A former Walt Disney World bartender claims she was fired over CBD oil she purchased at a local grocery store for her foot pain.
Kathy Talafous stated that she was carrying the CBD oil on her person when she was visiting the park with her family. She was off the clock at this time.
Talafous says, “I bought this over the counter at Lucky’s and I didn’t do anything wrong. I went into a store. I bought it. I paid $50 for it.”
Talafous purchased the oil to deal with foot pain and said it was the type with little to no THC.
Security stopped her at the gate of Walt Disney World’s Epcot just three days before a South Carolina grandmother was arrested for attempting to bring CBD oil into the Magic Kingdom.
During a routine search, the security officer found the CBD balm in Talafous’ purse.
She feels as if she was made out to look like a drug addict at Epcot. “They said, ‘You can’t have this, it’s illegal.’ I said, ‘what do you mean it’s illegal?’”
According to WESH, Talafous shared her documents from the Sheriff’s Office. One of the documents says that her oil was not tested, but Disney’s reports state that her oil was positive for THC.
When Talafous showed up for her next shift at work, she was notified of her suspension. She was just fired this week.
“Now here I am, losing my job because of something I bought at a supermarket,” Talafous states.
Disney has yet to comment on this matter.
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