Cannabis Product Review – 3:1 CBD Rich ReLeaf Balm from Papa & Barkley

by Carrie Dabshaw
Papa & Barkley ReLeaf Balm Review

Papa & Barkley's ReLeaf Balm At-A-Glance


Papa & Barkley mindfully unlocks the power of cannabis' ability to improve people's lives. This 3:1 Releaf balm is a spectacular act of love for your body. 


$30 for this cannabis-fortified treasure is a steal. For milligrams in topical products, it's an accessible pricepoint.


Cooling, effortless, unencumbered relaxation come together for an ambrosial Releaf.

Find It On Emjay

You can purchase the ReLeaf Balm alongside other Papa & Barkley products online at We also carry them in-store at Sherbinskis Fairfax and Emjay locations.

About Papa & Barkley

Adam Grossman named his remarkably successful and healing cannabis brand after the life-altering experience he had with his pitbull Barkley and his recently debilitated Papa. Making like Migos with a twist of the wrist like it’s stir-fry Grossman used his personal kitchen and Crock-Pot to make a homemade topical for relieving his father’s back pain. Now many years later after sustained and prominent success in the medical and recreational markets, Papa & Barkly boasts a team of scientists, farmers, and professional caregivers in their mission for healing. 

Papa & Barkley uses only native soils and organic growing practices in cultivating their high-quality USA-grown hemp. To avoid butane and CO2, Papa instead opts for MCT oil to prepare the hemp plant for its proprietary CBD extraction process. Adding a little heat, pressure, and water is all it takes to produce Papa’s famous (and brilliantly titled) Releaf with the full spectrum of cannabis’ many and varied cannabinoid cousins. With unshakeable confidence in the quality of their final product, Papa & Barkley offers a full refund up to 30 days after purchase for their consumers. This is the true measure of class and a hallmark of professionality.

The latest love of my life, live rosin-which Lowell Farms absolutely crushed in their fantastic Strawberry (this shit was) Bananaz, makes for the secret sauce in P&B’s beloved Releaf Repair Cream and Body Lotion and it is a really interesting evolution of the dabber’s delight. Papa offers Certificates of Analysis for all of theirs lines and offers a level of transparency and insight that ensures medical-grade attention to detail.

Highlights 3:1 CBD Rich Releaf Balm

Papa & Barkley centers their relief-focused approach by organizing their products by the desired effect.  Shop according to your needs from relaxation and post-workout recovery to mobility and wellness. With curated kits for everything from better sleep to clearer skin, Papa & Barkley trailblazes a new path to activate and proliferate the meaningful ways in which cannabis interacts with our body.

With vegan and traditional capsules, regular and double strength tinctures, lotions, and potions are abounding in a variety of formats and strengths under Papa’s umbrella ella ella ella. The balm featured comes with pages and pages of scientific analysis of its contents. With only plant-based ingredients and P&B’s propriety, clean extraction methods to boot Barkley goes the extra mile to clear standards for non-GMO and cruelty-free certification as well as participating in 1% For The Planet, which donates to the environment and social causes with a portion of their sales.

The proof of the pudding is in the eating and Papa & Barkley’s commitment to excellence is served up in every scoop of their CBD treasures. Papa & Barkley is heads and tails above the vast majority of products in any space and light-years beyond the standards set by the nefarious liquor and Big Pharma industries (don’t @ me). If you care about what goes in and about your human body this is the brand for you.


Every detail of Papa & Barkley’s product bespeaks of trustworthy class.  Elegance permeates every step of the unboxing. Papa & Barkley touts their regenerative and organic farming practices on the side and it is the level of awareness that makes for a superior impact. 

This Releaf Balm packs over 130mg of CBD and just over 46mg THC. If you’re new to topicals keep in mind that these milligrams will not cross get into your bloodstream nor cross the blood-brain barrier to get you high. Like local anesthesia in this country’s for-profit healthcare system, only the area to which it is applied will be affected.

The wooden top of the jar branded with P&B’s beautiful logo adds yet another layer of swoon. Before you even get the plastic covering off the balm, Releaf smells like your favorite yoga studio. Eucalyptus, tea tree, peppermint, and lavender essential oils tag-team your olfactory for an instant onset of comfort. 

The label reads: good for aches and pains. As an avid and passionate bi-ped (I just walked 21 miles in a day on the beat for my NYC vs LA Who Smokes Best?) my feet take on a lot of responsibility. I got home from a long day with some tension on the bottom of my feet. I thought I’d lather up and see how it prepares my dogs for a long nighttime walk.

With the final layer of packaging off, the balm radiates the smell of relief into the air. If it feels half as good as it smells we are in for a treat. The texture of the balm is delicious. I’m glad I hadn’t smoked before using this or I won’t lie to you! I would have eaten some.  The balm instantly feels incredible on the skin. This is ideal for massages especially those as foreplay to physical intimacy with yourself for others.

I started by rubbing the balm into the bottom of one foot and left the other alone to gauge the impact. P&B’s Releaf balm is surprisingly effective-a cooling silky smooth ease offers a very pleasant relaxation. Like the sensation of stepping out of the sauna into the cool air-something in the body has been released and although you may not be able to put your finger on what’s different you feel sparkling and lighter. 8,000 steps later and the balmed foot still felt noticeably more relaxed and at ease than the unbalmed one. The Releaf really holds up.

Don’t wait for an ache or pain to massage on some Releaf-like sublingual CBD this is an all-purpose endocannabinoid genie that will vibe graciously with whatever you got goin’ on. Try some just for funsies when you’re using cannabis or your favorite psychedelic. 


$30 is a steal for the quality. Add Papa & Barkley’s ReLeaf Balm to your self-care rotation without hesitation.

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