The simple mantra, "If you know better, do better," has stuck with her throughout her career.
The simple mantra, "If you know better, do better," has stuck with her throughout her career.
As with all holidays over the last unprecedented year, Valentine’s Day 2021 will be marked by the realities of limited travel, social distancing, and Covid-era shopping trends that have consumers preferring to fill their virtual shopping carts rather than plucking their purchases from retailer shelves. 2020 was a big year for Valentine’s Day, with celebrants spending a record-breaking average of $196.31 per person according to a National Retail Foundation survey. Though Valentine’s Day 2021 spending is projected to total 21.8 billion dollars, it will not reach 2020 proportions, especially when it comes to spending on evenings out. According to the NRF survey, less than one quarter of consumers plan to celebrate their Valentine with an evening out, which is the lowest percentage in the survey’s history.
V-Day dinner plans aren’t the only things that have changed due to the pandemic. Spending on gifts has dropped as well, down $32 per person on average. Still, 73 percent of consumers who intend to celebrate the hearts and flowers holiday this year feel that it is especially important to do so given the pandemic. 41 percent of those surveyed plan to cook up a special celebration in the safety of their own homes.
Restaurants may suffer from reduced safe seating capacity and the number of diners electing to observe the holiday from home this year, but certain product categories (like topicals, beverages and edibles) see regular gains around this time of year, with 2021 looking to be no exception. Sales of cannabis-infused massage oil and lube enjoyed a 20% sales jump relative to the four weeks preceding Valentine’s Day 2020 according to Seattle-based Headset Analytics. Apothecanna’s Sexy Time Personal Intimacy Oil is poised to capitalize on that trend, as is CBD by Playboy’s Pleasure For All kit, which includes intimacy gel, arousal spray and bath bomb. If a bath with your boo ends up being your favorite way to ring in a new year of romance, Love Spell CBD Bath Bomb infused with essential oils that act as aphrodisiacs as well as tension tamers might be just the thing.
On the edible front, CBD and THC chocolates are a favorite gift item on just about any holiday, but as candy is the currency of Valentine’s Day, it’s only natural that an array of sweet treats get top billing in the month of February. Papa & Barkley’s Releaf Chocolate bars (available in milk chocolate or dark chocolate and sea salt) are slow-churned, cannabis-infused creations with Fair Trade certified ingredients. Chill Chocolate offers an array of THC-infused “Mood” chocolate bars, including “Peace”, “Inspire”, and “Dream” to set the tone for a special night. If gummies are more your sweetheart’s speed, Select Nano Gummies (in Lemon-Berry or Strawberry-Peach) or Deli Nickels Passionfruit Gummy Rounds might make better stuffers for that heart-shaped box. Whatever your solo or partnered pleasure this Valentine’s Day, there will be no shortage of cannabis-infused ways to pursue it and restore a little pre-pandemic pleasure to February 14th.
EUREKA, Calif. – July 21, 2020 – Papa & Barkley, the leading cannabis wellness company in California, best known for its award-winning topicals and tinctures, today announced the launch of its Releaf Gummies, a line of sugar-free, gluten-free, keto-friendly, zero-calorie, full spectrum, and solventless edibles. They come in four fruity flavors: Tart Apple and Berry Burst, which are vegan, and Juicy Orange and Wild Strawberry.
Designed for health-conscious consumers, Releaf Gummies are Papa & Barkley’s first line of edible wellness products. Great for stress, anxiety, relaxation, sleep, and acute pain, each gummy contains 5mg of THC, making it easy for consumers to control and increase their dose as needed.
According to Headset, a market data subsidiary of Nielsen, consumer demand for cannabis-infused gummies has surged in California since March, suggesting that consumers are purchasing more edibles due to concerns around respiratory health and COVID-19. During the ongoing pandemic, edibles has maintained its momentum as the top selling product category making up roughly 56% of legal cannabis sales in California during May this year.
Unlike the majority of gummies on the market, which are made with corn syrup, sugar, unnatural dyes and chemically-processed cannabis, Releaf Gummies are formulated with coconut oil infused solventless hash – the collection of ripe, cannabinoid-rich crystals of the cannabis plant. Papa & Barkley’s unique and proprietary chemical-free process maintains the full spectrum of the plant’s cannabinoids, terpenes and phytonutrients, resulting in a multi-dimensional, balanced mind and body sensation. Paired with clean and natural ingredients, Releaf Gummies are easily digestible and deliver a consistent effect.
“Releaf Gummies are the only wellness gummies in California’s cannabis market designed for consumers with dietary preferences or restrictions, including athletes or individuals with health conditions that require a healthy diet,” said Papa & Barkley Co-Founder and Chief Products Officer, Guy Rocourt. “We partnered with Patricia Jones, the founder of Sistah’s Vegan, a black-owned business in our hometown of Eureka, to develop the vegan flavor profiles. From there, we created two additional fruit flavors using the same focus on health and clean ingredients.”
“As we grow, we remain committed to making clean and natural products that meet the health needs of our customers,” said Adam Grossman, Papa & Barkley Founder and CEO. “Our Releaf Gummies are addressing a gap in the market by providing consumers with delicious, sugar-free gummy options that, like all our products, are made without chemicals, are full spectrum, solventless, and use only natural ingredients.”
Each package of Papa & Barkley’s Releaf Gummies contains 100mg of cannabinoids in 20 gummies and costs $16. They are now available online and in dispensaries throughout California. To learn more, visit papaandbarkley.com/releafgummy/.
ABOUT PAPA & BARKLEY
Papa & Barkley™ is the leading cannabis wellness brand in California that creates highly effective, natural products that unlock the healing potential of the cannabis plant. All products are made using solventless, whole plant infusion processes with sun-grown cannabis and hemp flowers grown in the United States and produced in the company’s licensed, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities.
Papa & Barkley was inspired by a son’s mission to ease his father’s debilitating back pain. Today the team is committed to caring for loved ones by producing safe, natural, and efficacious products using the whole plant. Papa & Barkley’s clean, chemical-free products are offered in THC-rich, CBD-rich, and Hemp CBD formulas, to address a variety of needs.
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Gift-giving can be a stressful exercise, particularly when you want your gift to make a statement and even more so when that statement is along the lines of “Thank you for giving me life, keeping me alive, and making my life better.” It’s a tall order, but one that is possible to fill, especially if your search includes cannabis-related products.
Cannabis data intelligence company Headset rounded up some figures on buying behavior related to Mother’s Day, to the benefit CBD companies looking for a sales figure boost and shoppers eager to commemorate the mothers in their lives with the perfect gift. According to Headset data, there were noticeable spikes in specific categories, including topicals, tincture, and sublingual products. Sales in both the “Bath Salts, Soaks, and Scrubs” and “Transdermal Products” categories rose 32%, while lotions, creams, gels, oils, and lubes saw smaller but still significant increases.
Leaflink, a wholesale cannabis e-commerce marketplace, posted data that showed a 8.54% overall market share increase during the week after Mother’s Day last year, compared to its average weekly increase of .94%. Leaflink attributes this leap to a massive restocking of vape cartridges after Mother’s Day shoppers cleaned the shelves prior to the holiday. So you’re clearly not the only one thinking green for your mother’s special day, but with all of the products on the market, from the new to the tried and true, where to start? Here are some of this year’s highlights.
A Mother’s Day bundle from luxury CBD product manufacturer TribeTokes includes a tincture, face mask, eye cream, and travel-sized eye gel that offers $40 in savings with an additional 20% discount when you enter MAGICALMAMA20 at checkout.
Or say it with Kiva Confections’ THC-infused edibles, including their light dose 2.5 mg Petra Mints, or the popular Terra Bites (5mg per dose), which come in flavors like dark chocolate espresso bean and blueberry milk chocolate.
Valhalla Confections offers a different take on the sweet Mother’s Day treat with cannabis-infused gummies that come in flavors like “Sattiva Tangerine” and “Indica Sour Watermelon”. MedTerra CBD has gummy-loving mummies looking for a THC-free treat covered with three different gummy varieties (“Stay Alert”, “Keep Calm”, and “Sleep Tight”) to make her day special.
Not every mother dreams of bubble bath and sweet treats, so for her watchmaker Time Concepts offers its 420 Waldos Mary Jane Series. These timepieces, which retail at $150, boast a cannabis plant image at the watch face’s twenty-minute mark, with another plant outline imprinted on either side of the watchband. Every watch sold supports cannabis legalization.
Whether you are looking to gift the mama in your life with cannabis-related products for topical pain relief (such as Papa Barkley’s Releaf Balm or Releaf Body Lotion),
a potent tincture to alleviate stress and tension (e.g. Funky Farms Alaskan Ice Tincture or Kat’s Naturals “Relax”),
or a celebratory sip made with one of Mood33’s hemp-infused herbal teas, there are gift ideas aplenty and little reason to let Mother’s Day pass by unmarked.
but one of the most exciting cannabis gift’s one can give a mom on Mother’s Day is a bottle of the luxurious infused beverage from House of Saka’s Napa Valley collection Saka Pink. This familiarity of holding a glass of wine at night provides for the perfect perfect micro-dosed experience to any Mom looking to relax.
The Most Affordable Whole Plant Tinctures on the market.
EUREKA, Calif. – Apr. 13, 2020 /AxisWire/ Papa & Barkley, the leading cannabis wellness company in California – best-known for its award-winning topicals and tinctures – launches Micro Dose Tinctures, the most affordable whole plant tinctures on the California cannabis market. Micro Dose Tinctures are made using a solventless whole plant infusion process and are 25% more potent than isolate- or distillate-based tinctures on the market in the same price range. They are also half the price of Papa & Barkley’s existing line of Releaf Tinctures.
During these stressful times of health and economic uncertainty, consumers are making tougher choices as many are affected financially. They still need safe access to essential plant medicine. With that in mind, Papa & Barkley’s new Micro Dose Tinctures are priced at only 9 cents per mg of cannabinoids and contain 25% more mg of cannabinoids per dose than other tinctures in the same size class. Each bottle contains 225mg per 15ml bottle and 450mg per 30ml bottle.
Micro Dose Tinctures are available at select California dispensaries, and available in 30:1, 1:1, 1:3, and 1:30 ratios of CBD to THC. These tinctures are priced at $22 for 15ml and $40 for 30ml at retail. (Retail pricing may vary by dispensary location.)
To learn more about Papa & Barkley’s new Micro Dose Tinctures, visit https://papaandbarkley.com/microdose/
ABOUT PAPA & BARKLEY
Papa & Barkley is the #1 California cannabis wellness brand (topicals and tinctures) that creates clean, highly effective, natural products that unlock the healing power of the plant. All products are made using solventless, whole plant infusion processes with sun-grown Cannabis Sativa. Cannabis for our California line is grown exclusively in the Emerald Triangle and produced in our licensed, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Eureka, California. Hemp (with less than 0.3% THC) for our national CBD line is grown in the United States, using sustainable farming practices.
Papa & Barkley is a team of scientists, caregivers, and advocates who are committed to producing safe and reliable products using the whole plant. Our products are made 100% solvent free and are offered in THC-rich, CBD-rich, and Hemp CBD formulas, to address a variety of conditions.
Papa & Barkley’s “Declaration of Clean Cannabis” defines what consumers should look for in its cannabis and CBD products and invites the industry to join the movement for transparency and clean standards
EUREKA, Calif. – Jan. 8, 2020 /AxisWire/ Papa & Barkley, the #1 California cannabis wellness company best known for its award-winning topicals and tinctures, released its Declaration of Clean Cannabis – a set of principles that define the rigorous steps that their products undergo from soil to shelf in order to produce clean cannabis wellness products with premium ingredients. As the cannabis industry is still evolving at the national level, Papa & Barkley has the opportunity to lead the industry by example, while also educating consumers on what to look for when researching and purchasing cannabis and CBD products.
“We believe in clean cannabis as being at the core of what we do,” said Adam Grossman, Founder and CEO of Papa & Barkley. “Our mission is to unlock the potential of cannabis to improve people’s lives, and we are committed to sourcing clean cannabis and making great products using best-in-class production methods.”
The Declaration of Clean Cannabis includes five key principles:
“We applaud Papa & Barkley for challenging others in the cannabis industry to assess their supply chain, self-regulate and triple test to provide clean cannabis products,” said Aaron Riley, President of CannaSafe. “Their principles for clean cannabis ensure product efficacy, and we’re proud to work with Papa & Barkley and be a part of the movement for leading the standard of clean in the cannabis industry.”
To read the Declaration of Clean Cannabis and learn more about the principles of clean cannabis, visit: cleanhalo.com.
ABOUT PAPA & BARKLEY
Papa & Barkley is the #1 California cannabis wellness brand (topicals and tinctures) that creates clean, highly effective, natural products that unlock the healing power of the plant. All products are made using a solventless, whole plant infusion process with sun-grown Cannabis Sativa. Cannabis for our California line is grown exclusively in the Emerald Triangle and produced in our licensed, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Eureka, California. Hemp (cannabis with less than 0.3% THC) for our national CBD line is grown in the United States.
Papa & Barkley is a team of scientists, caregivers and advocates who are committed to producing safe and reliable products using the whole plant. Our products are 100% solvent free and are offered in THC-rich, CBD-rich, and Hemp CBD formulas, to address a variety of conditions.
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LOS ANGELES, December 11, 2019 – Papa & Barkley. (the “Company”), a leading cannabis wellness brand on a mission to improve people’s lives by unlocking the power of cannabis, announced that it has released an origin story video meant to capture the evolution of the Company’s brand. In order to capture the heartfelt and authentic beginning upon which Papa & Barkley’s origin exists, they engaged Flowertown, a content publishing platform focused on changing the cannabis conversation from niche to mainstream.
“Flowertown captured Papa & Barkley’s brand DNA and Eureka, California roots and brought our story life through an emotive retelling of our brand origin story that differentiates our mission and values,” said Angela Pih, Chief Marketing Officer of Papa & Barkley. “As Papa & Barkley continues to grow and expand nationally, visual storytelling and branded video is an important medium to share the company’s unique mission-driven story through an education first approach.”
Founded in 2016, the Papa & Barkley brand was inspired by the story of co-founder & CEO Adam Grossman, who formulated a cannabis-based balm to ease his father’s debilitating back pain in hospice, and which ultimately allowed him to return home. With a passion for creating trusted cannabis content, Flowertown used its expertise to bring this story to life and provide a window into how one of the industry’s most trusted brands came to be.
“Being familiar with Papa & Barkley’s team, their line of products and the impressive level of trust that their customer base has for them, partnering with them to produce this video was a no brainer for Flowertown,” said Jamil Bardowell, Managing Director for Flowertown. “Flowertown and Papa & Barkley are aligned in their core goals to educate consumers about cannabis alternatives for their wellbeing, so to help tell Adam Grossman’s incredible story was a privilege for our entire team.”
Using the content created by Flowertown, Papa & Barkley will distribute the content throughout the company’s various social media accounts including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
The Papa & Barkley Origin Story can be found on their YouTube at https://youtu.be/EkS899d7Hm8
About Papa & Barkley
Papa & Barkley™ is the #1 California cannabis wellness brand that creates highly effective, natural products that unlock the healing potential of the plant. All of our products are made using a solventless, whole plant infusion process with sun-grown cannabis and hemp flowers grown in the United States and produced in our licensed, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. Papa & Barkley is a team of scientists, caregivers and advocates who are committed to producing safe and reliable products using the whole plant. Our products are 100% solvent free and are offered in THC-rich, CBD-rich, and Hemp CBD formulas, for a variety of needs. Find out more at https://papaandbarkley.com
Flowertown is a content publishing platform focused on changing the cannabis conversation from niche to mainstream, offering a new, honest and comfortable approach to the benefits cannabis has to offer for the responsible audience. Passionate about curating a premium, safe and trusted cannabis experience for all existing and new consumers entering the market, Flowertown is a trusted source where questions are answered, curiosities are welcomed and conversations are started. The Flowertown staff is comprised of some of the top ad agency talent in the country. For more information visit www.flowertown.com. In addition to content publishing, the company also assists exceptional brands to reach new consumers through driven and purposeful creative services with Flowertown Agency. (http://flowertownagency.com/).
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Boston — February 20, 2019 /AxisWire/ Papa & Barkley, a nationally recognized cannabis wellness products company, received an award for Excellence in Technology, Infused Products and Extractions at the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) Awards in Boston.
CEO & Founder Adam Grossman accepted the award at NCIA’s Seed-to-Sale Show. “I’m so proud of our team at Papa & Barkley for their dedication to developing new extraction methods and the highest quality products,” said Grossman. “This award recognizes our commitment to innovation and focus on efficacy.”
Papa & Barkley is a proud team of caregivers, scientists and professionals on a mission to unlock the power of cannabis to improve people’s lives. Starting with its Releaf Balm, a product that was created in Adam’s kitchen to help his ailing father, the company has since created an award winning suite of highly effective pain and wellness products.
Located in Eureka, California, Papa & Barkley has developed a proprietary whole-plant infusion process, including a first-of-its-kind large-scale, solventless infusion vessel. All Papa & Barkley products are produced using whole-plant, solvent-free processes, meaning chemicals are never introduced, there are never any distitalltes added, and terpenes are never re-introduced. This technology captures the full cannabinoid profile including all of the phytonutrients and terpenes naturally found in the cannabis plant, that work together to maximize health benefits.
For more information about Papa & Barkley and its award winning technology, please visit www.papaandbarkley.com.
Founded in 2017, NCIA’s Industry Excellence Awards were developed to recognize the trailblazing individuals and companies driving the growth and elevation of the cannabis industry. Determined by nominations and votes from NCIA members, NCIA’s Industry Excellence Awards are given to members in each of the following categories of Cultivation, Infused Products and Extractions, and Business Strategies and Innovation.
About Papa & Barkley
Papa & Barkley is a premium wellness brand that creates highly effective, natural products that unlock the healing power of the cannabis plant to improve people’s lives. All of our products are made with sun-grown cannabis flowers and are produced in our licensed, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, located in Humboldt County, California.
Founded by caring for the ones we love, we are a team of scientists, caregivers and advocates who are committed to producing safe and reliable products using the whole plant. Our products are 100% solvent free and are offered in THC-rich and CBD-rich ratios, to address a variety of conditions. To learn more about us please visit http://www.papaandbarkley.com/.
Americans are expected to spend a record amount on Valentine’s Day this year despite a years-long decrease in the percentage of people celebrating the holiday, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.
“The vast majority of Valentine’s Day dollars are still spent on significant others, but there’s a big increase this year in consumers spreading the love to children, parents, friends, and coworkers,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “Those who are participating are spending more than ever and that could be the result of the strong economy. With employment and income growing, consumers appear to be expanding the scope of who qualifies for a card or a box of candy.”
Another study from St. Louis University in Missouri, found that cannabis could improve your love life. 133 women were surveyed and said that they consumed cannabis shortly before engaging in sexual activity. 68% of those women said that it made sex more pleasurable. From that same study, 62% of participants said that cannabis helps them achieve a more satisfying orgasm.
A different study from Stanford found that women who abstained from cannabis in the past year, had sex on average 6.0 times during the previous four weeks, whereas that number was 7.1 for daily cannabis users. Among men, the corresponding figure was 5.6 for nonusers and 6.9 for daily users. That means regular cannabis users are having 20% more sex than abstainers.
Foria makes a sun-grown cannabis CBD arousal lube and the company is offering two bottles of its product Awaken for the price of one as a Valentine’s Day special. The company says if you order by February 7, you’ll receive it in time for the holiday.
California’s leader in ultra-premium flower Canndescent has a product called Connect, which seems perfect for Valentine’s Day. Their Connect strains are formulated specifically to kindle socialization and deep connections with other people – perfect for your romantic evening plans. Sadly, it’s only available in California. Gorgeous gift boxes with ⅛ of flower are available at licensed California dispensaries, as are the newly-launched and extremely classy Stylus rechargeable and Ready-To-Use vaporizer pens.
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Interested in a massage? Papa & Barkley’s cannabis-infused Releaf Body Oil is the right choice.
Papa & Barkley’s full line is available in California, but everyone else can enjoy their Essentials line, which offers a hemp-based CBD oil, which can be put in any drink, food, or a nice, relaxing bubble bath.
Want to set the mood… without relying on alcohol? mood33 has crafted a delicious PASSION tonic that is infused with THC, CBD and uplifting natural terpenes – all under 33 calories per beautiful bottle. Inspire yourself and your partner with the sensuous flavors of sparkling green tea, sweet passionfruit and tart lime.
Guilt-free chocolate is the way to your love’s heart. Bhang makes a delicious 73.5% cacao CBD dark chocolate that is not to be believed. The company also makes a new nicotine-free tobacco-free all hemp Pre-Roll Straights. The Bhang team brings together its love of chocolate and cannabis in the most awarded line of cannabis chocolate bars available in the world. Developed by a Master Chocolatier with 25+ years of chocolate-making experience, these artisan bars pair the best in Venezuelan Criollo cacao with adventurous flavors and high-quality, lab-tested, CO2-extracted cannabis oil.
More of a DIY person? Try Goat’s Milk Sweet Quartet Caramel Infusion Kit that retails for $35. You can make delicious, dispensary-grade edibles from the comfort of your own home— elevate any treat by simply drizzling over a dessert and/or dipping your favorite fruit!. Lactose-free flavors include: Original Caramel, Spicy Dark Chocolate, Salted Bourbon and Vanilla Bean
Fog & Tree
Still not satisfied? Oil, chocolates, beverages still aren’t the perfect gift? How about
Fog & Tree Eau de Parfum, an all natural fragrance that is blended with real cannabis terpenes, could be exactly what your loved one is looking for. The fragrance will take your senses on a journey through the Redwoods of Northern California with the woodsy and herbaceous scent with fresh coastal fog.
The terpenes used in Fog & Tree are all harvested from Humboldt Seed Company’s proprietary strains. Not only are they blending their fragrance with terpenes from award-winning genetics, but they are also reaping the benefits of Humboldt’s unique terroir.
Eureka, California got its start in the gold rush and now the community is looking at the Green Rush for its latest return to prosperity. The little town in northern California got its start when gold mining was in its heyday and the protection of Humboldt Bay allowed for a safe place for boats to dock. After the gold rush died down, timber became the next path to riches. But then timber demand began to fall as well.
The remote mountains of Humboldt County proved to be a great place to grow cannabis and many residents found this to be a great way to earn a living. In the process, the country has earned a reputation for growing premium cannabis.
With legalization, the former black market cannabis farms that are tucked in the hills of Humboldt County near Eureka are coming out into the open and bringing new money and manufacturing to the area. It is estimated that there are 6,000 to 10,000 farms spread throughout the county. Some have been growing cannabis for decades and are trying to make the transition to legal status.
Papa & Barkley is one company that has brought jobs to the sleepy town. It is a company known for its healing balms and patches, which were originated by founder Adam Grossman. Grossman developed the first balm to help his father’s tremendous back pain and continued to give samples to friends. Then it became a passion project.
It has quickly grown from a handful of employees to over 100 jobs. The company keeps expanding its footprint in downtown Eureka to the delight of a youthful city council.
Due to Papa & Barkley’s commitment to a “clean” formula, the company was already stringently testing its products. This meant that it was able to meet the new stricter cannabis guidelines that went into effect in California on July 1. The California dispensaries have fewer products on the shelves than before July 1 because many companies’ weren’t able to pass the tests.
Papa & Barkley didn’t have that issue and is now enjoying a lack of competition as the company educates the consumers about its products. It doesn’t use solvents or add distillates. It doesn’t re-add terpenes and uses a whole plant infusion process. The company only buys its cannabis from the sun-grown farms in the Humboldt County region.
It even specifically sources its beeswax from beekeepers who don’t use pesticides that could keep the product from passing its tests. Chief Products Officer Guy Rocourt said that procuring clean beeswax has been one of the hardest parts to the production process.
While the company specializes in medical cannabis that comes in patches, balms, tinctures, and capsules, it is planning on expanding into other states with a hemp product called Essentials. These CBD products will be derived from hemp and will be available for sale in states without legalization.
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