How It's Made: Papa & Barkley's Releaf Capsules

Cannabis capsules are an efficient way to get relief without having to smoke a joint, vaporize, or eat an entire edible. To make their own "Releaf" capsules, Papa & Barkley starts with northern California sun grown cannabis, cultivated by farmers using sustainable and organic practices. Only heat, water, and pressure are used to make the capsules — no solvents or chemicals. As the plant material is transferred into an oil, it maintains the full spectrum of all its cannabinoids and terpenes. 


Few other entrepreneurs in the cannabis space have their hands in quite as many ventures as Lorne Gertner. Currently dubbed the "godfather of the Canadian cannabis industry," Gertner told Civilized, "If we could live through normalization, we could change the world." Hailing from the fashion industry, this Toronto native says he's on a mission to "make the world a better place through cannabis and design excellence." The only catch is, well, normalizing cannabis — and that's where Gertner's keen eye for style comes in. "In the old days, you were going to be different or you were going to be normal," said Thom Antonio, Gertner's friend, creative director, and collaborator of 35 years.

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