Eureka based cannabis company Papa & Barkley has announced a commitment to what it is calling “clean cannabis”.
Many companies tout their product as “organic”, is this the next step in the natural products wave of eschewing chemicals and using chemical processes in manufacturing, or perhaps a simple attempt to set their products apart from the ever growing CBD market. Or a counter to the vape crisis of 2019. One thing is certain, the cannabis industry will continue to grow apace in 2020 and we may see other cannabis companies making similar declarations or perhaps quietly following suit. As the industry remains under scrutiny companies will continue to attempt to pull ahead of the pack.
Papa & Barkely’s core “clean” commitments:
- Organic and regenerative farming practices – Choose trusted farm partners in the U.S. who use native soil, organic and regenerative farming practices when growing both cannabis and hemp plants.
- Solventless – Avoid solvents and chemical extraction methods that yield isolates or distillates; employ a solventless whole plant infusion process that maintains the integrity of the plant and creates more effective products.
- Whole plant infusion – By infusing the whole plant, it maintains the full spectrum of cannabinoids, terpenes, chlorophyll and valuable phytonutrients; naturally infused into products without the use of chemicals or adding terpenes.
- Clean ingredients – Supporting ingredients such as carrier oils, essential oils and beeswax are clean, conscientiously sourced and made with no residual chemicals.
- Triple-tested by third-party – To ensure the product is clean throughout the process from soil to shelf, its crucial to test the product at three stages – the input cannabis plant material, the infused oil and the final blended product.