By: Laine Hammer & Cyrus Sepahbodi
Growing up, my dad was always the chill parent. He was the super laid back, go with the flow one that I always went to first when asking for permission because I knew he’d say yes. So, it should have been no surprise to me when I found out he consumed cannabis (basically) every day of my life. As we know, cannabis has a way of making us feel more mellow and keeping us calm in times of stress. He even had a wooden box of cannabis paraphernalia in his studio, and I had no idea what it was for. Thinking back on it now, it’s no wonder that the smell of cannabis is so nostalgic for me. So, in honor of my father – a cannabis-consuming dad – and fathers who might be new to cannabis and want to dip their toes in the water, here’s your Papa & Barkley cannabis gift guide for Father’s Day. – Laine
Cannabis Balms & Patches for Athletic Dads
Nothing is better than getting to the point where you can out-shoot your pops on the court. He may not like that you’re better than him, but you can soothe his bruised ego (and his back) by giving him a Papa & Barkley Releaf Patch. Available in multiple ratios, our patches provide a full spectrum of cannabinoids through a transdermal delivery system, which will help him find relief from the aches and pains associated with balling it up on the backyard court. With a transdermal patch, cannabinoids would enter his bloodstream, making our Releaf patch a good option for relaxing both his back and his mind post-game. Our Balm, on the other hand, is a topical product. Onset is quick and relief lasts up to 12 hours, but cannabinoids don’t enter the bloodstream. If your dad’s knees are bothering him from all those jump shots, our Releaf Balm is the solution. Just a dime-sized amount applied to the skin is all he will need to get back on the court, grill a burger, or just relax in his favorite armchair while he watches ESPN.
THC Tincture for Creative Dads
Not only was my dad my basketball coach and chauffeur, he was (and continues to be) a musician! Never without a tune in his head, he was always tapping his hands on the steering wheel or humming a tune whilst trying to write songs for his next project. If your dad is having trouble with his latest creative endeavor, we recommend he try a dropper of our Releaf Tincture! Some studies suggest that cannabis consumption increases cerebral blood flow to the frontal lobe, the part of our brain behind creativity. To achieve the most creative results, you do not necessarily need to consume a full dose of either THC or CBD. All we need is an extra boost to get us going on that next great idea! – Laine
THC Capsules for Academic Dads
If your dad is a bookworm, a lover of debating the merits of Beethoven vs. Bach, or even a professor of applied physics at the local university, our Releaf Capsules are a great gift. Our capsules contain our triple-tested whole-plant oil in a fixed dose. Entirely vegan and gluten-free, each capsule is activated with 30mg of cannabinoids and is ideal for his whole–body aches and pains. Available in CBD-dominant or THC-rich ratios, capsules make a nice option for the dad who wants a simple, precise dose to help enhance his mind while he listens to classical music, relaxes with a good book, or organizes a lesson plan.
THC Skincare for Dads Who Need Self-care
Step aside moms, self–care is for dads, too! Though most fathers didn’t grow up with the social pressures of taking care of their skin the way mothers did, their skin health is just as important! Caring for your skin is a form of self-love and self-care, and dads, you should really get on board. Why not start with our THC body lotion? This cannabis-infused THC-rich lotion is versatile. The fresh-pressed rosin in our formulation provides the full-spectrum of cannabinoids, phytonutrients, terpenes, and chlorophyll of the plant to help promote skin vitality. Now dad can target discomfort, rejuvenate his skin, and discover the benefits of whole-body cannabis wellness with a clean, citrus-y scent!
Cannabis Concentrates for Dads Who Dab
Your dad may have memories of sparking up a doobie and listening to his favorite Jefferson Airplane or Steely Dan record, but times have changed, and delivery systems have become cleaner and more efficient. If your dad prefers classical methods of consuming cannabis, then the best way to celebrate Father’s Day is by setting up a fresh dab of Papa & Barkley’s Select line of concentrates. These award-winning strains of ice water hash or rosin are made in small batches and perfect for dads who dab. After all, that’s why it is called Papa’s Select.
Show Your Dad That He’s Special
Papa & Barkley was founded on the love a son had for his father. In the spirit of caring for your dad, what better way to show him how much he means to you than by giving him the gift of comfort, relaxation, and creativity? Give your dad the gift he deserves this Father’s Day. From all of us at Papa & Barkley, we acknowledge the hard-working and amazing dads out there who make a difference every day for their kids!