Published: Fri, April 19, 2019
Markets | By Erika Turner

Carl's Jr. testing CBD-infused burger

Carl's Jr. testing CBD-infused burger

And to keep things local, the fast-food chain will be using the hemp-derived CBD oil from a nearby Colorado company. Carl's Jr. isn't promoting any possible functional benefits of CBD, Trevino said.

The FDA still bans the use of CBD in food and beverages, but previous year then-Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper passed a law saying that hemp should be treated the same as any food ingredient, and in December, President Donald trump signed a federal farm bill that reclassified hemp as an agricultural product rather than a controlled substance, The Denver Post reported.

For one day only, the fast food chain will test a CBD-infused burger in Denver, CNBC reports.

On Saturday, Carl's Jr. will debut the CBD-infused "Rocky Mountain High: CheeseBurger Delight" at a single location in Denver.

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a safe, non-addictive naturally-occurring compound in cannabis that has therapeutic attributes, according to Project CBD. So Carl's Jr.'s burger is unlikely to get you high.

Forecast: Warm days ahead, then spring showers for Easter in Colorado
But it'll vary slightly around the country, so if you're escaping for the long weekend, you might need to check the forecast. And when will the warm weather end? Temperatures will dip to 16 degrees on Saturday before rising again to 18 on Sunday .

CBD oil is used by a wide range of people for many different reasons from chronic illness to depression and even severe acne. While more companies and retailers are exploring entries into the CBD marketplace, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering further regulation of the substance.

Retailers and restaurants are increasingly intrigued by CBD - Walgreens and CVS have signed deals to sell CBD topicals, and the trendy restaurant chain By Chloe serves up CBD-infused candies, for example.

The exclusive location of Denver also holds special significance as it was the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. "The states out in the West Coast have been the ones to really adopt and appreciate and be open to cannabis". Marijuana is legal in Colorado.

Carl's Jr. might be willing to take the plunge because unlike McDonald's, Wendy's or many of its other rivals, the chain is not publicly traded.

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