By: Laine Hammer & Cyrus Sepahbodi 

Ever heard of the phrase “form over function”? Well, we like form and function. And that’s exactly what Papa & Barkley’s new edible has in store. Our healthy, whole plant Releaf Gummies are what we call a functional edible. But what exactly does “functional” mean? We chatted with our Chief Product Officer, Guy Rocourt, to discuss the process of creating our new Releaf Gummies, the lowdown on what a functional edible is, and how to find the right edible for you. 

What does ‘functional’ mean? 

Remember that Schoolhouse Rock song, “Conjunction junction what’s your function?” Well, we’re not talking conjunctions, but we are here to remind you just what the word ‘function’ truly means. Functional edibles are designed to be practical, useful, and perform a specific function; to give you the cleanest and most consistent delivery method for cannabinoids.  

What makes an edible ‘functional’? 

A functional edible is one designed with use cases in mind. That’s why our new Releaf Gummies are made with solventless hash-infused coconut oil, and are sugar-free, gluten-free, keto-friendly, and full spectrum. These factors make our gummies the healthiest edible on the California market. Our Releaf Gummies are small and boast a fruity, pleasant experience – a clean and nostalgic way for you to consume cannabis. With a functional edible, you can manage pain, alleviate stress, get better sleep, and enhance your daily activities, without consuming unnecessary calories, sugar, and unnatural dyes. 

Edibles and eating cannabis is an age old, thriving marketplace. We realized all the edibles on today’s market are unhealthy, and that didn’t make sense to us since we look at cannabis as a wellness proposition. We saw an opportunity in the market to have a sugar-free edible, made without any artificial flavors or colors either. 

-Guy Rocourt, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer Papa & Barkley 

Edibles are a great alternative to smoking. They’re a more inclusive option for people looking for a delivery method that’s easy on the lungs. This is especially helpful for those who are new to cannabis wellness and want a more accessible way to experience the plant.  

Hash Infusion vs. Rosin vs. Cannabis Oil 

We believe that innovation is at the forefront of cannabis wellness, and that is why we spent over a year creating a new kind of edible. Traditional edibles on the market are typically made with isolates, whereas Papa & Barkley’s Releaf Gummies are made with whole plant solventless hash that is then infused into coconut oil. Whole plant edibles provide a more consistent, balanced high: no high highs and low lows. An edible is only as good as the cannabis input product that you infuse it with – that’s why we chose hash as the key ingredient. Using solventless hash allows us to not over-refine the cannabis, while maintaining the natural cannabinoids, terpenes, and phytonutrients of the plant.  

“The way we infuse for our edibles is a higher step of full spectrum, and the reasoning or rationale, is that we’re trying to give you the most plant. We are working with a new concept, where we take kief and instead of pressing it to refine it into the rosin, we soak the kief into coconut oil and use that coconut oil to make our edibles.”  

-Guy Rocourt, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer Papa & Barkley 

Finding the right edible for you 

There are so many edibles out there – various gummies, chocolates, baked goods – the list goes on. So where do you even start? Deciding what cannabis product to consume is a task in itself, but you also need to consider how you want to feel and how much THC is in the product. There are also allergies or diet considerations – vegan, gluten-free, nuts – which may limit your choices. Once you’ve gone through your unique list, sometimes there’s not a lot left to choose from, but we believe there’s an edible out there for everyone. At Papa & Barkley, we’ve tried our best to make our edible a tasty, beneficial choice you can feel good about – one that doesn’t compromise your health and wellness needs. 

Introducing Releaf Gummies 

At Papa & Barkley, we’re following in Brownie Mary’s footsteps and have created our very first edible: Releaf Gummies. Now you can experience elevated mind and body relief with our functional, healthy edibles made with the whole cannabis plant. Our gummies are made in small batches in Humboldt using natural ingredients and solventless hash-infused coconut oil. They’re sugar-free, gluten-free, keto-friendly, and full spectrum, making them the healthiest, most pure gummies on the California market. Zero-calorie, flavorful, and available in Tart Apple (Vegan), Berry Burst (Vegan), Juicy Orange, and Wild Strawberry. Find them at a local dispensary near you. 

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