A North Carolina woman, 69, was recently arrested at Disney World for possessing CBD oil, which her doctor had reportedly recommended for arthritis pain.

Hester Jordan Burkhalter spent 12 hours behind the bars before being released on a $2,000 bond.

Burkhalter, who is a great- grandmother, started using CBD oil on her doctor's recommendation. She even had a note from the doctor when she was arrested at the checkpoint to enter the theme park in Orlando, Florida. She was stopped when the an Orange County sheriff’s deputy found CBD in her purse.

Burkhalter, who has never even received a speeding ticket, said the CBD oil helps her with the pain. She told Fox news, “ I have really bad arthritis, in my legs, my arms and my shoulder and I used it for the pain because it helps.”

Although Burkhalter had a valid doctor’s note, she was arrested by the deputy because CBD oil is technically still illegal in Florida. The substance, however, is sold on store shelves across the state.

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Oils containing CBD (Cannabidiol) are seen in a shop in Paris on June 14, 2018. GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT/AFP/Getty Images

CBD is extracted from hemp but it does not contain the active ingredient THC.

The charges against her were ultimately dropped, but the Sheriff’s Office said the deputy was only doing his job, even as her peppermint CBD oil contained zero milligrams of THC, Miami Herald reported.

Burkalter’s lawyer Jennifer Synnamon in a statement provided to Fox News said that she is very disappointed with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. She said, “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. I want to commend Aramis Ayala’s office for reviewing the case and swiftly determining that they would not prosecute."