By Michelle Ann Rizzio

This week I had the opportunity to chat with Stephanie of Papa and Barkley about her company and their products. I found Papa and Barkley almost a year ago when I worked for a local dispensary. I met Stephanie and we were immediate fast friends. The extent of her knowledge regarding topical application of cannabis products blew my mind and opened me up to using non smokable methods to focus pain relief. I fell in love with the sample of Releaf Balm I was given and now have to have one in my purse at all times. I struggle with an L5 disc degeneration which can cause shooting pains and at times can lock up my entire mid and lower body. The Papa and Barkley Releaf Balm comes in THC and CBD rich versions. Visiting with Stephanie is such a pleasure because she has so much love for the company she represents, and for the consumers who come into the various dispensaries she pops up at every week. Be sure to visit Stephanie at some of her upcoming pop-ups across the Coachella Valley and experience Papa and Barkley yourself.

CV Weekly: What is Papa and Barkley’s mission in the cannabis industry?
Stephanie: To unlock the power of the plant

CV Weekly: What types of cannabis products do Papa and Barkley make?
Stephanie: Topicals, Tinctures, Capsules, Body oil, Transdermal Patches and a Bath Soak


CV Weekly: What is your favorite product and why?
Stephanie: This Question is challenging to answer as I microdose on the 1:1 tincture every day I

also use it as a face serum  I always have a balm in my purse I also use the body oil Everday Patches monthly (during that time of the month) but if I had to choose one the tincture is the most universal.

CV Weekly: Do you feel the tinctures and balms work together or does a consumer only need to use one? 
Stephanie: I’m a huge believer that using one externally and topically you’ll get the max amount of benefits! But of course, you can use them on their own.

CV Weekly: Do any of the products include cannabinoids other than THC and CBD?
Stephanie: Yes, we are a whole plant extraction using water, heat, and pressure so we truly keeping the integrity of the plant with each harvest we use.

CV Weekly: What can we expect from the company in the future?
Stephanie: Continued love and education! New products that I can’t speak of now but all the pain relief for you and your loved ones!!!

CV Weekly: When and where can we find you this week?
Stephanie: Remedy Inc. Cathedral City  Wed.27 from 2pm-4pm
Desert’s Finest DHS Thur. 28th from 10am-1pm
Desert Organic Solutions Palm Springs Thur. from 2pm-4pm
Lighthouse Coachella Fri. 1st from 10am-1pm
Dank Depot Cathedral City Sat. 2nd 10am-1pm
City of Dank Cathedral City Sat. 2nd 1:30pm-4:30pm
and to stay updated follow me on IG @perry_stephanie_ or @papaandbarkley