If smoking cannabis is still the fastest and most familiar way to access its benefits, a growing number of us are turning to topicals. If you’re interested in this long-lasting method of taming soreness and aches, we’d like to introduce you to one of our very favorite makers of topical cannabis products: California’s own Papa & Barkley.
First created in founder Adam Grossman’s kitchen to help his father manage debilitating back pain, the Papa and Barkley Releaf Balm has gone on to win awards and help countless thousands of us regain comfort and mobility.
These days, Papa & Barkley is proud to be California’s leading topical brand, and we’re proud to offer it to our customers. If you’re looking to ease your body while treating your skin to a seriously sensual experience, today’s post is required reading!
Papa and Barkley: A California Original
Think cannabis is the new kid on the block? As anyone familiar with the history of folk medicines knows, the cannabis plant has been used for literally thousands of years to treat inflammation, chronic pain, seizures, and many other symptoms (many of which are now validated by clinical studies such as this one).
Still, for those of us used to smoking or vaping cannabis, the idea of applying it directly to the body might sound a bit odd. In fact, using a cannabinoid-rich cream such as the Papa and Barkley Releaf Balm is a highly effective way of applying the plant’s healing power directly to sources of discomfort.
One reason we’re big fans of Papa & Barkley is that the dedication to all-natural plant power doesn’t stop with cannabinoids. With ingredients such as bee balm, coconut-derived MCT oil, and extracts of tea tree, lavender, and other botanicals, the company’s lotions, balms, rubs and oils leave you feeling pampered without that cloying greasy feeling. All of Papa and Barkley’s products are made with solventless, whole-plant infusions created from 100% USA-grown cannabis and hemp. To back it up, the company provides Certificates of Analysis for all their wellness products.
Papa and Barkley Releaf Tincture
All that said, topicals aren’t the only products Papa & Barkley makes. Because cannabinoids such as CBD and CBN work as well inside the body as out, the company also makes potent tinctures and capsules designed to address specific symptoms such as muscle soreness and inflammation. Different format, same dedication to purity, high-quality plants, and simple, solventless extraction techniques.
Speaking of which, if you’d like to understand more about how cannabis concentrates are produced, start with our quick guide.
The Papa and Barkley Story: Wrapping Up
If it’s not clear by now, we think Papa & Barkley truly take cannabis medicine to the next level with a focus on all-natural ingredients (and admirable transparency when it comes to their cultivation and production methods). If you’d like to try their products for yourself, visit our live menu to see what Papa & Barkley products we have in stock today.As always, your friendly and knowledgeable team at Green Goddess Collective welcome any questions you might have about Papa and Barkley Releaf Balm and any of the other products we carry here at the dispensary. Reach out anytime!