Quick Facts about Papa and Barkley

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Legal Company Name: Papa and Barkley Essentials
Owned by:
Papa and Barkley
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Based In:  California Products Available in:

CBD Products in USA + THC products in California

Established in:
First CBD Product Sold in:  2018
Hemp Grown In:
Extraction Method:
Solvent-Free Lipid Infusion
Type of CBD:
Whole Plant, Full Spectrum Lab Reports:
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Certified on:  09/01/2019 Lab Reports Last Reviewed on:

About: A team of scientists, caregivers, and advocates who are committed to producing safe, reliable, and solvent free products from the whole plant. Explore Papa and Barkley Products here.

Hempsley's Relationship with Papa & Barkley 

As we searched for quality sponsors leading up to our big educational event in October 2018, our good friends and cohorts Geraldine Mae Cueva and Haiikuu Design caught wind that Papa & Barkley, one of California’s biggest and most respected cannabis brands, was preparing to launch a nationally available, CBD-only line — and we were absolutely honored to debut and officially launch their new brand, Papa & Barkley Essentials, at our Heart of Health Exchange.

Kristen, Hempsley's Founder, uses Papa and Barkley's Releaf Drops to help relieve her stress and anxiety. While she loves the Natural flavor and also uses these drops in tons of recipes, the Lemongrass Ginger flavor is a nice alternative. She also uses the Releaf Balm, Body Oil, and Capsules intermittently.  

Affiliate Disclaimer: Some Papa & Barkley products we stock and fulfill from our own home, and for others we redirect you to their site with an affiliate link. This means that if you purchase something through a link with this symbol , Hempsley will receive a commission at no extra cost to you. If you choose to shop through our links, we are grateful for your support. Thanks for helping us share free, quality education!

Introducing Papa & Barkley 

Products to make living more comfortable.

Papa & Barkley began by caring for loved ones, just like Hempsley. They are made up of a team of scientists, caregivers, and advocates who are committed to producing safe, reliable, and solvent free products from the whole plant.

Papa & Barkley was created by a son on a mission to ease his father’s pain.

Companies built out of compassion always have an incomparable depth. Papa & Barkley products were originally inspired by a son seeking relief for his elderly father, or “Papa’s” immobilizing back pain. After conventional treatments failed, the son researched and created an effective balm in his father’s kitchen — so effective, in fact, that when used in conjunction with other therapies, Papa was able to leave hospice care and return home.

The success of this first product was the inspiration for Papa & Barkley’s line of natural topical balms and oils, tinctures and capsules for pain management, anti-inflammation and wellness. Their California-only line with THC is designed for therapy rather than recreation with CBD:THC ratios ranging from 1:1 all the way to 30:1, and is one of the most popular brands available in California.

“Our company is named after Papa and the family’s loyal pit bull, Barkley, who was always at Papa’s side. The partnership of Papa & Barkley symbolizes the unconditional care and passion we put in each and every product. Our Essentials line was created to extend the caring reach of Papa & Barkley outside of California.” — Papa & Barkley 

A Solvent-Free Product Line

Our favorite thing about Papa & Barkley is that they use absolutely no solvents during the extraction process, instead using a lipid infusion process.

Instead of using a solvent process such as ethanol, CO2, or butane that strips the phytonutrients from the plant and then adds them back into an oil-based carrier such as MCT or hemp oil, lipid infusions involve submerging the entire plant into oil and using heat and pressure over a long period of time to gently infuse all of the phytonutrients — and retain a truly full spectrum of cannabinoids, terpenes, which studies show is more effective than isolate, or “pure CBD” products. This method arguably produces the most natural end-product.

Of course, this method of extraction means that you must begin with a truly immaculate plant, since all of the components of that plant will be infused into the oil. If there is any mold, pesticides, or fertilizers, those too will be infused into the oil. Papa & Barkley uses hemp grown in Colorado with absolutely no pesticides or fertilizers to ensure a clean end product, and their lab reports show that there are no microbials or mycotoxins found in their products. Compare lab reports to our Hempsley® Certified Seal Standards

You can actually see the difference in the retention of phytonutrients when comparing Papa & Barkley’s tincture to other tinctures created with different extraction processes. Generally speaking, the darker the oil is, the wider range of phytonutrients it contains.

Infographic showing 4 different CBD droppers with varying colors of liquid and information about each extraction type

Natural Wellness Inside & Out

As California’s #1 CBD-rich topical brand that offers a variety of high CBD: low THC ratios, Papa & Barkley has helped to shape the experience of using cannabis as medicine in California. Now, their team of scientists, caregivers, and advocates are working to produce safe, reliable, and 100% solvent free hemp-derived CBD products to the rest of the country and world.

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