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Carl’s Jr. unveils CBD-infused burger but you’ll have to travel to get it

Posted at 2:51 PM, Apr 17, 2019

The fast-food chain, Carl’s Jr., unveiled a CBD-infused cheeseburger Wednesday on Twitter. But before you get your hopes up — it is for one day, at one location in Denver, Colo.

The date, April 20, is the unofficial holiday for cannabis enthusiasts. The Rocky Mountain High Cheese Burger Delight with CBD-infused Santa Fe sauce will sell for $4.20.

NBC News reports the limited time offer makes Carl’s Jr. the first national fast-food chain to add CBD-infused food to its menu.

The burger will feature two beef patties, pickled jalapenos, pepper jack cheese, waffle fries — and about 5 milligrams of hemp-derived CBD extract in the burger chain’s Santa Fe Sauce.

CBD oil is the non-intoxicating marijuana extract credited with helping treat a host of medical problems from anxiety to inflammation, according to webmd.com. But experts say there is little official medical evidence to support the touted benefits.

When compared to marijuana, hemp contains less THC, the psychoactive chemical in cannabis.

Most products that contain CBD became legal in December when President Donald Trump signed the farm bill. The Food & Drug administration currently prohibits adding CBD to food and beverages, the agency is holding hearings next month to decide how to regulate CBD.