According to Entreprenuer.com, “The CBD burger will be available for $4.20 during the one-day test, fittingly held on April 20, a weed-filled celebration for many Americans. With the test, Carl’s Jr. would become the first major fast-food chain to roll out a cannabis-infused menu item — even if just for a one-location, one-day event. The CheeseBurger Delight consists of two beef patties, topped with pickled jalapenos, pepper jack cheese, fries, and CBD-infused ‘Santa Fe Sauce.’”
This burger marks a pivotal point in cannabis, as well as fast food history in the United States since no other business has ever attempted to combine two of the things that Americans love most- getting buzzed while eating a cheeseburger.
— Carl’s Jr. (@CarlsJr) April 20, 2019
The article continues to point out the growing education around cannabis and CBD-infused products that are helping dispel many of the cultural stigmas around this natural product. “CBD, which has been celebrated for its potential health benefits, is the non-psychoactive component of marijuana — meaning that eating a CBD burger will not get you high. With the passage of last year’s farm bill, CBD is becoming mainstream, despite reports of dangerous ingredients and misleading labels” according to the article’s writer Kate Taylor.
Colorado legalized recreational Marijuana and cannabis products several years ago, bringing to their state a thriving new cottage industry that was once kept in the shadows by special interests ranging from paper manufacturers to the big tobacco lobby, as well as old school drug war warriors ranging from Senator Chuck Schumer to former Attorney General Jeff Sessions who once remarked as a Senator that “good people don’t smoke Marijuana.”
According to Pew Research poll from October of 2018, roughly 62% of voting-age Americans support outright legalization of Marijuana. The report states that “About six-in-ten Americans (62%) say the use of marijuana should be legalized, reflecting a steady increase over the past decade, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. The share of U.S. adults who support marijuana legalization is little changed from about a year ago – when 61% favored it – but it is double what it was in 2000 (31%).”
Sources: Entreprenuer.com, Pew Research