-08-06 7:39:56 AM  
15 votes:
proteus_b:

Mother at 20, grand mother at 40, great grandmother at 60


Problem?
 
2020-08-06 8:14:27 AM  
14 votes:

proteus_b: The great-grandmother in question is 69 years old.
Sure, these people deserve 18 million dollars. Why not make her President for life?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idiocrac​y


Why not go fark yourself?  How does that sound? Go fark yourself...That sounds good.
 
2020-08-06 8:02:03 AM  
11 votes:
Thing is this: CBD is NOT illegal in Florida.
 
2020-08-06 6:31:47 AM  
10 votes:
Disney ain't doing too good lately. They lost a shiatload of money in attendance this quarter, as every park did, they closed a lot of their Disney stores recently, after Endgame Marvel is sort of out of gas and they don't know what to do with  Star Wars.  They were ruling the world last year.  Now they're raping great grandmothers.
 
2020-08-06 7:56:26 AM  
9 votes:

CruiserTwelve: Body-camera video released of Orange County deputies arresting a great-grandmother who was found in possession of CBD oil at Walt Disney World tells a different story from her original claims of her arrest.

It appears she tends to exaggerate.


There is no doubt she was humiliated - especially if the cops cavity searched her. I've been cavity searched and it is traumatizing and humiliating. I hope her story gets national attention and the backlash on Disney hurts them.

I came here to rip on the lady and her lawyer, but after reading up and watching the video you posted, I have a message for the Disney "pig" who called the real pigs:

Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-08-06 9:25:23 AM  
7 votes:

waxbeans: AuralArgument: proteus_b:

Mother at 20, grand mother at 40, great grandmother at 60


Problem?

I'm a grand father. 47.
And my mom is only 68.


You're also completely bonkers, so while you've certainly made a point, it may not have been your intended one.
 
2020-08-06 7:48:09 AM  
7 votes:

AuralArgument: proteus_b:

Mother at 20, grand mother at 40, great grandmother at 60


Problem?


I'm a grand father. 47.
And my mom is only 68.
 
2020-08-06 7:34:04 AM  
7 votes:

PaulRB: The security there is Goofy!


Which reminds me of that joke:

Judge: "I'm sorry, Mr. Mickey Mouse, but mental illness is not a grounds for divorce from your wife, Minnie."

Mickey: "I didn't say she was crazy, your honour; I said she was f*cking Goofy."
 
2020-08-06 9:15:45 AM  
6 votes:
One thing that seems to be being completely ignored here by the "it's okay she was abused because she broke the law" folks is that one basic principle of law is that you should not be punished if you did not know you were breaking the law.

It's been established that possession of CBD oil is legal in the jurisdiction where this happened, and possession of things containing THC is not.

Per the article, the bottle was marked "0% THC" and most likely the person/company who sold her the oil claimed the same (and may have thought so themselves).  Therefore that woman had no reasonable way to know that what she possessed was illegal.  And the authorities involved should have known that - or at least tried to find out.
 
2020-08-06 8:24:03 AM  
6 votes:

kkinnison: it had THC, it was illegal.

i use THC free CBD and it really helps my anxiety issues.  like to try full THC but i do deliveries for a living and get drug tested


THC and CBD together have an entourage effect, greatly magnifying the benefits of each. I'm glad we have legal weed up in Canada, and hope you get to enjoy the benefits one day, too. For me, on medical cannabis, an anti-anxiety/anti-depression med that also works on several other conditions I've got? And no side effects or counteractions against other meds? And I actually feel better? And I can get consistent quality from a pharmaceutical that delivers it to my door OR it grows in my yard? And there are a ton of delivery vectors? Yes, please.

I hope your laws change.
 
2020-08-06 7:56:51 AM  
6 votes:

Tchernobog: kkinnison: it had THC, it was illegal.

i use THC free CBD and it really helps my anxiety issues.  like to try full THC but i do deliveries for a living and get drug tested

No.  A field test indicated thc.  Field tests also indicate doughnut frosting is meth, so....


And eating a poppy seed muffin will flag you for opiates via a field test.

It is impossible to 100% eliminate elements of a compound.  You can eliminate them to the point they are no longer noticable.  Think non-alcoholic beer.  It still has alcohol in it, but there is no way in hell you are getting drunk off it.  (Or at least I couldn't...  )
 
2020-08-06 10:00:20 AM  
5 votes:

elaw: One thing that seems to be being completely ignored here by the "it's okay she was abused because she broke the law" folks is that one basic principle of law is that you should not be punished if you did not know you were breaking the law.


There is no such principle of law.

To the contrary, the relevant legal principle is Ignorantia juris non excusat.

That is, ignorance of the law excuses no one.

I think CBD should be legal everywhere.  I think marijuana should be legal for recreational use.  But it's not legal in Florida, and so this woman's lawsuit is probably going nowhere fast.
 
2020-08-06 9:05:21 AM  
5 votes:

Tracianne: I remember this case.  I went searching for an original article.
https://mashable.com/article/woman-arr​ested-cbd-oil-disney-world/

"According to the arrest report, the security guard who spotted the CBD oil notified a nearby police officer, who tested the tincture. He said the tincture tested positive for THC and arrested Burkhalter. Although she was carrying the letter of recommendation for CBD oil from her doctor, CBD is illegal in the state of Florida. She spent 12 hours in jail and was released on a $2,000 bail. The charges were later dropped. "

At the time of the incident:

"Possession of CBD oil is currently a felony under Florida State Statute and Deputies are responsible for enforcing Florida law," the statement continued. "Although CBD oil is illegal without a prescription, our top drug enforcement priority and focus at the Orange County Sheriff's Office is to get deadly drugs, like heroin and fentanyl, off the streets of our community."

In this case - I don't think Disney will be held accountable as much as you may think.  The only interaction they had was the bag search - from that point on it was the Orange County police.


Pesky facts won't stand in the way of fark outrage.
 
2020-08-06 8:09:10 AM  
5 votes:

AuralArgument: proteus_b:

Mother at 20, grand mother at 40, great grandmother at 60


Problem?


They had their kids when they had enough energy to deal with them and are young enough to enjoy their great-grandkids?
 
2020-08-06 8:08:16 AM  
5 votes:
She's playing it up for the lawsuit, as is Crump...but if she was cavity-searched that's going to add some outrage to the mix.
They are clearly panning for settlement gold here. 18 million is a laughable number designed to get the attention of the Mouse and the OCPD insurers. All parties know this.
She will probably walk away with a high five figure (maybe low six figure) settlement, of which Crump will take 50-60%.
 
2020-08-06 7:55:27 AM  
5 votes:

proteus_b: The great-grandmother in question is 69 years old.
Sure, these people deserve 18 million dollars. Why not make her President for life?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idiocrac​y


If CBD is illegal, it's illegal.
But what is your point?

If daughter got married at 21 had a kid at 22, her mother and grandmother were the same, so that would put her mother at 44, and her grandmother, the baby's great-grandma at 66.

Or do you expect all women to wait until 45 then chase the IVF dragon?
What happened to her body her choice?
 
2020-08-06 7:49:28 AM  
5 votes:

kkinnison: it had THC, it was illegal.

i use THC free CBD and it really helps my anxiety issues.  like to try full THC but i do deliveries for a living and get drug tested


.3 THC is legal.
Bet the test down was just a positive/negative test.
 
2020-08-06 7:44:13 AM  
5 votes:
it had THC, it was illegal.

i use THC free CBD and it really helps my anxiety issues.  like to try full THC but i do deliveries for a living and get drug tested
 
2020-08-06 1:43:29 PM  
4 votes:

Mellotiger: That's... just really not how it works. Never has been. It may be successfully argued in court, but they don't just not charge you with whatever because you claim to be unaware. Anyone can print a label and lie about it.


IIRC the only time ignorance of the law has actually worked as a defense was when it was used by cops.
 
2020-08-06 10:23:12 AM  
4 votes:
I got pregnant with my only child when I was a teenager. My mom was in her mid-20s when she had me. Bedelia Jr. and her husband are waiting until 30. Both college grads, successful, and established in their respective careers. Was it easy to raise a child while I was literally just out of braces? No. But I had support from family and friends (including my now-husband and his family) and that is key to raising kids at any age.

On the plus side, my energy level was through the roof, Jr.'s first concert was a band I actually wanted to see, and we have always had a fantastic relationship. (Well, except ages 13-15 when I constantly wondered how parents survive this in tact.) Other than being mistaken for the nanny every time a parent came to drop off their kid to play for the  first time, I did okay.

My husband is former military and is now a successful engineer. I stayed home until Bedelia Jr. started school, then worked part-time and volunteered. Once we put our daughter through college, I retired in my 30s. Mr. Grantham and I love recalling our crazy times raising our kid and we wouldn't change it. Seeing him walk our daughter down the aisle was worth it all and then some.

Is being a teenaged parent the best idea? Probably not. But it seems when girls have babies they're trash, and when they have abortions they're murderers, so I guess we just can't win. Try not to be so judgy. You don't know what the future holds.

Have an awesome day, Farkers! (And I love my CBD oil.)
 
2020-08-06 9:18:45 AM  
4 votes:
CBD oil IS illegal and cops are not employed by Disney, only a security guard would be.  

This will get laughed out of the courtroom, if it even makes it there.
 
2020-08-06 8:10:05 AM  
4 votes:

silvervial: At this point, even without a nationwide legalizing, these idiots have to know that going after regular people (not huge dealers, especially foreign ones) for pot and pot-adjacent items is REALLY STUPID.

No one supports your anti-pot shiat, dudes, not any more.


B.b.b.but drugs are SO SCARY!  We gotta make an example of everyone!!!
 
2020-08-06 7:51:17 AM  
4 votes:

AuralArgument: proteus_b:

Mother at 20, grand mother at 40, great grandmother at 60


Problem?


Not really, as long as none of the females in that bloodline are interested in an easy path to higher education. My grandmother was pregnant by 17 and much later became an LPN. So on the one hand I wouldn't exist, but on the other, I have to wonder how much better her life might have been if she hadn't been pregnant right out of high school by some psycho.
 
2020-08-06 11:09:09 AM  
3 votes:

AugieDoggyDaddy: Why the far k is a Mickey mouse security guard even searching her bag?


Because they search all bags going into the parks since 9/11.
 
2020-08-06 9:59:23 AM  
3 votes:
Come on granny! You gotta take your edibles in the parking lot.

Yeah yeah, I know it doesn't have THC. The CBD may still have been illegal on that date because FL is stupid, but who gives a crap if she had a bag of hash and a fifth of mad dog, throw it in the trash and call it a day.  Even the TSA isn't that lame.
 
2020-08-06 9:25:52 AM  
3 votes:

elaw: One thing that seems to be being completely ignored here by the "it's okay she was abused because she broke the law" folks is that one basic principle of law is that you should not be punished if you did not know you were breaking the law.

It's been established that possession of CBD oil is legal in the jurisdiction where this happened, and possession of things containing THC is not.

Per the article, the bottle was marked "0% THC" and most likely the person/company who sold her the oil claimed the same (and may have thought so themselves).  Therefore that woman had no reasonable way to know that what she possessed was illegal.  And the authorities involved should have known that - or at least tried to find out.


That's... just really not how it works. Never has been. It may be successfully argued in court, but they don't just not charge you with whatever because you claim to be unaware. Anyone can print a label and lie about it.
 
2020-08-06 9:21:52 AM  
3 votes:

oukewldave: Learned something new about Fark; there's apparently a long list of people who seemingly endorse having children when they are barely old enough to legally do porn.


There's a world of difference between understanding the reality that teen pregnancy happens and endorsing it.
 
2020-08-06 9:20:55 AM  
3 votes:

Tracianne: I remember this case.  I went searching for an original article.
https://mashable.com/article/woman-arr​ested-cbd-oil-disney-world/

"According to the arrest report, the security guard who spotted the CBD oil notified a nearby police officer, who tested the tincture. He said the tincture tested positive for THC and arrested Burkhalter. Although she was carrying the letter of recommendation for CBD oil from her doctor, CBD is illegal in the state of Florida. She spent 12 hours in jail and was released on a $2,000 bail. The charges were later dropped. "

At the time of the incident:

"Possession of CBD oil is currently a felony under Florida State Statute and Deputies are responsible for enforcing Florida law," the statement continued. "Although CBD oil is illegal without a prescription, our top drug enforcement priority and focus at the Orange County Sheriff's Office is to get deadly drugs, like heroin and fentanyl, off the streets of our community."

In this case - I don't think Disney will be held accountable as much as you may think.  The only interaction they had was the bag search - from that point on it was the Orange County police.


The legislation legalizing hemp/CBD in Florida was already finalized at that time and went into effect 3 weeks later. Hemp was legal federally since the beginning of that year.

Also, healthfood stores in every city and plenty of headshops had been selling actual hemp flower and CBD products for a long time before that.
 
2020-08-06 9:12:10 AM  
3 votes:

waxbeans: oukewldave: Learned something new about Fark; there's apparently a long list of people who seemingly endorse having children when they are barely old enough to legally do porn.

All I know is I really appreciated having a young mom when I was in middle school.


Probably not as much as your friends did.
 
2020-08-06 8:43:13 AM  
3 votes:
"The War on Drugs": ruining almost-innocent (and many completely innocent) people's lives for how many decades now?
 
2020-08-06 8:42:32 AM  
3 votes:
Its not like that shiat does anything anyway
 
2020-08-06 8:18:43 AM  
3 votes:
You're not a hero until you WIN the lawsuit. Anybody can file one.
 
2020-08-06 7:33:13 AM  
3 votes:
The great-grandmother in question is 69 years old.
Sure, these people deserve 18 million dollars. Why not make her President for life?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idiocra​c​y
 
2020-08-06 9:27:59 AM  
2 votes:

waxbeans: kkinnison: it had THC, it was illegal.

i use THC free CBD and it really helps my anxiety issues.  like to try full THC but i do deliveries for a living and get drug tested

.3 THC is legal.
Bet the test down was just a positive/negative test.


Yep, field tests only detect the pressence of THC. It takes a high-pressure liquid chromatography test in a real laboratory to determine if it's under .3%. That's why legal hemp in Florida and Texas has basically legalized weed: the tests are too expensive and there would be too many of them to have to send every bit of cannabis to a lab and the state/county doesn't have the resources to get that proper evidence to prosecute. Most Florida DAs have sent letters to the cops in their districts saying they won't prosecute marijuana cases, and also let them know that smelling cannabis isn't justification for a search anymore because it could be hemp that they smell.
 
2020-08-06 9:07:07 AM  
2 votes:

CruiserTwelve: Body-camera video released of Orange County deputies arresting a great-grandmother who was found in possession of CBD oil at Walt Disney World tells a different story from her original claims of her arrest.

It appears she tends to exaggerate.


She needs to be countersued and the charges re-filed.
 
2020-08-06 8:45:39 AM  
2 votes:

oukewldave: Learned something new about Fark; there's apparently a long list of people who seemingly endorse having children when they are barely old enough to legally do porn.


And at least one who isn't very good at math and/or doesn't believe in freedom of choice, and apparently thinks police brutality isn't a problem.
 
2020-08-06 8:30:45 AM  
2 votes:

oukewldave: Learned something new about Fark; there's apparently a long list of people who seemingly endorse having children when they are barely old enough to legally do porn.


Better than "waiting til you're ready." And then that day never comes. One is never ready, best to get it out of the way early.

Besides, people aren't supposed to have kids (especially their first kid) in their 40s. Like it or not, we are built to reproduce when we are young adults.
 
2020-08-06 8:25:20 AM  
2 votes:

oukewldave: Learned something new about Fark; there's apparently a long list of people who seemingly endorse having children when they are barely old enough to legally do porn.


All I know is I really appreciated having a young mom when I was in middle school. Everyone's mom and dad was old as dirt. Half dead people.
My mom was 29. My classmates mom's and dad's looked like my grandmother and grandfather. Which is odd. Because they was really really really old people. My mom was the baby. So her oldest sister was adult when my mom was born or shortly after.
 
2020-08-06 8:17:16 AM  
2 votes:
Learned something new about Fark; there's apparently a long list of people who seemingly endorse having children when they are barely old enough to legally do porn.
 
2020-08-06 8:17:11 AM  
2 votes:

Tracianne: I remember this case.  I went searching for an original article.
https://mashable.com/article/woman-arr​ested-cbd-oil-disney-world/

"According to the arrest report, the security guard who spotted the CBD oil notified a nearby police officer, who tested the tincture. He said the tincture tested positive for THC and arrested Burkhalter. Although she was carrying the letter of recommendation for CBD oil from her doctor, CBD is illegal in the state of Florida. She spent 12 hours in jail and was released on a $2,000 bail. The charges were later dropped. "

At the time of the incident:

"Possession of CBD oil is currently a felony under Florida State Statute and Deputies are responsible for enforcing Florida law," the statement continued. "Although CBD oil is illegal without a prescription, our top drug enforcement priority and focus at the Orange County Sheriff's Office is to get deadly drugs, like heroin and fentanyl, off the streets of our community."

In this case - I don't think Disney will be held accountable as much as you may think.  The only interaction they had was the bag search - from that point on it was the Orange County police.


I'm pretty sure one of the few  good things Moscow Mitch has ever done was to legalize hemp and thus hemp-derived products like CBD at the federal level.   At that point both "pre-emption" and "intestate commerce" rules come into effect
 
2020-08-06 7:47:30 AM  
2 votes:

AuralArgument: proteus_b:

Mother at 20, grand mother at 40, great grandmother at 60


Problem?


I've met a good number of grannies in their early 40's.  Not endorsing it, but it's certainly a thing.

30 year old Grannie on the other hand, something went horribly wrong in that timeline...
 
2020-08-06 1:01:13 PM  
1 vote:
Why are drugs illegal? Nobody should be able to tell someone else what they can and cannot put into their bodies of their own free will. (Except kids, obv)
 
2020-08-06 9:53:01 AM  
1 vote:
I'm surprised the Alex Jones of Pot Propaganda hasn't shiatposted yet trying to make this grandmother out to be the villain and Disney as the hero

It's coming....it's always coming
 
2020-08-06 9:10:05 AM  
1 vote:

Chain Smokes Freely: CruiserTwelve: Body-camera video released of Orange County deputies arresting a great-grandmother who was found in possession of CBD oil at Walt Disney World tells a different story from her original claims of her arrest.

It appears she tends to exaggerate.

There is no doubt she was humiliated - especially if the cops cavity searched her. I've been cavity searched and it is traumatizing and humiliating. I hope her story gets national attention and the backlash on Disney hurts them.

I came here to rip on the lady and her lawyer, but after reading up and watching the video you posted, I have a message for the Disney "pig" who called the real pigs:

[Fark user image image 232x212]


You should read the other articles posted in the thread so that you don't look foolish.
 
2020-08-06 9:09:01 AM  
1 vote:
I love stories like these because they remind me that, as farked as this country is, at least I'm in one of the least horrible parts.

/Can buy CBD at any grocery store.
//don't because it's way cheaper at the pot shops.
///need to talk to one of the places that sells cbd specially formulated for dogs, maybe mine would be a little less anxious.
 
2020-08-06 8:53:12 AM  
1 vote:

Mister Buttons: AuralArgument: proteus_b:

Mother at 20, grand mother at 40, great grandmother at 60


Problem?

I've met a good number of grannies in their early 40's.  Not endorsing it, but it's certainly a thing.

30 year old Grannie on the other hand, something went horribly wrong in that timeline...


I know a few who became grannies at 30 and they were great-grannies by their mid-40s.  Bad decisions are just endemic to some families.
 
2020-08-06 8:36:07 AM  
1 vote:

gobnu: waxbeans: AuralArgument: proteus_b:

Mother at 20, grand mother at 40, great grandmother at 60


Problem?

I'm a grand father. 47.
And my mom is only 68.

Great Grandmother 15 yo = Grandmother 29 = GGmother 43 = GGGmother 60
Grandmother 14 yo = Grandmother 31 = GGmother 48
Mother 17 yo = Grandmother 34
Brother 17 yo

\family of sluts


Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-08-06 8:22:55 AM  
1 vote:
send her to the cooler
Fark user imageView Full Size

\Shultz saw nothing
\\yeah I'm old
\\\lawn, get off
 
2020-08-06 7:46:20 AM  
1 vote:

skatedrifter: To the person that downvoted, I agree with you, some stories are too sad for Fark.

But I have used CBD oil in the past and with great benefit, I saw this article as a public service announcement to myself, and so in a way this is a bookmark to myself. And also, and more importantly, a light needs to be shined on this type of police misbehavior, I see similar stories in the news all the time. It's disgusting and needs to stop. Now.

If this woman had a GoFundMe I would donate, but I'm pretty sure she won't need my money soon.


hey, thanks for yesterday!
 
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