DALLAS, TEXAS: Melinda Van Veldhuizen, a chiropractor and nurse practitioner from Dallas, Texas, was banned from Carnival Cruise Line for life following the discovery of CBD gummies in her luggage upon boarding,
The 42-year-old Van Veldhuizen told local Miami TV station WPLG that although she had intended to celebrate her 21st wedding anniversary and her son’s senior year in high school on Carnival’s Horizon Cruise in August, things did not go according to plan.
Melinda Van Veldhuizen claims she was treated ‘like a criminal’
According to The Washington Post, Veldhuizen was stopped by security personnel in August while attempting to pass through the Port of Miami after X-rays revealed nail clippers in her bag.
Cruise passenger Van Veldhuizen claimed she was treated “like a criminal” by police and cruise staff after they found a package of CBD “sleep tight” gummies in her backpack during a summertime search at Port of Miami.
The nurse practitioner from Dallas stated to WPLG and The Washington Post that the CBD gummies were sealed and that she had brought them along to aid with her sleep, as that was their stated purpose.
Van Veldhuizen told WPLG, “I have trouble sleeping, so it was just to make sure I could sleep on the trip. I’ve…