It was only a matter of time before cannabinoids got into fast food, considering how the trend has been sweeping across the nation. Carl's Jr. is officially making itself the first fast food chain to test an infused item, as they're releasing a CBD-infused burger on 4/20.
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The Carl's Jr. test item is called the Rocky Mountain High: CheeseBurger Delight. It consists of two beef patties cooked with pepper jack cheese, pickled jalapenos, crisscut fries, and a CBD-infused Santa Fe Sauce. Carl's teamed up with Bluebird Botanicals to get the CBD oil to make their sauce with, ensuring that each burger has 5 mg of CBD inside of it.
For those wondering, CBD is the non-psychoactive part of marijuana (which is known as THC). You won't get high from ingesting it, but it will act as a relaxant and calming agent, and has been rumored to help with everything from pain management to mental health.
Carl's Jr. has decided to only sell the burger at a single location in Denver on 4/20. Since Colorado was the pioneer state to breakthrough and legalize marijuana, it makes sense to start selling fast food that contains CBD or cannabinoids in the same state.
The address of the sole Carl's Jr. selling the infused burger on 4/20 is as follows:
4050 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO
The burger will be available from 6 a.m. local time through closing.