Finding Relief


Papa & Barkley is leading the charge, expanding the growing topicals market with their discrete and highly effective trans-dermal Releaf Patches. A combination of both cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) patches deliver a potent kick I personally have never experienced from just a topical alone. Patches come in four varieties, which vary in potency.

Papa & Barkley’s Releaf Patches caught my eye because they were the first cannabis patches I have come across in the five years that I’ve been a 215 patient. Awesome, I thought to myself, a topical I can apply without worrying about a messy application process or staining my clothes! I was interested in the CBD patch first, and was curious about how it would affect my workout routine, and the soreness I experienced trying to get back in the gym.

I applied the patch under my armpit after I finished my workout. I immediately experienced an intense heating and cooling sensation. ‘Well that’s different,’ I thought to myself. The sensation revitalized me as I felt my stiff muscles begin to relax. Then, about half an hour later, the CBD began to kick in, and my muscle stiffness vanished. I became more talkative on my daily commutes and even engaged in conversations I normally would have avoided due to social anxiety I commonly experience in public. After going about my day, I forgot the patch was even there; it comfortably fit on my skin without becoming a chore to manage to keep on.

When I removed the patch after the 12 hours, it came off clean, leaving absolutely no residue on my skin, which is sometimes common with bandages and other over-the-counter patches if left on for a significant amount of time.

The following day, I applied the 3:1 THC to CBD ratio patch in the morning to see if I could notice any subtle effects. Within 30 minutes, noticeable psychoactive effects began to set in. As the THC hit my endocannabinoid system, I felt a strong sense of relaxation and creativity, all while still being fully engaged with what I needed to do that day.

Whether a consumer wants psychoactive, non-psychoactive or even a happy in-between, Papa & Barkley’s Releaf Patches have you covered. Infused with premium whole plant cannabis flower resin, this slow release formula includes over 30mg of CBD for a 12-hour duration. Papa & Barkley are masters when it comes to the field of cannabis topicals and their Releaf Patch is a prime example of their craftsmanship.


Emerald contributor since March 2012


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