There has been a lot of study of CBD over the past few years, and researchers seem to like what they’re seeing.

In addition to relief from such ailments as spasms, seizures, insomnia, nausea and vomiting, pain, oxidative damage, and anxiety, it turns out topical CBD is pretty miraculous, too, particularly for pain relief and inflammation.

Sales of CBD products are estimated to top a billion dollars by 2020, and like any booming industry (especially one with its feet firmly rooted in vice) there are some shady characters and some true stand-outs.

For us, Papa & Barkley is one of the shining stars. Not only is Papa & Barkley cruelty-free and 100% vegan, they’re also militant about purity; testing for pesticides, heavy metals, and solvents every step of the way, from the flowers they buy from farmers to the finished goods they sell to stores. They’re also based in Humboldt, California, which (it could be argued) is the beating heart and true soul of cannabis culture.

Papa & Barkley offers six families of products: Releaf Balms and Releaf Body Oil (for transdermal pain relief that doesn’t enter the blood stream), Releaf Capsules and Releaf Tinctures (to be taken internally), Releaf Patches (deep, targeted relief to applied areas, while also delivering cannabinoids into the bloodstream; microdoses relief for up to 12 hours), and Releaf Soak (crafted with Dead Sea salts).

Many of their products are available in a range of ratios, so you can choose the CBD:THC ratio you need, to provide the appropriate level of relief.


For Further Reading:

Cannabinoids in the management of difficult to treat pain

CANNABIDIOL (CBD) Pre-Review Report – WHO