Carl’s Jr Testing a CBD Cheeseburger! Gimmick gone bad or genius pairing?

Another 4/20 gimmick?

Carl’s Jr. announced a new addition to the menu for one day only and at one location only. That new edition? The Rocky Mountain High Cheeseburger Delight. A cheeseburger consisting of two beef patties, topped with pickled jalapeños, pepper jack cheese, fries, and CBD-infused Santa Fe Sauce. This announcement is significant because Carl’s Jr. is the first major fast-food chain to put CBD on its menu.

If you live in the Denver area and are at least 18 years old, you can get this burger for $4.20 on April, 20th (4/20). While it’s all in good fun, let’s talk about why we wouldn’t waste our money on this 4/20 special.

The burger contains just 5mg of CBD. If you know anything about CBD, you know that when you use CBD in the form of an edible, you are already losing some of the CBD due to a process known as first pass effect. During this process, CBD is metabolized by the liver, lungs, gastrointestinal tract and blood. This causes a significant reduction in the amount of CBD that actually enters the bloodstream with the rest being stored in fat cells.

We love CBD edibles, especially gummies, but this is why when we recommend edibles they have at least 10-20mg of CBD. So, if you’re looking to try the Rocky Mountain High Cheeseburger and feel some sort of effect from the CBD, don’t get your hopes up. If you want to try it for the novelty, then by all means enjoy!

Do you think the Rocky Mountain High Cheeseburger is worth the hype – let us know in the comments below.

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