A North Carolina great-grandmother is suing Disney World in a $18 million lawsuit after she was detained for having CBD oil in her bag at the park.
Hester Burkhalter, 69, was apprehended on April 15, 2019 when Disney security discovered a vial of cannabinoid oil, or CBD oil, in her purse when she commended be browsed at Magic Kingdom, where she was going to with her 2 adopted kids.
The new suit was announced Wednesday by popular civil liberties attorney Ben Crump, who also represents the cases of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, versus Disney, the Orlando Police Department and Orange County Constable’s Department.
They allege Burkhalter was wrongfully apprehended and detained for the oil, which was for medicinal purposes for her arthritis and did not include THC.
North Carolina great-grandmother Hester Burkhalter, 69, is suing Disney World after she was jailed for having CBD oil in her bag in April 2019 in a $18 million suit. In the incident she was detained and booked in a Florida prison on a state felony charge of possession of marijuana focuses. Pictured right with other half Art
Burkhalter was jailed on April 15, 2019 when Disney security found a vial of cannabinoid oil, or CBD oil, in her handbag when she commended be searched at Magic Kingdom, where she was checking out with her 2 adopted kids
Burkhalter said she was distressed by the arrest where she was handcuffed In front of her eight-year-old and 10- year-old children, taken to jail, and required to strip for a cavity search.
She stated she also had an anxiety attack while in cops custody and vomited.
‘ It was the most embarrassing day of my life,’ Burkhalter said Wednesday.
‘ I even told them that I might not breathe before I finally went out,’ she included.
She’s seeking more than $18 million in damages mentioning attack and battery, false arrest, imprisonment, and emotional distress to name a few claims.
The fit demands $6million in compensatory damages and $12 million in compensatory damages for Burkhalter, along with countless extra dollars for her household, according to the July 29 problem.
The arrest was tape-recorded on bodycam video by Orange County Constable’s Workplace deputies.
Video of Burkhalter’s arrest shows her say ‘I’ve never done this before’ as Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputies cuff her and place her in a team cars and truck
She was apprehended for possession of hashish and trespassed from Disney property. Those charges were later dropped
Burkhalter stated she was shocked by the arrest where she was handcuffed In front of her eight-year-old and 10- year-old children, required to jail, and required to strip for a cavity search
She was jailed for ownership of hashish and trespassed from Disney home. Those charges were later on dropped.
Burkhalter stated she has arthritis and her medical professional informed her to try the oil because it would help.
Nevertheless, it is illegal to have CBD oil in the state of Florida without a medical marijuana card.
Federally the oil, which is drawn out from the flowers of marijuana plants however does not produce a high, is legal.
When asked if her compound included THC, Burkhalter stated she did not know, although the bottle checked out 0 percent THC, according to the complaint.
Burkhalter’s CBD oil prescription (above) claims to have no THC material, however Orange County Constable’s deputies checked the oil and declared that there were traces of THC
‘ Disney’s stated objective is to make everyone’s dreams come true. Rather, they turned a safe granny’s pricey Disney trip into a headache by treating her like a criminal,’ her attorney Ben Crump said. Crump imagined July 15
An Orange County deputy evaluated the bottle of her oil twice utilizing a cannabis presumptive drug test kit and got a first negative result then a positive result for the presence of THC, according to CNN
Crump said they have asked Disney for an apology but it has actually not given.
Disney is yet to react to DailyMail.com’s ask for remark.
Crump stated the Orange County Constable’s Office has actually been primarily quiet other than in attempting to ‘defend their indefensible actions.’
‘ Disney’s stated objective is to make everybody’s dreams come to life. Instead, they turned a harmless grandma’s costly Disney vacation into a nightmare by treating her like a criminal with the complete involvement of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office,’ Crump said in a statement shared with DailyMail.com.
‘ We have provided Disney and Orange County numerous chances to own their errors and make this. The arrogance, complacency and absence of corporate duty demonstrated by these companies demand correction and justice,’ he added.