Papa & Barkley Review

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Mell Green

Mell is a cannabis connoisseur who has been published in nearly 50 online publications surrounding cannabis, including Cannabis Industry Association, Analytical Cannabis, Terpenes and Testing Magazine, Plant People, Byrdie, and...

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Papa & Barkley Cannabis products review
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Papa & Barkley proves it is a company truly committed to consistent and quality CBD and THC products. By using organic sun-grown cannabis and natural essential oils, their premium oils and edibles help alleviate acute aches and pains. Papa & Barkley has a personable and straightforward design and functionality, even for those with limited mobility.

One downside, the ratios on the packaging are contradictory, and the price point is on the more expensive end. Still, overall, for those with acute aches and pains, you’ll find that Papa & Barkley is a highly effective brand well worth the investment.

This review covers the CBD-THC products offered by Papa & Barkley (available in-stores). We’ll have a separate review of their CBD-only line coming soon.

Despite a slight bitter earthy aftertaste, the oil is easily digestible, potent, and fast-acting. The balms smell strongly of mint and herbs, but the texture is similar to coconut oil. Easy-to-use application, relieving effects can be felt within 10-20 minutes. Papa & Barkley also has a line of products that are distinct between hemp CBD and full-flower spectrum. Just pick your desired effect, and Papa will have you feeling better in no time.
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Technical Details

Where to Buy:Papa Barkley, Jane
Potency:Mild – Strong
CBD:THC Ratios:30:1, 3:1, 1:1, 1:3, 1:30
Extraction Method:Whole Plant Infusion
Product Types:Oils, Topicals, Edibles, Capsules, Patches
Cannabis Origin:California

Editor’s Picks

Papa & Barkley CBD:THC Releaf Balm (3:1)

With Papa & Barkley’s plant-based 3:1 CBD balm, you are on your way from debilitating pain with the most traditional method of cannabis use there is. Crafted with a healthy dose of CBD and THC combined with cannabis boosting herbs and oils.

The aroma is a pleasant combination of mint and tea tree with the same consistency as coconut oil, so feel free to generously massage the oil down until it has mostly dissolved into your skin. Relieving effects activate within 15-20 minutes. You can expect a mild warming sensation followed by an equally pleasant cooling sensation in your targeted area.

Product Summary

Papa & Barkley 3:1 CBD Releaf Balm is their first product and top seller, combining both THC and CBD into a medical cannabis rub that targets pain at its source. Due to its herbal smell and thick consistency, application is best after a shower. Like most oils, it does not dissolve completely (or immediately) and will seep onto clothing.


  • All-natural 
  • Potent
  • Easy application 
  • Skincare aid 
  • Targets pain


  • Strong aroma
  • Oily
  • Pricy
CBD:THC Ratio:3:1
Total Cannabinoids:600mg
Extract Type:Full-Spectrum
Price: $90/50ml
Good For:#Pain
Effects Felt:Relief
Smell:Peppermint, tea tree

Papa & Barkley THCA Releaf Tincture (1:1)

Papa & Barkley have engineered the golden ratio of cannabis with their 1:1 CBD:THCA Releaf tincture. A mild, approachable way to manage your body and health. This tincture highlights all the benefits of CBD and THC without the recreational psychoactive effects.

Easy to use, drop right under the tongue. You’ll see the taste isn’t the most appealing, it’s very oily and strong so you may want a chaser. After 5-10 minutes, you’ll feel a mild calming sensation and loosening of the body. If needed, add a few drops to any hot beverage to activate the THC properties for a more potent dose.

Product Summary

With its herbal smell and earthy flavor, the 1:1 Releaf Tincture combines CBD and THCA, resulting in a low psychoactive effect. Just add a few drops to any cold drink or under your tongue at the start or end of your day for immediate reduction of mild nausea, pains, aches, and stress. Very easy to use, no mess, no fuss. The texture is very thick and oily, so you may want to add it to food or drink, but that may delay the onset. An approachable, mild body and head high. Good for everyday use.


  • Mild aches
  • Mild pains 
  • Mild stress reliever
  • Good with food 
  • Good in drink


  • Potential for mild psychoactivity
  • Oily texture and taste
CBD:THCA Ratio:1:1
CBD:241mg (8mg/dose)
THCA:185mg (6mg/dose)
THC:72mg (2.4mg/dose)
Extract Type:Full-Spectrum
Price: $45/15ml ($1.5/dose)
Good For:#Stress, #Pain, #Relaxing
Effects Felt:Calm, Relaxed

Papa & Barkley THC Releaf Capsules (30:1)

With the Papa & Barkley 30:1 capsules, you can say goodbye to crippling anxiety and stress with one of the highest does of full-spectrum CBD on the market. Vegan and organic, Papa & Barkley have crafted the 30:1 CBD Releaf capsules as an alternative way for you to manage your anxiety.

The capsules will be larger than your average pill or tablet, so you may have a hard time swallowing them without water. The effects kick in at full force after 20-45 minutes, creating a calming, relaxing, mood-enhancing impact. At 30mg per capsule, this is a potent dosage, so use accordingly – you may feel sleepy if you consume too many.

Product Summary

Entirely vegan and gluten-free, these capsules offer a high potency dosage at 30mg a capsule, available in both dominant CBD and THC ratios. Feeling stressed, battling inflammation, or just need help focusing? The 30:1 Releaf capsules may be just what you are looking for. Start with one capsule, you may be tempted to bite, but we recommend you swallow with food or else you will be met with a bitter, oily taste. These capsules are designed for habitual, on-the-go use for focus, stress, and inflammation. Effects can be felt within 1-2 hours after ingestion.


  • Anti Inflammatory
  • Anti Anxiety
  • On the go
  • Pre dosed
  • Potent
  • Vegan


  • After taste
CBD:THC Ratio:30:1
CBD:211mg (30mg/dose)
CBDA:9.8mg (1.4mg/dose)
THC:7.3mg (1mg/dose)
Extract Type:Full-Spectrum
Price: $35/7ct ($5/dose)
Good For:#Anxiety, #Inflammation
Effects Felt:Calm, Relaxed
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