What started as an altruistic attempt to manage his father’s back pain, Papa and Barkley now provide California with both cannabis and CBD-based wellness products. Josh Grossman started the company by developing a DIY cannabis balm in a crockpot. After it drastically improved his father’s quality of life, business and branding wheels started turning over in his head. That crockpot experiment eventually became one of their flagship products known as “releaf balms” with 3:1 CBD:THC or 1:3 THC:CBD options and infused with essential oils like eucalyptus, tea tree, peppermint, and lavender.
Now Papa and Barkley’s sales are approaching $1 million per month. While their products use CBD, they also contain THC which makes their business beholden to California’s Proposition 64. Their wellness-based products break formation from standard smoking consumption methods like flower and vaporizers. They specialize in non-evasive ways of cannabis consumption that include tinctures, patches, capsules balms, and body oils.
The company was named after Grossman’s father and his pit bull sidekick as a reminder that their products were spawned from a simple idea; helping family members get back on their feet. Now their products help out families all over the state looking for similar relief from aches, pains, and arthritis, according to user reviews left on their website.
If you’re lucky enough to live in the Sunshine State, you can get their products delivered directly to your house or find them at one of their many retail locations.