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With the inception of CBD based products in the market, companies are jumping on the CBD bandwagon to expand their business and get traction from the consumer market. As the 4,20 approaches, many companies and retailers are offering heavy discounts and offers on cannabis based products.
Houston dining institution Beaver’s recently announced that it will serve CBD infused queso the coming weekend in celebration of the popular stoner holiday 4/20. The queso will be infused only with CBD, also known as cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive component which that has been touted for a wide range of health benefits.
The drug is known to treat a number of ailments such as stress, anxiety, depression, pain, swelling, inflammation and even some severe diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Though some studies suggest these claims to be true, there are no internationally verified research that backs up these points.
A representative at the restaurant tells Eater that each bowl of the CBD infused queso will contain about 25mg of CBD, infused into gloopy cheese dip via coconut oil-based tincture. The federal law allows CBD products only with a maximum concentration of 0.3% THC (tetrahydro cannabidiol), above which it will be considered illegal and therefore, can be seized.
THC is a psychoactive compound found in marijuana plants which is responsible for the high that users get while smoking weed. It triggers seizures and can also lead to severe cases such as depression, forgetfulness, reduced attention span, decrease in memory retention and other mental disorders.
As for Beaver’s their cheesy, spicy greatness of queso already consists of mood-boosting properties, also aligning with the federal law, they do not want any complications on the concentration of THC or even CBD for that matter.
If the claims made for CBD oil’s ability to soothe anxiety, decrease pain and proffer relief are true, the dish will have a real potential to ward off even the worst of moods. Texas allows CBD completely after the Agricultural bill 2018 was passed, which is why the restaurant will also use CBD only cannabis to add a smoky flavour to a classic Old Fashioned cocktail.
The menu will entail a bunch of dishes apart from the cannabis-infused options, like some stoner friendly snacks including Fritos chili pies and pizza from chef Arash Kharat. Consumers wishing to try out cannabis infused foods and drinks can head out and try the menu at Beaver’s all day long on Saturday. One can find a variety of foods and drinks on the 420, from cannabis infused beer to cannabis queso, users will have many options to choose from.
The 420 is marked as a special date in the culture of marijuana community, it holds an eminent position and is celebrated worldwide with a gamut of discount offers and new products for users. There are many stories that back up the date, but the most believable one dates back to 1971. A group of friends used to meet outside their high school exactly at 4:20 P.M. to smoke weed because all the extra-curricular activities had been over by then.
They even labelled 420 as a codeword for it and used to catch up for smoking marijuana. This reference of the 420 reached the band “The Grateful Dead” and High Times magazine. The influencers then helped reach the 420 code to a global level and marked it as a significant day in the community of marijuana.
In order to celebrate the 420 occasion more, you can check out the discounts on CBD products that various companies will be offering. From CBD oils to CBD based edibles, one can enjoy and delve in the right mood with the plethora products that companies are offering.